Garden Rooms: Bring the Inside Out
Make outdoor living feel like your inside with beautiful fabrics, cozy rugs, and lush landscaping.
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Outdoor Living Defined
Outdoor decor no longer consists of rickety lawn furniture in mismatched patterns. People are transforming their spaces into outdoor living rooms. The closer your outdoor space is to an indoor room with a similar use, the more likely you are to use it. From funky to classic, today's all-weather furniture is all about style.
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One of the quickest ways to bring a homey feel outdoors is to include all-weather lamps like this chic pineapple lamp beside seating.
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Rugs suitable for outdoors help to define intimate spaces.
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Touch of Ambience
Candles are an inexpensive way to continue a color scheme. Varying shapes and heights adds visual interest.
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A baker's rack filled with collectibles dresses up a blank wall. Grouping related objects creates a mini theme.
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Don't neglect outdoor walls. A candle sculpture like this becomes artwork against the brick.
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Outdoor lights help keep decks and patios illuminated during evening gatherings.
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Rain or Shine
A variety of patio furniture made from faux wicker and rattan makes it easy to find furniture to fit any style. It's a relief to find that they actually make for comfortable sitting, too.
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Potted plants become all the more charming when stacked on an attractive plant stand like this one.
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A classically styled concrete base dresses a table for four and allows plenty of room for chairs.
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Cast aluminum and wrought iron are practical choices, both available in a choice of finishes.
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Adding ceiling fans keeps you cool and discourages mosquitoes.