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Adding Color to Your Outdoor Spaces

By July 16, 2014One Comment

Adding color to your outdoor spaces is easier than you think, if you know what resources are available to you. Living outdoors is similar to indoors, adding color just enhances the space.

I know the first thing that many people will think of are plants, but you can go beyond that to give your outdoor space personal touch and color you desire. Being a home stager in Orange County NY, I always advise my clients to pay attention to their outdoor spaces because these really are an extension of great living space. Color can add to an outdoor space, similar to indoors. Consider some of these elements to create an atmosphere that is the talk of your friends.

Ways To Add Color

Flowers- these can add beauty and color, annuals are great for all summer bloom, and perennials can add interest and back drop to a great garden. Why not repeat some of your selections in pots to balance your yard? Speaking of which…

Color Pots – are a great way to bring color and interest to the outdoors. Bright color pots to coordinate with your exterior house color can be awesome accessories.

Lighting – Why not add some paper lanterns in bright colors. They add interest and can be easily changed according to the mood you would like to create. color lanterns hang from trees, colorful pillows, a green side table Throw Pillows – the great thing with these it that they bring the space together, the multiple prints and colors can set a mood for the outdoor space. They are relatively inexpensive and you can change them according to your mood.

Outdoor Rugs – these can pull together seating areas and really create a warm feeling in an open outdoor space. The great thing with these are that they are low maintenance and can create a focal point in a vast rug, colorful pillows on porch swings outdoors

Paint- spray that is- you have a few pieces of metal furniture or wood furniture that is not in that great of shape, think spray paint and in color! Think bases of tables, or chairs maybe a side table, all of these can add that little pop of color in just the right amount.

When thinking of your outdoor spaces, many can be treated similar to indoor spaces by using similar elements to update and make them feel cozy and areas that you just want to sit back and enjoy the summer.

Other Good Reads:

Summer time Outdoor Room Decor

Plants that Help Us Enjoy the Outdoors

Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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