How to spruce up your outdoor space

How to spruce up your outdoor space

Now that we are almost in mid-July, you'll probably be spending a lot of time outside on your porch or patio. New York experienced quite a harsh winter this past year, and we all deserve some fun in the sun! Whether you plan on hosting a party and will be grilling on your deck, or you simply want to relax on your porch swing, it's important to get this outdoor area in tip-top shape. Here are a few helpful tips to spruce up your outdoor space:

  • Add a throw rug: Throw rugs aren't just for outside. You can also use these accessories to jazz up your porch or patio. Just make sure that you look for a carpet that can be used outdoors as well. As you may know, an area rug is a great way to unite your entire design scheme. Look for solid colors or innovative patterns.
  • Hang outdoor drapes: 'Sometimes a few splashes of colorful fabric are all that's required to make an ordinary front porch extraordinary," writes Sarita Harbour of Zillow Blog. "While decorative pillows and seat cushions are often the first things that come to mind, don't overlook the design appeal of draperies. A simple rod and some drapery panels add immeasurable pattern, texture and style." In addition to using drapes around your patio, you can also use these window fashions to cover your patio doors. Not only does this create a wonderful aesthetic, it also provides privacy.
  • Purchase throw pillows for your porch swing: Are you looking for a simple and affordable way to make your porch swing more comfortable and stylish? Look no further than throw pillows. These decorative items come in an array of colors and patterns and are generally inexpensive.
  • Use a fresh coat of paint: A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference, both in your home's interior and exterior. If your home is looking a bit dull from the outside, you don't necessarily have to repaint the entire house. Instead, adding a new coat of paint to your door will do the trick. Since the door only makes up a small area of your home, you can even try experimenting with brighter colors. The sky is the limit!

For more home décor ideas, be sure to follow our blog or shop at Metropolitan Window Fashions. Our expert home design consultants can help you get the look you want in your home this summer. Contact us today if you're in need of new custom curtains and drapes, shades, blinds or shutters!