Monday, May 19, 2014

Weekly [P]inspiration: Outdoor Ideas

Recently I've decided to tackle our backyard outdoor space: and trust me, it needed tackling [don't worry: my awful, ugly & embarrassing "before" pictures to follow shortly].  I've been hunting for ideas to add interest and color to the space and Pinterest never fails: here are some of my favorites!
 
Hanging ladder with hanging lanterns: LOVE. This is a great diy project with detailed instructions, check it out if you want to create it in your home.
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This giant stenciled floor is so much fun. I am seriously considering doing something similar on the concrete area of our porch: it's perfect!
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Outdoor spaces often feel very horizontal, so incorporating vertical elements helps to break up the space and add height. This is a great example of how to add color and texture with plants while moving the eye up.
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Here's an adorable idea for that umbrella so many of us have over the table: little hanging tea lights! Cute, cute, cute :)
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Again, think vertical: here's a great idea to get your eye moving up the blank wall. These bird cages are perfect, and I love the idea of putting plants inside too.

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This is great for several reasons: the curtains create softness, while the framed wooden wall adds interest and privacy: then those candles just add warmth and perfection!
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I'm working away on my space, let you know my progress soon! [assuming it ever stops raining!!]

Friday, May 16, 2014

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