This year, designers are seeing a growing trend emerge among homeowners: bringing their interior design aesthetic to their outdoor spaces. “Homeowners are looking for ways to let their personalities shine throughout every room in their homes, including the outdoors,” says HGTV/DIY network star, Jeff Wilson, “It’s changing the way people approach decorating, including their decks and backyards.”
Here are some tips from the leader in outdoor wood care protection and beautification, Thompson’s® WaterSeal.® They can help you create an outdoor environment that’s both beautiful and functional for entertaining family and friends (or even a party of one!).
• Bring some natural color to your backyard. Consider adding a colorful variety of potted plants like geraniums and greenery like boxwood topiaries to provide some privacy and a bit of texture to border the space.
• Furnish it colorfully and comfortably. Whether your aesthetic lends itself to stone benches or wooden Adirondack chairs, add some cushions to make the seating both comfort-able and colorful. Vibrant accent pillows are a great way to tie in fabrics and colors from your home’s interior, creating one cohesive look.
• Decorate with a light touch. Hang paper lanterns or string lights to keep your deck well-lit at night while creating a soft ambience for your guests.
• Keep it serene. Bring the tranquil sounds of water to your deck with a small, decorative fountain. Alternatively, consider hanging a wind chime to create a relaxing, Zen environment for you and your visitors.