10 Steps Guide to Create an Outdoor Sanctuary

AMA Designs & Interiors
by AMA Designs & Interiors
Your backyard is an extension of your home that should not be undervalued. Today, I’ll be sharing how to create an outdoor space that everyone will want to enjoy with 10 easy decorating ideas and techniques. For the full blog post, please visit www.byamadesigns.com
1. Divide Backyard into Zones – Dining area, lounge area, grilling/barbecue section, outdoor bar, kids play area, etc.
2. Outdoor Lighting – Treat outdoor spaces such as porches, patios, and even screened in porches as another room. Add ceiling fixtures as you would with an indoor space. This makes the space feel more like a “room”.
5. Outdoor Pillows – As with furniture, indoor/outdoor fabric options have improved. Outdoor pillows don’t look like your typical outdoor pillows anymore. Cozy up your lounge chairs and seating areas with decorative throws.

6. Outdoor Curtains – This ties in with #5. If you have a porch or a pergola, consider adding curtain sheers.
9. Fresh Paint – Revive your deck or stairs with a fresh coat of paint. Are the high-traffic areas worn out? Consider using a stencil to paint a runner up your stairs or stencil a faux area rug underneath outdoor seating. The picture below is painted concrete. The pattern is intricate but I hope it has inspired you to try something new (even if it is a simple stair runner stencil).
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