Five Ideas to Style Your Outdoor Space

It’s all about making your outdoor space feel like an extension of your indoor living rooms. Everyone has outdoor living spaces, but now it’s all about the decorative touches! Here are a few helpful tips to get that perfect outdoor look.

  1. Statement lighting. Whether it is in a chandelier format or large lanterns, whatever it is make it big!
  2. Add a Rug. It instantly cosies up the area and makes it feel like an indoor living room.
  3. Pillow it up! This is an easy way to add colour and fun patterns to any space.
  4. Bring it outside. Add decorative elements outside that you would usually find inside outside. Mirrors are stunning on a wall or fence! Add accessories to your tables like you would find inside. Lamps are a great way to add mood lighting and create that indoor feel.
  5. Use a Pot! Adding plants to any patio is stunning but to add that extra touch, plant them in a decorative or coloured pot for that finishing touch within your space.

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Photo Source: Pottery Barn

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Photo Source: Pottery Barn

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Photo Source: Crate & Barrel

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Photo Source: Crate & Barrel

 

So let the Patio decorating begin!

 

Until next time,
Jo Alcorn

 

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Jo Alcorn

Canadian Home Trends’ Style Editor, Jo Alcorn, Design Specialist and Founder of Whitewash & Co, has developed a diverse client base and is most proud of being able to provide style and continuity for a range of personalities and decor preferences. Jo’s passion for design has been showcased on a handful of films and many tv programs including HGTV, Discovery Channel, CBC Steven and Chris, Breakfast Television, CityTV, Rogers Stations, Global Morning Show and more. Jo has used her design skills to develop her own line of locally made, high quality, stylish, environmentally friendly furniture, a lighting collection for Artcraft and even her own paint colour! Jo also serves as a teacher at Humber College North Campus.

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