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5 Ways to Maximize Your Outdoor Space

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Outdoor Space

Category: Decor

Published 07/02/2020

With Alameda, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties stuck in phase 2 of California's 4-stage re-opening plan, many inner Bay Area residents are feeling the physical and mental burden that is added by social distancing and sheltering-in-place.

Keeping that in mind, if you have a patio, a deck, or just a small patch of grass in your backyard, this is the perfect time to upgrade your outdoor space. The following tips will help you create the backyard environment you'll love.

Think Perimeter Seating

One of the biggest trends in outdoor decorating today is incorporating a traditional indoor setup into your exterior space. A modular sectional is a versatile piece of furniture that's configured to conform to a corner, putting every square inch of your outdoor living space to use. For more flexibility, consider armless sectionals. You may also add the armless modules to elongate a straight-lined sofa.

While we're on the topic of bringing the indoors outside,

Bring out some color

Plain furniture can transform your outdoor space by introducing vibrant, summery colors with pillows, throws, and other accessories. Just remember when using a mix of colors to keep things cohesive by sticking to a defined color scheme. Utilizing a theme for your outdoor area can make finding key pieces a breeze. Whether you choose a tropical feel, country charm, an urban oasis, etc., having a decorating plan in place can be the difference between a pleasant decorating experience and a stressful one.

Go green

Plants and flowers are a simple way to bring your outdoor space to life. Try placing floral arrangements the fit your theme or incorporate flower pots and beds that further enhance your theme.

While we're discussing using plants to add color to your backyard theme,

Pick the Perfect Paint

A little paint can go a long way in completely transforming a space. You can use exterior paint and painter tape to create a faux patterned rug, a unique design on a worn-out fence, or to refresh an old piece of furniture—the possibilities are endless.

Be Creative!

When it comes to the design of your deck or patio, the sky is the limit. Depending on your location and budget, you can practically have your outdoor space designed the way you envisioned it. Borrow from spacious design concepts that may be scaled down. Look at the overall design, materials, and other details that are attractive to you and make you feel most comfortable.

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