My blog friends Pam of Simple Details, Lisa of Shine Your Light, Kris of Driven by Decor and I are back today (and the first Tuesday of every month) for this month's feature of My Favorite Five. Today we're sharing our favorite ways to decorate an outdoor space.
This month we are so happy to have Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design as our special guest. I have known Julia for several years now, and she truly amazes me with her creativity and design abilities. Every project she does is top notch! And, she has a back yard paradise... this is my all time favorite photo from her outdoor spaces-
Don't you just want to curl up right there with a good book? Be sure to check out her front porch that she just painted, too. You won't believe what she did (so good!)!
Adding some personality to plain flower pots is one of my favorite ways to spruce up an outdoor space. These two are my favorites that I've done.
I had to share these coasters with you too. My sister made them for my husband's Christmas gift from slices of a tree they had to cut down in their yard. The edges are embossed with lines from Star Wars. Aren't they the most fun? She's also done a set with favorite hymn lyrics, college teams, and popular phrases. If anyone is interested in ordering a custom set email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll get you in touch with her.
My friend Lisa added this amazing wood disc wall to her patio two years ago. She allowed me to share her process on the blog and I'm just so impressed with the result. Such an unbelievably beautiful focal point!
I firmly believe that no matter what your outdoor space looks like, it will look even better with a few strings of lights! We bought several sets with the round bulbs from Ace Hardware last year for only around $7 per string, and they add so much charm and ambiance. This photo is from last Fall when we were in the middle of our patio renovation, we've relocated the lights now and I'll be sharing those soon! All you need are the lights and some cup hooks to hang them with, or outdoor command hooks if you don't want (or can't make) holes in your trim.
Lastly, I love a mirror in an outdoor space. My friend Emily has used this trick several times, including in her new screened in porch, and it reflects and bounces the light around so nicely outside. I really wish I had a spot on my patio for one!
|Emily A. Clark|
What's your favorite way to spruce up your outdoor space? Be sure to head over to Simple Details, Shine Your Light, Driven by Decor, and Cuckoo 4 Design to check out their outdoor spaces, too. I wish we could hop around to each one in person!
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