What could be better in the summer than having fun in the sun? How about relaxing in style and comfort on your own porch, veranda or backyard?
Adding pizzazz and elegance to these areas is easier than you think.
Create a Fun and Creative Front Entrance
Curb appeal is always important; your front entrance is what visitors will notice the most especially while waiting for you to answer the door. Make it more inviting by adding greenery and flowers to planters on either side of the front door and in strategic areas on the porch and steps. Use local plants to match your landscaping. Or make a big statement by painting your entrance door a fabulous bright color.
Another way to welcome visitors is to add an arbor or pergola near the front door and decorate it with a beautiful climbing flower or vine. There’s nothing better than a beautiful bench or a couple of unexpected fashionable chairs at the front entrance.
Add a Great Seating Group
Create cozy places for family and guests to spend time by adding outdoor furniture such as wicker, wood or wrought iron chairs. To make the area feel more like an extension of your home, decorate in a style that matches the rest of the house.
Stimulate conversation by arranging furniture in a way that allows everyone to see and hear one another.
If the space is to be used for morning tea or casual drinks, add a coffee table or side tables.
Just like the rooms inside your home, outdoor living spaces can be accessorized to add style and details.
Outdoor pillows and footstools are an easy way to add a pop of color. Alternatively, use colors that match the plants growing in your garden.
Weather-resistant rugs in patterns ranging from subtle to bold create a soft surface underfoot and add great drama to your space
Create an elegant mood by using candles after dark.
Other accessory ideas include adding a water feature, vases, party lighting, a porch swing and a fire pit.
Does your space need some shade? You can do wonders with a beautiful canopy. Add a little extra with hanging lanterns from the canopy top.
Don’t forget outdoor dining for evening meals or great parties. A more intimate and cozy area can be created for breakfast, coffee or tea time.
Have a gorgeous view from your backyard? Arrange your table setting to take advantage of Mother Nature’s decorating.
Maximize space by using furnishing that convert when not being used for dining. Extra seating can be built into retaining walls and deck railings.
Outdoor kitchens can be just as versatile and elegant as their indoor cousins. Your choice of counter and backsplash will show off your personality, and lighting can create a focal point.
A few simple changes can make a big impact, so get out there and get decorating.
Contact me at Décoria Interior Designs. I’d love to help you create the home of your dreams. At Décoria Interior Designs, we approach every project with a discerning eye that is unwavering to the smallest detail. We believe in listening and working in close collaboration with clients to create a beautiful and luxurious space that is perfectly suited to their personality and lifestyle. Dècoria provides the utmost level of sophistication, exquisite quality and comfort. We are proud to serve our clients in the Washington DC metro area including Maryland and Virginia. You can contact us for more information at 301.430.0723