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Outdoor Furniture and Fabric Ideas

Use the Color Wheel for Decorating Guidance If you’ve ever found yourself unsure of how to choose colors for outdoor fabric and furniture, try this simple trick: Use the color wheel. It’s a surefire, age-old way to determine what colors work best with each other. One color wheel rule is to choose complementary colors, or those directly across from each other. Here, that makes for a bold color statement with orange and turquoise; bright white umbrellas and accents in the patterning keeps the collection from feeling overwhelming. Mimic the Look of the Indoor — Outside As we continue to expand our…

12 Design Ideas for Your Patio

Follow these ideas for decorating a patio and creating a comfortable, functional outdoor getaway. Make Furnishings Fun Ditch lackluster furniture. Mimic the color, patterns, and furniture of your interior spaces to create a more contemporary style outdoors. Add Comfort Patio furniture doesn’t have to be uncomfortable—add colorful cushions or accent pillows in indoor/outdoor fabric to soften your seats. Most outdoor settings work for dining with friends as well as lounging with a good book. Be Versatile Instead of one large table, invest in multipurpose decor. Small stools and ottomans are perfect for plates, drinks, or additional seating and can easily…

Quick Patio Pick-Me-Ups – Patio design Ideas

Quick Patio Pick-Me-Ups Spending some quality time in the great outdoors is often a cure for whatever ails you (long hours at the office, a brutal commute, never-ending chores). Why not reciprocate the love that outdoor rooms show you with these ideas guaranteed to perk up a patio? We’re betting they’ll make you want to spend even more time outside! Make It Memorable Strike that highly coveted balance between modern and vintage with just a few savvy touches: a zap of peacock blue, a vintage letter as artwork, the gray-and-white checkerboard concrete slab, and a centerpiece of succulents sunk into…

9 Patio Design Ideas

If you are set on white or cream colored cushions on dark framed metal or wood furniture then add some pizzazz with colorful accessories, suggests Claudia Tejeda, interior designer of Claudia Giselle Design. Add pops of color with pillows and throws and change them for special occasions. "Add red, white and blue pillows for the fourth of July," says Claudia. Built-In Features If you think you might want a built-in fountain or fire pit on your patio you might want to try out a purchased version first. Fountains need maintenance and you may not have the time or want to do…

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