With the weather starting to warm up, it’s not hard to get excited about spending some time outside. Summer BBQ’s, outdoor dinners and events are on the horizon. but there’s only one thing stopping you from hosting these events...the state of your alfresco.
It’s generally the last area new home owners furnish or decorate but it’s oddly the most important area of your home, especially during the warmer months. Just like inside, a few pieces of furniture make an outdoor area look bland. But how do you decorate it?
Use Your Indoor Accessories
Add some life to your outdoor furniture by using some of your favourite indoor items. Pillows, candles, cutlery and other accessories can really liven up an outdoor space and make flow on from your interior styling.
Cover Your Fence
There’s nothing more uninspiring than an exposed metal fence. Introduce a vertical garden (faux or real), build a decorative screen or install some outdoor art. Soon your typically ugly residential fencing will all but disappear from sight!
Mix and Match Your Planters
Pots and planter boxes add so much character to your space. Mix and match with your favourite shapes, colours and sizes. Plant some tall plants and mix them with vibrant ground coverings for variety.
Add Some Ambient Lighting
You don’t want to rely on harsh outdoor lighting or an overflow of indoor lights to brighten your outdoor space. In addition to your alfresco lighting, install some solar powered garden lights or wire up additional lights to make a feature. For a more intimate feel, a few candles works wonders.
With summer around the corner, now’s the time to freshen up your alfresco! Looking for more inspiration? Visit one of our Display Homes.
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