How do you bring energy to your room without walls?
Tough question, easy answer
We all love our patios, balconies, and sunrooms, but after a while even the most loved room can start to feel boring and dated, so how do you bring new energy to your outdoor patio without breaking the bank?
ACCESSORIES, ACCESSORIES, ACCESORIES!
An easy way to bring a new vibe into an existing patio, deck or sunroom is with an area rug. Outdoor rugs come in hundreds of colors, patterns, shapes, and materials. Want to express your kid-like energy try bright colors and bold designs, or for a more sophisticated look, utilize a rug with more neutral colors and simple patterns. The rug does not have to cover the entire space even a simple runner can do the trick for half the cost! Furthermore, a good quality rug can help keep your feet off cold stones in the spring/fall and scorching pavement in the summer!
This season we are really enjoying the variety of styles, for the best of both worlds pick a carpet like The Troost (shown below) that has some colour but is still a neutral with a soft pattern providing a very cozy feel. Remember looks are only half of the choice, the feel is equally as important, you may want the luxury of a thick woven rug or for active family a non-slip low ply may be more realistic, todays options are endless!
Good quality toss cushions are essential for your indoor living space, so why not outdoors too? Just like rugs, there are hundreds of toss cushions to choose from. But how do you choose?
First consider the materials and how often you like change in your life. Sunbrella pillows are fade and water resistant and will certainly last the test of time but sometimes to keep up with the trends a less expensive toss that you can change out every few years will bring you more joy!
Next decide on shape and colors. Many people gravitate to a standard 16 x 16 square pillows, but perhaps it is time to try something new. Consider circles, cylinders, and lumbar pillows next time you go shopping this is a simple way to make your outdoor furniture pop and toss pillows can also bring extra comfort. Colors are also important when picking your outdoor pillows & layering pillows in different shapes and colors will bring your look to the next level. No one said you can only have one type of toss cushion, mix and match patterns, colors, textures, and shapes! Just have fun with it!
Décor and Wall Art
Gone are the days where outdoor furniture consisted of only a few mixed matched chairs and an old table!
Your outdoor space has become as important a space to relax and entertain in as your indoor space. Today, many designers have created long lasting outdoor décor to add extra details to the once vanilla patios. From paintings, to clocks, trays, and benches if you can think it, it probably already exists! Theme your outdoor space with animal or plant prints, be daring with bold vibrate colors or keep things chill with a monochromatic look…The possibilities are endless!
This year you will see designers move towards a warmer natural colour pallet. Brass, metal, and wood accessories are extremely popular these items help cozy up any space even if the weather is still a little chilly. We are in love with the great selection of clocks this season, from wood to metal in all shapes and sizes, it is a great way to add character or a focal point and it prevents you from rudely checking your cellphone clock when socializing.
In all honestly the only limitation to revitalizing your outdoor patio or sunroom is your imagination. But ORWW is here to help! We have hundreds of products to choose from and an educated staff to help make your dreams a reality it’s time you step outside the box and into Outdoor Rooms Without Walls!