Take design cues from RMSer housetweaking. Don’t feel like you have to fill an outdoor space to make it beautiful. Let nature take center stage and create a minimal (and most likely more affordable) outdoor room.
RMS user MoonlightandMagnolias writes about her porch in a blog entitled Between Naps on the Porch. Take a look at her space, and see why this dreamy porch encourages napping. Cushy blankets and pillows help.
This old dresser gets a new life with silver spray paint and glaze. RMS user Lauhayes refurbished indoor furniture to create her sunroom.
Think about existing furniture in a new way. Rate My Space user santamaker converted an old hutch into a plant stand, using garage-sale silverware as a whimsical accent. You can push the boundaries of design in an outdoor space.
Painting a rug onto an outdoor space is a great money-saving flooring alternative that is also weatherproof. Use stencils to make the job easier.
Design by Rate My Space user jengo. Don’t forget about the floor when designing an outdoor space. If you’re not sure about the direction of your design, find a rug you love and create a space around it. To save money, borrow from indoors.
Do you have a pile of cinder block taking up space in your garage or crawlspace? Sweep out the cobwebs and create a beautiful living wall. Just stack and fill with your favorite potted plants. Design by RMSer ecken.
RMSer dpleader hung a large mirror to add light and the illusion of space. Turn a simple entryway into a seemingly expansive courtyard garden with lots of plants and a bistro table and chairs.
Potted plants are an easy way to add color and interest to any outdoor space. Double the impact by grouping two or more pots with found objects. Create a vignette like this one by coastalgardener featuring a piece of driftwood.
Design by drquickclick. When furnishing an outdoor space, think comfort, function and style, just as you would when designing indoors. Pull pieces from inside your home to the exterior; just make sure that furniture and accessories are protected from the elements. Add lightweight sheers for privacy, softness and shade.
Design by MoonlightandMagnolias. Chairs are a great alternative to side tables. The more imperfect the chair, the more charming the vignette may be.
Set a beautiful table outside for instant style and coziness. Cover the table with linen, use your china and arrange fresh flowers for a lovely afternoon tea or intimate, candlelit dinner.