Nature may be getting ready to trick us with an April Fool’s storm, but that won’t stop me from dreaming about the great outdoors. Getting the deck or patio ready for entertaining is one of the great rituals of spring. With a combo of color, patterns, textiles and accessories, you can create an outdoor room you’ll really love.
Invest in outdoor furniture. Bold patterns in complementary shades make this garden area the perfect place to lounge and enjoy the sun.
Don’t forget your favorite global-inspired cushions, placed atop a graphic outdoor rug. I also love the idea of pops of hot pink. Put a coat of paint on your plant pots!
Pick two of your favorite shades and create an over-the-top color story.
And if you’re not a color junkie like me, well even a few bright pieces will take the patio up a notch. I love the bright orange frame placed on the wall of this deck. It’s a little bit of living room style brought outside, and in bright orange it’s a lot of fun.
For more ideas for spiffing up your outdoor rooms — like painting on a rug to brighten your deck — check out my fellow blogger, Brian Patrick Flynn, on Fast Fix: Outdoors