Barn Cove Collection by Signature Design by Ashley
It’s the perfect time of the year to dust off and update outdoor spaces! The weather is warming up and one of the best things about summer is relaxing outdoors in style and comfort, long into the night. Having a setup compatible with your lifestyle is only half of the design challenge. Spruce up outdoor living spaces with tips and tricks from these following trends.
Tropicava Collection by Signature Design by Ashley
Design Seamless Transitions Between Indoors and Out
Contrast can provide a fun way to change the scenery, without changing it too drastically. Tie together indoor and outdoor spaces by bringing elements from the indoors outside and bringing some of the outdoors in. Begin by selecting pieces of furniture that offer functionality and comfort. There are limitless options of styles, textures, colors and price points to choose from. Choose furniture to accommodate the amount of people who live in the home at minimum, more if you enjoy hosting family and friends. Incorporating rugs, cushions and other accessories adds personal style and helps create a cohesive flow between your indoor and outdoor décor. If sustainable, add plants to your outdoor room and the room leading out to it. This creates a gradual transition instead of drawing a hard line between what’s the outside or inside. Use similar accents, color palettes and décor throughout both areas to create a seamless look. You want to design with intent to functionality, while paying attention to your existing style and the style you wish to escape to.
OUTDOOR CORNER CHAIR
Commix Collection by Modway
Furniture That is Comfortable, Cozy and Functional
Speaking of functional, the most essential element in any outdoor living space is seating. Whether you envision a private sanctuary or a backyard block party, comfortable seating is imperative. Choose furniture that is sustainable under the conditions you plan on keeping them in. Consider whether they will be protected in an enclosed porch, under a deck roof or on a patio in the yard with no shield from the elements. Summer evenings get chilly and everyone loves cozying up by a fire. Incorporate fire pits and/or fire tables to bring everyone together and give them the best front row seats.
OUTDOOR CONVERSATION SET
Beachcroft Collection by Signature Design by Ashley
Natural and Neutral
It’s a breath of fresh air when you get to enjoy a healthy balance between being indoors and outdoors. Add in different textures of nature with woods, plants, stones, and ceramics to become one with the world around you – natural materials offer an array of sensory experiences. Neutral and warm tones are so inviting and can transform any space into a relaxing paradise. Be sure to stick to a tonal color palette to avoid harsh contrasts. Use pops of color to highlight and accent aspects of the space, that compliment the base tones of the neutrals.