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5 Necessities for Great Outdoor Living Spaces

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 03, 2015 01:01 AM
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by ESLTeam last modified Jun 02, 2015

Beautiful summer days are on our doorstep, so it’s time to start thinking about what makes for great outdoor living spaces! Here are five ideas to make a great place to sit outside and enjoy those lazy, hazy days of summer: A Space to Relax: Whether it’s a lounge chair or an outdoor sectional , a place to kick back is a necessity during those lovely summer days. We love this outdoor pavilion with an outdoor chandelier nestled among a sea of planters. Layers You layer fabrics and finishes to create texture indoors, so why wouldn’t you want to do the same outdoors? Line up several planters along the edge of the patio or create built-in planter boxes and use the flowers and other greenery to create some visual texture. Bonus? It creates another line of defense against those nosy neighbors. Outdoor Lighting Good outdoor lighting is necessary to continue your outdoor patio activities from day into night. Choose modern outdoor lighting like pendants or wall lights (or both) to light your outdoor living space. Party lights look great strung between trees, wrapped around tree trunks or railings or woven through the eaves of a pergola. Have Fun with Color Do you have planters of brightly colored flowers? Choose some outdoor decorative pillows in the same shades of the blooms to draw out the colors naturally present. Have Your Own Land Grab Don’t be afraid of extending your outdoor living beyond the limits of the patio! Place a small table and chairs on the grass for a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee and newspaper (or on a satellite deck, like in the picture above.) Use some, or all, of these ideas to create outdoor living spaces that will make you never want to go back inside! Image sources: 1st image: dwell magazine, photo by Daniel Hennessy   2nd image: Design by bludesigngroup  3rd image: Andrew Nunn & Associates  4th image:  MyHomeRocks  5th image: Better Homes & Gardens  6th image: Natural Living Magazine






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