The finer details – it may seem like working backwards; picking out your accessories for your outdoor living space before you even start planning your deck however, accessories are a key fundamental to add character and create a custom design and you will want to plan the larger details to fit the smaller ones.
The outdoor living space is now becoming an extension of the home and as such they require accessories to make them as livable as any indoor room. Your deck is your living room for summer and with hundreds of possible combinations from the arch of your pergola to the color of your throw pillows, each aspect of your exterior design should reflect or complement the architecture of your home and the interior design.
Accessories for the exterior of your home can range from lighting to furniture to outdoor kitchens, custom outdoor spas and everything in between. Spending some of your budget on the finer details may seem like you are splurging just a little bit but put that feeling aside and reap the benefits of what the attention to details will reap you in the future. What is really becoming attractive today is ‘outdoor rooms’ or outdoor living spaces where families and friends gather outside to enjoy the peace and serenity of nature. More homeowners are adding decks, patios and outdoor kitchens to their home’s appeal.
These outdoor areas are viewed as added space and value to any home where you can spend time entertaining, relaxing, living in the backyard – turf and grass are being replaced with a functional space. If you are looking to enhance your curb appeal, nothing packs a bigger punch than revamping your architectural design. Since it’s the first thing visitors see, it makes or breaks your home’s first impression — it can easily become the neighborhood star.
The exterior often reflects the overall style of the house and the family that lives there, so it sets the pace for the rest of your space. In the end, whether you have stone, wood, brick, steel or vinyl siding, make sure your materials, paint colors and overall design represent what you like and who you are.
You might be thinking, “Where do I start when deciding on what accessories to incorporate in my plan?” Well the first step is think about the interior of your home – what features of it do you want to bring outside? Might be lighting or maybe accent colors – always remember styles and color can vary depending on your personal style or preference. Second, research and research a little bit more to understand what is out there and available to you. Third, consult with a professional, like us, as we have the expert knowledge and insight into industry trends to bring a wealth of options to the table.
We hope this provides some inspiration for gearing towards building that dream space and get you outdoors to enjoy the best of our summer.