Designer Fabric Shop Addison: Dallas | Outdoor Living Decorating Ideas

Spring has sprung and summer is quickly on its way. Is your outdoor living space ready? Thankfully, plastic green chairs aren't the only option when it comes to creating an area for relaxing and entertaining. Today, the options almost seem endless, which gives homeowners the opportunity to let their creativity run wild. Whether you have a front porch, patio, deck, or an abundance of wide, open space, it's easy to personalize an area for both relaxation and fun.

Before you dive in however, it's important to consider things such as purpose and location. Will this area be used for dining, relaxing or entertaining? Will the location require an umbrella or overhead shelter? Do the materials need to be waterproof and sun-resistant?  Starting the designing and decorating process will be much more challenging without a little brainstorming. Once you have some ideas in place, you're ready to begin.

Porches, Patios, Terraces and Decks

Homeowners with porches, patios, terraces or decks have the ability to extend the comfort and style of their home to their outdoor space. Not only does this allow the outdoor area to look good, it provides a harmonious feel of being part of the entire home, rather than a completely separate area.

Some decorating ideas to consider:

  • Hanging or stationary pots full of plants, herbs, trees and flowers
  • A hammock or swing for lounging
  • Canopy, awning or umbrellas to provide shade
  • Wooden trellises for “walls” or fabric panels for privacy
  • Soft lighting including sconces, pendants, lanterns and string lights
  • Fire pit or chimenea
  • Baskets, ornaments and other outdoor accessories
  • Outdoor rugs
  • A variety of furniture including tables, chairs, sofas, and chase lounges

When you do add furniture to your outdoor space, shop around for weather-resistant pieces that will last. Quality doesn't have to cost a fortune, but keep in mind that you often get what you pay for. If you currently have good pieces that are in need of an update, consider reupholstering the cushions. You can click here to browse some of our woven, tight weave outdoor fabric that is fade and mildew resistant.

Wide Open Spaces

If you're fortunate enough to have wide, open spaces surrounding you as well, they don't have to be neglected when it comes to design. Garden areas are prime spots to incorporate things such as:

  • Pergolas or gazebos
  • Benches and other seating like Adirondack chairs
  • Fire pit for socializing

Whatever you have around your home, make it personal. Whether you need a small, intimate setting, a fun-filled area for family, or a larger space that can accommodate entertaining friends, enjoy yourself as it all comes together. Remember, it's your space and it's function and style is meant to match your lifestyle.