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.
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What better way to enjoy your outdoor furniture year-round than by bringing it inside? Check out these creative and playful ideas.
I love the whimsical, yet modern feel of these indoor swings.
Lacking outdoor space? Bring the comfort and freedom of a hammock right inside.
Nothing complements the cottage style more than this white picnic table.
Kick off your shoes and relax in an indoor cushioned porch swing.
The Little Bird Swing doubles as a swing for adults and a rocking chair for children.
Rattan and wicker are perfect for beach house decor and coastal living.
These modern indoor hammocks are chic and relaxing.
Check out this collection of outdoor/indoor furniture that’s sure to inspire.
Discover more ways to use your outdoor furniture at HGTV.com.
Ever run out of ideas for a collection display or get stuck in a themed nightmare (ie- my Pocahontas-themed room circa 1995)? Read on for some realistic remedies:
From Apartment Therapy
It may not be quite warm enough in many parts of the country, but I bet we’re all ready to head outside to enjoy the sunshine! Outdoor spaces are the perfect way to get your vitamin D fix and they can suit any design style. Enjoy outdoor living with these lovely finds:
Learn how to make your own paving stone patio here.
House of Turquoisegives us a sneak peak of Crate and Barrel’s 2010 outdoor collection.
A once-forgotten garden shed is turned into a cozy cottage retreat at Cottage Magpie.
Large-scale artwork and bright colors turn an overlooked outdoor space into an urban retreat.
Click here for more great outdoor living inspirations and ideas.