10 Springtime Tips To Spruce Up Your Home

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10 Springtime Tips To Spruce Up Your Home

Spring has sprung and many of us are eager to enjoy our home’s outdoor space. Feel yours may need a facelift? Give some thought to the size of your outdoor space and how you plan to use it. Follow these simple tips courtesy of ASID-certified interior designer Ginger Brewton to breathe new life into your patios, courtyards, and cabanas.

FIRST ENVISION HOW YOU WANT TO USE THE SPACE | Depending on the size you are working with—say, a large yard or a porch—think carefully about how you will actually use the space. (Entertaining, relaxing, dining, or perhaps all of the above!)

MAP OUT DIFFERENT IDEAS | Once you determine your vision for the use of the space, map out different areas. If you have a small porch, you may be able to just fit two chairs with a side table, or even a small dining table with chairs. If you are working with a larger space, designate a area for lounging, another for dining, etc. Define and separate these spaces with walkways or outdoor rugs.

ACCENT WITH COLOR AND PATTERN | Keep larger pieces neutral; this is an easy and more feasible way to switch out cushions, pots, pillows, and accessories season to season.

CREATE A WATER FEATURE | Even if you have a small space, bring in good feng shui and the relaxing sound of a water element with a small fountain.

HERBS |  Even with a small porch, you can plant herbs and greenery. Sculptural pots are always a nice touch to keep things clean.

ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE TO SIT YOUR DRINK | If you are placing lounge chairs together, or an entire seating area, there needs to be a place for each seated guest to place a drink. This could be a coffee table or something as simple as a side table.

FIREPIT | If you have the space, a firepit is always a strong feature and pleasant focal point. These can be found in a variety of sizes.

BRING IN TEXTURE | Don’t forget pots and rugs, as well as accessories. Plants are a wonderful way to bring in diverse textures. This will create a layered, inviting look.

LIGHTING | Simple string lights can be a perfect way to bring in a warm glow, which is beautiful when entertaining.

REMEMBER QUALITY | Outdoor furnishings need to be suitable for your environment and are will fall victim to mother nature’s elements, so remember quality really does matter.

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