Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a must-shop resource for beautiful lighting fixtures. Visit their website and cool blog for more information. Enjoy.
Many people have an underutilized deck that is less than inviting for anything other than grilling. Turning these decks into outdoor rooms is easier than it may seem. A few tricks, such as using outdoor fabrics and rugs, can turn the backyard deck into a lovely outdoor room.
Pinterest viaCreate an outdoor room with a comfortable seating area and accessories. Garden stools, a coffee table and a mirror all impart the feeling of a well styled room.
Better Homes and Gardens viaWhen creating an outdoor room on the backyard deck, outdoor fabrics are a must. Outdoor fabric has come a long way in the recent years. Select a color palette just as you would for an indoor room.
West Elm viaThink about lighting when designing your outdoor room. An umbrella or sun shade to block the light during the day and lights to dine by at night are key for an outdoor eating area.
Elle Decor viaA rug centers an outdoor room just as it does indoors. Outdoor rugs, like outdoor fabrics, are available in a multitude of colors, patterns and styles. An outdoor pendant light also helps turn a deck into a room.
My Kotori viaEntertaining is what having an outdoor room is all about. Providing an array of seating options and side tables with vintage and new finds creates a charming space to entertain as well as having enough lighting fixture around the space.
The Pennington Point viaCreate extra seating by building a custom banquette along one side of your deck. You can add storage under the banquette for pillows and cushions.
Miss Design viaA pergola not only provides shade during the day for an outdoor room but creates a place to hang lighting. String lights, votives, outdoor lanterns and pendant lights can all be suspended from a pergola.
Good Housekeeping viaAn outdoor fireplace or fire pit transforms a deck into an outdoor living room. The fireplace or fire pit becomes a nice focal point for the seating area as well as provides warmth on cooler evenings.
For more necessary inspirations on how to use your backyard deck as an outdoor room, check out Arcadian Lighting blog for more tips, ideas and inspirations. They are a one-stop shop that provides the best lighting fixtures from a variety of manufacturers. Make sure to check them out today!
Thanks again Susi....you have given me some great ideas! Linda