5 Outdoor Decorating Ideas for Summer Living

Morrocan Inspired Colors Outdoor Living Tent | The Decorating Diva, LLCThese five outdoor design tips will help you transform your outside living area into a space that reflects your personality and style.

  1. Create casual areas where you and your guests can feel comfortable and conversational. Such a place can be around a fire pit, outdoor fountain or outdoor kitchen bar. Use outdoor rugs to create focused seating areas.
  2. Extend your home décor outdoors. If your style is contemporary, opt for modern, comfortable outdoor furniture. If your style leans toward the traditional, choose outdoor decorations that mirror that style.
  3. Choose seating that is comfortable and beckons you to sink in and relax. Add cushions, pillows and throw blankets to make the seating area a place you love to go to unwind.
  4. Take into account the landscaping or surrounding architecture and design your outdoor living space with that in mind.
  5. Select colors that reflect your personality – look indoors and take your cue from the colors you love from within your home.

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