We love the outdoors. As interior designers, we love the outdoors even more when we can
create an inspiring area that is a true extension of your home’s living space. Some of our most
fun projects include the design of outdoor living spaces!
living area of your home that your and your family will enjoy! Looking to sell? Outdoor
updates also increase buyers appeal!
Step 1: Imagine How You Want To Use Your Outdoor Space
want to pursue and what you want included. Anything is possible. Ask yourself, what do you want to achieve with your outdoor living area? Do you want a quiet spot for morning coffee, an entertaining space for family and friends, or a lush garden area that inspires your appreciation for the great outdoors?
Have a seat! Comfortable outdoor seating can be just as intimate as your interior family
room! Choose outdoor furniture pieces that can withstand the elements of your geographic
location. Place the furniture in intimate arrangements so that you and your guests can feel at
home and together. Make sure you have enough seating for the amount of people that would
normally join you, if space allows. Add a coffee table and side tables next to the seating for
serving drinks and food. Choose a dining table that accommodates you entire family!
Take a nap! Weather resistant fabrics have come a long way! Outdoor fabrics come in a soft,
gorgeous array of fabrics and pattern. Have fun with it! Go pillow crazy and add a lush, blanket or two for those chilly nights! An outdoor rug will help tie the space together. Oh, and I love a good hammock for afternoon naps!
Step 4: Create a Beautiful Table Setting
now offered in beautiful and fun patterns. Food brings everyone together! Set the table with
placemats, colorful glasses and serveware that fits your personality or meal . Or make it a
theme. A beautiful tablescape adds to the intimacy and fun of the meal.
Small touches are huge! Cut some garden blooms for your centerpiece. Roll out the bar cart
complete with all of your favorite drink needs. Add that bowl of bright lemons and limes. Candles and tiki torches add atmosphere and help keep the bugs away. Can you string lights across the patio? This will help create that finishing touch to a beautiful space. These little touches give even the smallest of spaces big impact.
it as much attention and detail as your interiors?
Have a question about staging your outdoor space? Ask us in the comments below!
Hi there, I’m Diane Bianchini, Interior Designer and Owner of Dream Windows & Interiors. I’ve been creating beautiful interiors for over 15 years. I love sharing my ideas and hope you enjoy reading them!