This week interior design blogs are packed full of inspirational ideas for outdoor living, and as we are forecast some decent weather at long last it’s time for us to think about how we’re going to make the best use of sultry Summer nights and lazy weekends on the patio or in the garden.
Beautiful smouldering salmon are highlighted by coco+kelley as the ideal outdoor living space colour. This gentle colour makes a real impact on patio and courtyard areas and teams beautifully with dark blue.
Design milk showcase some fabulous patio and outdoor living areas, highlighted by the latest pivoting glass doors which enable indoor rooms to blend effortlessly with patio areas. The trend for outdoor living continues to grow; by using outdoor areas effectively the size of usable living space can be greatly increased.
If you don’t have a garden or outdoor area them bring the flowers inside! These unusual stairs are featured in iswanne this week and you have to admit they are rather fabulous. You could get the look using wallpaper or curtain fabric, it may sound a little odd but you can use curtain fabric in much the same way as you can wallpaper using starch as the paste.
Absolutely Beautiful Things
Sometimes it’s well worth delving into the past to find what you’re looking for and Absolutely Beautiful Things blog hits the spot. I came across this post on porches and while porches aren’t really part of English homes there’s nothing stopping you taking the ideas and tweaking them a little to fit into patio or outside areas.
Summer just wouldn’t be Summer without a barbecue! – apartment therapy have a superb list of resources, tips and DIY ideas for those who need a little inspiration when it comes to making a barbecue successful. There’s also some tips and ideas for Father’s Day, so well worth taking the time to read this insightful post.