Make your time outside a little more enjoyable with these decor tips.
Whether it’s a small courtyard or an expansive backyard, you probably don’t spend as much time on your outdoor patio as you’d like. But with a bit more effort put into the design, you may find you’re reaping the benefits of spending more time outdoors. “People more than ever are really coming to awareness that you need to be connected to nature, and you need to be connected socially for your health and well-being,” says Joe Raboine, an outdoor living and design expert with landscape design company and hardscape manufacturer Belgard. Read on for simple decorating ideas that will help draw you and your family and friends out to your patio.
Make it Comfortable – It’s all too easy to forgo an evening in your backyard when the living room couch is just too comfortable. Rather than make excuses, why not design your patio to be just as comfortable? “It’s an additional living space,” says Debbie Howes, a Realtor with Re/Max Performance in the Colorado Springs, CO area. Make sure any seating has weather-resistant cushions, and consider adding side tables to keep drinks or a plate of snacks within reach as you lounge.
Don’t Forget Color. Just like in your indoor living room, furniture can feel a bit bare if you don’t add accents like pillows or tabletop décor. For these welcoming additions, don’t be afraid to go bold with pops of color. In real estate information company Zillow’s 2019 Outdoor Living Trends Report, popular colors for patio and porch space this year include bright oranges, reds, yellows and pinks. (more)
By Devon Thorsby, Editor, Real Estate