Tips for Creating the Ideal Outdoor Room
Outdoor rooms have become a new norm, but there’s nothing common about the possibilities for breathtaking design. Color and creativity are at the forefront of designing an outdoor living space. The exterior paint colors you choose are only part of the equation. The overall color scheme involves the colors in the garden, the style of the furniture, and all of the details which together can make the space irresistible.
Your outdoor space should have a decided color scheme, the same as your interior rooms. Whether you go with one color, analogous shades, or complementary hues, be careful to choose elements which all fit with the chosen palette.
A garden is probably the biggest element of excitement that can be included in the design of an outdoor room. Gardens can create a huge range of potential moods. If you want a garden which inspires a sense of calm, choose serene colors, whether soft blues such as periwinkle or flowers in various shades of off-white. Gardens categorized as high-energy incorporate colors with stark contrast, such as bright oranges, cheerful yellows, and hot pinks.
Another element of an outdoor room which can more easily achieve a greater sense of drama than an all-interior space is contrasting textures. In desert areas, for instance, where the brightness of the gardens can wash out the effect of color, plants can be used to create stunning silhouettes. The use of natural light should be a primary consideration in planning an outdoor room, such as the way full sun may hit lattices or effects created by deepening shadows.
Frequently gray skies offer an ideal canvas against which to plant a bright and colorful garden. The quality of natural light has a distinct effect on the colors used in landscaping.
Don’t neglect to use foliage plants, in addition to flowering plants, which only bloom for several weeks. The leaves and colors of the many varieties of plants used for gardening in any region of the country can add perfect touches to the color palette and theme of an outdoor room. Whether you are going with an elegant space or a more rustic atmosphere, choose plants which complement the overall effect.
If you don’t have a talent or great interest in gardening, the good news is that you don’t have to be an aspiring horticulturalist to have success with a container garden. Designers who have skills creating a gorgeous flower arrangement usually have the same knack for arranging stunning garden pots.
One of the most important considerations in an outdoor garden is the focal point. The same as with interior rooms, having a focal point is an essential design feature. There should be something which draws the eye and at the same time makes apparent the particular harmony created in the space. The focal point can be, for example, a wall painted in a bold color that ties all other elements of the outdoor room together, a piece of furniture, or a fountain.
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