When Designing an Outdoor Living Space Consider the Surrounding Features
July 27, 2010
When designing an outdoor living space you should take into consideration the surrounding materials. In the photo above you will see the red brick accenting the outdoor living space, therefore, a natural choice for the outdoor furniture is wrought iron or aluminum in a dark powder coating. Accenting the furniture with beautiful Sunbrella fabric that has the same coloration as the brick is the key to unifying this space.
Another aspect of the outdoor room are the embellishments, such as plants and table top accessories. In this outdoor setting dark leafed plants accent the pots surrounding the seating area.
Another design element are the outdoor throw pillows, in this case the Outdoor Couture by OW Lee throw pillow on the bench seating are fabricated with the same Sunbrella fabric found on the cushions of the rocking club chairs and the dining chairs, once again unifying this space.
A few feet away within the very same property, there is a lovely pool that has vibrant blue pool tiles. These are the surrounding features that you should consider when purchasing furniture for the pool area.
Here the homeowner chose to highlight the blue water and the dark blue tile which accents the pool with white wood outdoor furniture and blue fabric on the dining and chaise cushions.
The cool blue water of the pool requires outdoor furniture to be cool and blue. This is why white is such a perfect choice. It makes you feel as if you are living on the coast, whether you are or are not.
Adding soft blue flowers in a vase with silver lanterns for candles enhances this outdoor table around the pool.
On one side of the pool is the gazebo where the homeowner chose a Bistro Bar height table in white wood with beautiful blue cushions to add to the usable seating space surrounding the pool.
The final accessory is the white and blue outdoor rug that brings the whole design together. This accessory is the focal point of this particular setting.
So as you can see within the very same property different materials and furniture are utilized to make the most of the outdoor living spaces.
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