Tips For Brightening Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Spring is the perfect time to either make updates to your outdoor space or create one. Southern Living Plant Collection gives tips on how to make your space chic and cozy with a pop of color.

Make a Statement!

A good way to do this is to start with flowers. Flowers are the perfect backdrop for an outdoor living space. A great example is bright blue or pink hydrangeas framing a long farmhouse picnic table or porch swing. A perfect setting for a photo.

There’s No Such Thing as Too Matchy-Matchy.

You can do a lot with one hue, it is only a myth to not use matching on matching. Just remember to vary the shades of the same color. For example, you can start with blue hydrangeas and add the furniture and accessories in a different shade of the color of the blooms. This makes a modern, monochromatic look.

All White Is All Right.

Most everyone likes the color white, so you can’t go wrong with a white-themed outdoor space. A great idea is to go off the Greek Isles look by pairing white cushy ottomans, with a sectional and modern lighting. Top the design off with some white wedding hydrangeas.

Texture, Texture, Texture.

You do not just have to use different shades of a hue but you can also use the same hue with different textures. Take a wicker chair and pair it with a wrought-iron framed table. If you use pillows, take a nubby pillow and place it over a silk pillow for a nice textured look.

Be a Little Bohemian.

What would be included in a Bohemian look? Examples would be patterned rugs, handknit hammocks, fairy lights, and eco-fabrics just to name a few. Adding flowers to you area is a perfect touch to the free-loving, modern hippy-spirited outdoor space.

Create Cute Clusters.

Usually, your outdoor living spaces are intimate so big bulky items are out of the question. Create areas within your outdoor space. Mix both high tables and small side tables throughout the area. Put vases of freshly cut flowers on the tables.

Light It All Up.

Lighting is the key to the perfect ambiance. Your lighting should not be too bright but not be too dim either. A good idea is to use a combination of downlights and spotlights. Downlights will highlight your flower beds and walking paths while spotlights bring attention to exterior architectural features.

Spring is the perfect time to change things up outdoors. Remember these tips to make a perfect place to relax and entertain outdoors this season.

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