Summer has well and truly dug its heels in and we are all spending more of our time outside, so do our outdoor areas need a little sprucing up? Even if you have a small balcony plenty can be achieved. Creating an outdoor room can add much valued additional space to your home.
Even on a budget, by coordinating the colour scheme with just two accent colours you can create a real impact. Cushions add comfort as well as colour. Keep your eye on the details. Make sure your seat cushions are firm and ample in their thickness, nothing worse than plopping down and feeling the base of the chair. Also, don’t be stingy with your scatter cushions. If you want people to want to stay and enjoy themselves, they need to be comfortable.
Lighting should be romantic in an outdoor setting. Drama is never overplayed when the sun goes down. Again imagination doesn’t have to cost the earth.
Outdoor rugs are also a lovely way to soften an outdoor area and bring the inside out. Flowers are a small detail, yet the powerful transformation they can make is undeniable. Fresh flowers picked from your garden are often the best.
So stand up people, open your back door and use your god given imagination.