As summer is just around the corner, we know you’re looking for practical, stylish backyard decorating tips to make the most of your outdoor spaces while mirroring all of the hard yet winning interior design enhancements you’ve already tackled inside, so we’ve cooked up a quick guide to upgrade your outdoor spaces to bring your personal style outside effortlessly.
To get you started on creating a getaway that reflects your personal and decorating style while elevating your outdoor spaces, here’s 10 stylish backyard decorating tips to help you become an exterior decorator.
Play, But Be Mindful With Color
Choose colors, patterns, and themes that reference and complement the living spaces inside the home. Define the overall story behind your home décor by implementing a few key colors, and select matching shades for your outdoor furnishings, plants, and decorative extra’s. or light fixtures.
Though you shouldn’t confuse the eye with too much bold color, a few lush hues are certain to help you create eye-catching surprises in your yard. By sticking to your home’s interior themes, taking a creative and unique approach to decorating your yard will allow you to maximize the space with little effort.
Get Creative With Flooring
While the inspiration above features a classic if not standard contrasting geometry, notice how the flooring instantly elevates the patio with a sense of drama and elegance. Approach the foundation of your yard with a similar vibe by considering flooring alternatives outside of wood or stone.
Construct A Mix Of Elements
When creating a cohesive outdoor space, use components that blend seamlessly from the inside of your home to the outdoors. Really, the joy in decorating your backyard or terrace should be found in creating a diverse mix of furnishings, era’s, and fabrications just like you would inside. Though the inspiration above is a bit too free-spirited for our tastes, there’s something to be said about how visually compatible all of the various elements are together.
Everything Doesn’t Have To Be Confined To Inside/Outside
Think outside the box and furnish your outdoor space with elements that are normally reserved for the indoors as more often than not, modern outdoor furnishings can be a tad too minimal and bland. We love the idea of bringing this wrought iron console table outdoors as it will withstand various elements and temperatures and is full of charm.
Completely unexpected outdoors, framed artworks and prints will add interesting focal points, are easy to source, and will bring aspects of your personality to your yard.
Create Tabletop Vignettes
Just like you would inside, create interesting tabletop vignettes with decorative items like vases, unexpected figurines, and planters as it’s an easy way to add charm and personality outdoors while reflecting your taste.
Source Sculptural Elements
Make your yard or terrace stand out with large, ultra-modern conversation starters that are minimal yet substantial in statement. Though the inspiration above features a sculpture that’s basically just a large rock, notice how it elevates the outdoor space just so without taking over while lending subtle drama.
Consider A Fire Pit
Because there’s nothing more mesmerizing than gathering a group of friends and loved ones around a classic campfire, we suggest sourcing a contemporary take on fire pits as updated versions are easier to take care of and can be found at a variety of price points to meet any budget.
Create Conversation Areas
As people often tend to forget that their home living spaces can be expanded outdoors, create an atmosphere in the backyard that serves a purpose and is also aesthetically pleasing. Just like you would inside, cluster seating in groups where guests can easily face each other in comfort.
For more stylish backyard decorating tips, we suggest you peruse Décor Mag as there are dozens of outdoor space planning guides to inform you on the best practices straight from our interior designers.
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