Infuse Your Outdoors with Indoor Décor
The days are getting longer and the nights are heating up and with summer around the corner, now is the time to start moving the indoors to the outdoors. Indoor/outdoor living is all the rage these days, especially for sunny California residents who get to take advantage of the wonderfully mild temperatures all year round.
Most exciting are the design options for the modern patio that include plush furnishings and soft lighting options for an outdoor experience that offers all the comforts of indoor living.
So, where to begin?
Many design experts suggest infusing elements of cool for the day and warmth for the night into your indoor/outdoor patio décor for a feel of peace and ease no matter the time of day or year.
Wicker or sturdy bamboo seating dressed up with lush fabric cushions are best accompanied by tables and end tables perfectly suited to serving iced drinks and refreshing platters of fruits, vegetables and cool summer sandwiches.
Situate seating in the shade, whether under a decorative umbrella or even a tree, in order to experience a relaxing breeze. And ceiling fans hung from a patio covering have a way of moving the air and keeping the heat at bay.
Add colorful throw blankets, plumped pillows and a large textured rugs as a way of bringing indoor comforts to your outdoor décor.
When night falls, add a spark to the evening with glass-encased candles for extra shimmer that will keep in the breeze, a string of soft lights for a festive feel and a warming fireplace to brighten the night.
No room for a stone-stacked hearth? No problem. Many home improvement stores offer a broad selection of gas-powered and traditional log-burning fire pits that are moveable and can be easily re-arranged according to your design whims.
Finally, feel free to dot your patio design with container gardens and potted plants to infuse color and vibrancy into the outdoor space. Then, enjoy your new outdoor space without any thought to the temperature or time of day.
Sit back and enjoy!