With all the buzz surrounding outdoor living spaces here in the Hudson Valley region, chances are pretty good that you've been thinking of ways to bring some style to yours. Whether you're looking to add a little life to your paver patio, pool deck, front porch, or back deck, here's 3 simple tricks to get you headed in the right direction. Related: 10 Tips for a Beautiful & Functional Landscape Design in Dutchess County, NY.
1. COLOR >> Just like the interior spaces of your Hudson Valley home, the outdoor living and landscape spaces need a color scheme. Let's take your new patio for instance. While considering the colors of your natural stone or concrete pavers, add one bold accent color to the soft, muted colors of nature. Introduce this color through outdoor pillows, couch cushions, planters, and even outdoor rugs. Remember, a little goes a long way here!
2. TEXTURE >> One of the best ways to add warmth and class to an outdoor living space is through the careful use of contrasting textures. There are a ton of options in the outdoor fabrics world today for pillows, throws, outdoor curtains, and outdoor rugs. Combine these durable fabrics with woven wicker or wrought iron outdoor furniture and throw in some rough concrete and stone. Top it off with lush plantings and you've got yourself a truly special outdoor space.
3. LIGHT >> Outdoor lanterns are so popular for a good reason—they bring function and style together in a traditionally interior design element. Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn offer some awesome options in a variety of shapes and sizes. Adding a fire pit or fire bowl can add both warmth and light, not to mention a reason to gather the family up for a cozy chat session! Landscape lighting, string lighting, and even candles are all great additions to your Dutchess and Orange County landscaping as well.
Enjoy the outdoor living season!