We always here the phrase "Your outdoor space should always be an extension of your indoor living space". Some of us wonder how that can be possible. Isn't outdoor furniture stiff and boring? Won't fabric be ruined outside? Well, lucky for us there are endless options available to create a gorgeous outdoor living space. If you are on a budget but still want stylish pieces, chain stores like Pier One, Target and Cost Plus World Market (to name a few) carry great and durable outdoor furniture and accessories. Or if you are on the hunt for streamline and chic pieces and budget isn't an issue there are a number of designers like Philippe Starck and Harry Bertoiawho have outdoor lines. My friend just purchased a fabulous modern table and chair set from...wait for it.... Walmart! And it looks really spendy!
If you already have an outdoor set spruce your space up with pots, well textiled outdoor pillows, candles ect. You should think outside of the box. My husband is about to install a chandelier on our patio right over our outdoor dining set which is our old dining room table that I am going to re-paint and the chairs our plastic from Ikea.
Moral of the story, have fun, be creative and make it as comfortable as your indoor space!