Creating an Outdoor Room
I feel fortunate to live in a place where I can enjoy outdoor living almost year ‘round. Whether it’s grilling and dining with family, sipping coffee and listening to the birds, or enjoying a chat with friends over a glass of wine, a stylist outdoor space can increase the value of your home. And it can definitely improve your outlook on life!
Outdoor spaces are an extension of your home, and I like to carry the indoor aesthetic to the outside. The most costly investment is usually the furniture, and you often get what you pay for. Whether you choose powder coated aluminum, cedar or teak, or weather-proof wicker, keep your lifestyle and upkeep in mind. Wood requires some type of maintenance to keep it looking its best and long lasting, even when it is protected by a roof.
An arbor or pergola can help an outdoor space feel more intimate and provide some shade protection. Outdoor curtains create privacy and sun and wind protection. Numerous choices exist in ready-made curtains and hardware that are weather-resistant, and custom draperies provide even more choices in size and pattern.
An outdoor rug can anchor your sitting area and provide softness and color. Today’s fabric choices for cushions and pillows are much softer than the acrylics available in the past. Fans and heaters provide comfort when the weather isn’t as cooperative as you would like it to be.
Don’t forget the finishing touches! Just as indoor rooms benefit from appropriate lighting and accessorizing, your outdoor rooms can be enjoyed after dark with stylish outdoor lamps; and your imagination is the limit when it comes to art and other decorative objects to personalize your space. Plants in colorful pots provide seasonal color and can help repel insects.
It’s the perfect time to create an outdoor living space or refresh your existing one. Give Project Style a call if you need some advice or a helping hand to transform your outdoor room into a space that you love!
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