Out is the new In

Friday, June 4, 2010

In recent years, the trend of considering outdoor space as an extension of the home has really caught on! Decorators emphasize blurring the distinction between outside and inside.

The choices for stylishly outfitting your little oasis are staggering. There are outdoor chandeliers, rugs, floor lamps, outdoor art and of course the usual fountains, party lights and fire pits. AND, there's a whole range of prices. I checked out some offerings from PotteryBarn.com, Frontgate.com, Target.com and HomeDecorators.com.

Consider how your outdoor living room is used by your family and friends.

Is it covered or uncovered. Should you go with the versatile market umbrella that can be moved anywhere or with the trendy canopy. Do you have storage for cushions, lanterns and other decor that isn't thunderstorm proof? AND there's the maintenance...will you really oil your teak dining set every year? Hmmmm.

Have some interesting ideas for outfitting your space? Pass 'em on!


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