Creating a Colorful Outdoor Space

Written by Tanzy

With warmer days such as Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and graduation around the corner,  we look forward to celebrating with family and friends.  The size of our home seems to expand during this time as entertaining in our outdoor spaces will be top of mind.  Let’s clean our patio furniture and discover ways to create a festive tone while celebrating summer days and special events.

Fabric selection plays an essential role in adding color and dimension to your outdoor seating area.  Spotlight your passion for creativity and attention to detail.  Take your design to the next level and consider the following:

  • Use contrasting colors with your cushions by combining two colors or patterns, one for the back of your cushion and one for the seat of your cushion.
  • Add a pop of color with contrasting piping. It will definitely be noticed.
  • Pillows are not only for the indoors.  Bring them outdoors, in all shapes, patterns and colors.
  • We cannot forget to add a snazzy table runner with coordinating place mats.

A large outdoor rug is quite inviting and a must.  When styling your outdoor entertainment area, a rug will give the vibe of being cozy and comfortable.  You will find there are many colors, textures and styles to choose from when putting your design together.

Next, we will get our hands dirty.  Add color and beauty to the space with colorful flowers and shades of green foliage.  I like to use simple terracotta pots and vintage glass jars.  Using décor that speaks to your sense of style will allow your personality to shine through.

Let’s look at our tableware.  Contribute to environmental efforts and leave the paper plates on the shelf. Invest in melamine plates, bowls and serving dishes.  With many colorful options, this will speak to your sense of style, while being environmentally aware.  Also, your guests will thank you for offering a sturdy option to enjoy their meal.

Last and most important are our food and beverage selections.  Incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables will add color to your small plate gathering or your festive feast.  A cool salad with fresh options from your local farmer’s market will be a healthy hit.  Adding frozen, colorful berries to your guest’s drink will keep the beverage cool and not watered down.

Cheers to you, your family and friends as you enjoy warmer days celebrating summer and creating special memories in your renewed outdoor areas.

To explore all of the Greenhouse Outdoor fabrics in big, bold and fun colors, visit greenhousefabrics.com or call today, 866-755-5000.