Romantic Outdoor Living Space
Fashioning one or more exterior living areas has
been enjoyed by growing numbers in recent years. Versatile outdoor
spaces can be used for dining and relaxing with family members, as well as
entertaining guests within the peaceful confines of home. With todayís increased
emphasis on comfort and relaxation, celebrating the home during warm weather
months can easily be achieved by creating romantic outdoor living vignettes
where family members and friends uncover contentment and charm outdoors. The
application of paint awakens lackluster surfaces as well as ordinary
furnishings, and transforms them into dreamy materials and glamorous fittings!
Instead of replacing existing outdoor furnishings and decorative accessories,
consider injecting a gentle hint of enchanting color to the mix. For instance,
enhance plain wicker chairs and tables with a touch of subtle painted color.
This spring and summer seasonís soft palette consists of romantic shades of
pinks and reds. Consider transforming a dated color or solid white wicker
seating vignette into a monochromatic color scheme that highlights an enchanting
range of one muted color, such as dusty rose. Consult a paint professional for
advice regarding necessary primer, paint and sealants. Then, add overstuffed
seat cushions, comfortable pillows, soft throws and fragrant, cascading potted
Introduce romantic pattern to the outdoor living space via painted fabrics,
special effect decorative paint techniques and painted murals on exterior walls.
Regardless of the surface, floral patterns can be applied using a variety of
painted options. Dusty colors that display flowered motifs can be stenciled
directly onto cloth hammocks or canvas umbrellas as decorative borders, or
painted freehand randomly onto wooden benches and tables or even floors. Smooth
surface planters of varying sizes can be treated to a paint application that
provides interesting texture and flirtatious color to the pot. (Using a rag to
gently remove random areas of paint while the painted surface is still wet
represents a simple way to produce an aged, vintage look amongst many surfaces.)
An accent wall can be fashioned from a nondescript wall surface and transformed
into an exciting mural using a carefully considered washed color scheme together
with oversized painted floral designs.
Add a dash of romance to your outdoor living space this warm weather season with
the dazzling effects of paint!