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4 Easy Ways to Bring the Outdoors Indoors

August 18, 2014
4 Easy Ways to Bring the Outdoors Indoors

Written by guest blogger Minot Pettinato

So you went a little crazy this year buying furniture to spruce up your yard, and maybe you don't have enough room in the shed to store it all away. Or maybe you're simply looking to spruce up your indoors with a little bit of the outdoors. If you'll be missing summer come the colder months, bring your outdoors in with only a few simple steps. Read on in this article to learn decorating tips for using outdoor furniture in your lovely home.

Plants & Accessories

The use of live plants in your home will help invigorate your space and help bring in that appear of the great outdoors. Decorate with greenery and flowering plants in beautiful delicate vases and statement planters such as Ceramic Pots by CM Office Trading. If you're going to decorate without outdoor furniture, you may as well decorate with outdoor accessories, as well. Use a portable fireplace like the Travelmate by Siekaup to warm up any bedroom, or use pieces like the Athene Candle Holder by The Design Establishment to liven up a room with an outdoor appeal. These are the perfect accent pieces when decorating with patio furniture.

Stylish Couches

Outdoor benches can also make beautiful hallway benches and storage bins. These pieces simply fit in as though they were meant to be indoors by adding simple touches like a beautiful throw, or an Outdoor Bench Cushion by Remarkable Furniture. Benches or outdoor couches can also make great pieces for a back porch. Feel comfortable in your sunroom or porch on gorgeously stylish pieces like the Chelston Teardrop Daybed by Inspire Furniture or the Giant Daybed by The Outlet Homewares & Furniture. Just because it belongs outside doesn't mean it should be made of plastic.

the outletdaybed

Make Your Dining Room Gorgeous

Patio furniture comes in all sorts of styles and colors nowadays. This can make sprucing up your dining table a cinch. Use fun, brightly colored chairs and pair them with antique wooden tables for a mix of old and new. This also works well with wooden folding chairs, such as with the Gumnut Furniture Adavale Square Barrel Table. Outdoor furniture, like the Fermob 1900 side chair, makes great accents for themed rooms, (i.e. Parisian Bistro) due to their delicate, wired design. It is easy to let your furniture theme your space if you pay attention to its individual style.

Decorate With Wicker

Decorating with wicker is a great way to blend your outdoor furniture into your home. Just because you are decorating with wicker doesn't mean your home should look cheap or tacky. When you think wicker you should think comfort and style. Choose beautiful pieces like this wicker chaise lounge by Dune Outdoor Luxuries and decorate it with beautiful throw pillows. Set this chaise with your living room furniture, or tucked away in a corner as a reading nook.

family love tree peacock chair

Other beautiful choices in wicker are peacock back chairs by The Family Love Tree, or the Leisure Living Minbu outdoor dining chairs. These pieces are built sturdy and match well within any home.