May 08, 2013
Design Focus: How To Create An Outdoor Room
from FreshomePlan your seating The world is your oyster when planning your outdoor room. Figure out how you'll be using the room and plan your seating accordingly. If you prefer a lounge area, you can fill the space with sofas, chairs and chaise lounges. If you'll be using the space more for dinner parties, use a large dining table and chairs.
from Style at HomeAdd a rug I love adding rugs to my outdoor rooms. They add so much character! This is also a great way to bring color and pattern into the space if you don't have walls to paint. Because the space is open, you'll have so much more to work with, and you can pick bright, bold colors! If your space is on grass, you may want to think of an alternate rug using wood slats or stone.
from Southern Living
Light your spaceI like to light all four corners of a room. Well-lit rooms feel happier. You can do this outdoors, too! Place floor lamps or table lamps throughout the space to light your outdoor room. If you have a pergola you can hang lights as well. Use your imagination and make your space feel like YOU!
from Restoration HardwareAccessorize your space Don't forget the final touch, accessories! Accessories and artwork are what makes a space feel like a HOME. Add accessories like pillows, throws, plates and candles. Add and subtract pieces until your room is exactly the way you imagined. These final details are very important!
from Traditional HomeCreating an outdoor room is very easy to do, and having one makes a huge difference in your life! I love having a space to relax in while enjoying a warm summer breeze. I'd love to see pictures of your outdoor room while its being created and the finished product, too. Please send them over @robinbaron so I can have a peek!