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Outdoor Decorating Details

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Summer is the best time of the year to enjoy the outdoors and encourages you to bring your living room outside and enjoy the cool evenings in comfort and privacy. But how to make it as cozy and comfortable as indoors? Just add some details – and you’ll see that outdoor space has been brightene up! Lovable curtains, pillows, canopy – there are many outdoor décor elements that would temp you to spend long hours outdoors.

Outdoor decorating details everyone should know about!

Outdoor curtains

Beautiful outdoor curtains not only create ambience, they are also practical – they filter bright sunlight and protect your privacy without turning to heavy walls. Curtains made from outdoor fabric can be left out year round. If you don’t have an overhead railing to hang curtains, you can create your own privacy screen using two poles inserted into heavy planters and weatherproof fabric with rod pockets pulled over each. Spread the planters wide enough apart to make the fabric taut.

Decorative Pillows

These quick and easy-to-make decorative touches will make your porch, patio, or deck an outdoor room you can enjoy all season. Are you a few napkins short of a full set? Recycle by turning them into bright, decorative pillows for your porch or patio.

Tablecloth and napkins

Summer entertaining can’t be imagined without outdoor feasts with family and friends.Dress up a wooden patio table with a colorful patchwork tablecloth. You can make matching napkins with the leftover fabric to complete your summer table setting.

Table runners

Table runners are an amazing way to dress up a kitchen or dining room table. Instead of covering the entire table, a table runner covers only the middle section of the table, running the length of the table. They come in a variety of sizes designed for different length tables, and also have many patterns from which to choose. Some people use table runners on the bare table, just to provide some extra color in the center of their table. They might purchase coordinating place mats that can create protection of the table at each place setting.

Outdoor rugs

You know what? Nowadays some minor details can add unexpected drama to the whole outdoor look! For exampl, small rugs have something other than sand between your toes feels decadent. With the variety in rug colorations and patterns, another option is also available and that is shape. Outdoor rugs, like indoor rugs, are not limited to rectangles. Although the most popular shape, circular and octagonal shaped rugs are available and can add a unique flair to an outdoor room.


Canopy adds an exotic addition to any outdoor seating area. Canopies’ baldaquins inspire peace, romance, shade and nature time. Add a small design-matching table for fresh lemonade or fancy cocktails and you are on a secured path to sweet relaxation. Take your time, enjoy the photos, and at the end tell us which one you like best!

Outdoor lighting

We don’t mean tiki torches here. Outdoor lighting has taken on more sophisticated designs that easily pass for indoor lamps – right down to the fabric shade. The added glow of lamp light to your outdoor living room allows for getting lost in a good book long after the sun sets.

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Category: Outdoor Design & Décor

One comment

  1. Tasha
    August 1, 2012 at 7:02 am

    These outdoor decorating pillows are really cute!