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Pretty Ideas for Outdoor Spaces - Part I

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Pretty Ideas for Outdoor Spaces - Part I

Ready your outdoor spaces for a fun-filled summer of grilling, patio parties, and relaxing. Get inspired by these creative ideas for adding personality and practicality to your outdoor living spaces.  Look for more ideas next week.

Pictured above is Archival Designs' Luxury House Plan, Corrineaux Estate, and one of my fave outdoor spaces!

Strike a Contrast

 

Lime green seat cushions and turquoise accessories infuse this screened porch with youthful energy. The mismatched collection of furniture looks cohesive thanks to white paint, which coordinates with the porch's white framing and the house's white trim. A large painting on one wall adds artistic flair to the outdoor living space.

Sunny Style

Sunny Style

 

This sunny screened porch welcomes visitors with an eclectic collection of furniture and accessories. The cozy seat cushion atop the wicker sofa provides the perfect spot for relaxing. A trunk-turned-coffee table offers a surface to place a tray of drinks as well as a hidden storage area for blankets and spare pillows.

Hello, Sunshine

Hello, Sunshine

A small skylight above the seating area in this indoor porch welcomes views of the sky. The wood paneled ceiling treatment draws the eye upward and emphasizes the skylight. Screened windows prevent unwanted critters from making their way inside without disrupting any views of the outside.

Eclectic Mission

Eclectic Mission

In this sun room, simple, mission-style furniture gets a dose of personality thanks to a handful of colorful decorating touches. In one corner, a blue-painted chair contrasts the look of the other dark wood furnishings. A graphic area rug beneath the coffee table adds a splash of whimsy and helps ground the seating arrangement.

Wicker Wonders

Wicker Wonders

Wicker reigns supreme in this sun room, where the woven material infuses the space with an inviting and relaxed energy. The sofa and coffee table were painted a deep, emerald green, which adds whimsy to the ensemble of naturally finished pieces. The colorful rug beneath the seating area echoes the woven texture of the furniture.

Opening Up

Opening Up

 

Collapsible screens allow this sun porch to transform from closed and protected to open and airy in no time at all. A trendy color scheme of chocolate brown, lime green, and rusty orange infuses the space with energy. The lattice pattern featured on the furniture adds another layer of visual interest.

Pattern Play

 

Pattern Play

A collection of mismatched furniture and colorful accessories look right at home in this casual sun porch. The various patterns blend well with one another because they're all relatively similar in scale. Circular lanterns hanging from the ceiling tie in with the color palette and provide ambient lighting when the sun goes down.

Orange Crush

 

Orange Crush

Striking orange accents add warmth to this indoor porch. Geometric-print throws on the armchairs tie expertly in with the orange-painted table and benches. The blue-gray shutters hung in one of the windows help cool down the warm orange hues.

Rustic Chic

Rustic Chic

Styles collide in this unique, rustic-meets-trendy sun room. A dramatic stone fireplace surround and furnishings of weathered wood convey down-home comfort. Accents of mint green, such as the painted ceiling beams and upholstered sofa, incorporate of-the-moment style.

Tuscan Dream

Tuscan Dream

Reclaimed wood ceiling beams, wrought-iron accents, and stone flooring convey old-world style in this sun porch. French doors along one side of the room welcome visitors from the inside. On the opposite wall, heavy curtains can be thrown open to welcome fresh breezes or closed if the space ever feels chilly.

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

White-painted brick walls and large, arched windows welcome the sunshine in this sun porch. Wicker furniture, a staple of most outdoor living spaces, makes its way into the seating area. Accents of green, such as the seat cushions, blend well with the potted plants and container gardens.

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