A nice outdoor living space at home is something everyone can come to enjoy. Autumn is nature’s big show. With the air turning crisp and the foliage changing colors, there is no better way to enjoy the transition to fall weather than to spend it outdoors around a nice fire, surrounded by colorful blooms, or dining under twinkling lights.
No matter who’s getting their hands dirty behind the grill, the space still needs that special touch to make it more than just dinner time. The perfect patio is now synonymous with summer and, not to mention, the perfect place for cookouts. From family get-togethers to girls’ nights in, see what it takes to make your outdoor dining and patio space the envy of the neighborhood.
Set a Theme for Your Patio
Even before you start planning the perfect cookout, set a theme for your patio and grilling area. Think about the time you’ll be spending outdoors and how often you’ll want to switch up your outdoor décor. Make your largest and most expensive pieces ones that will last for years to come. Consider using neutrals for your base and introducing colors with throw pillows, cushions, and drapery. This creates flexibility from season to season without breaking the bank.
I must admit, when I was younger I thought decorating with pink was the best thing ever. In my early teens, I wanted my walls to be painted pink, and, for some reason, my parents let me. I painted it all by myself and had three walls hot pink and one wall blush pink. Thankfully, I’m past that and no longer have hot pink walls. However, I do still enjoy the color. Unfortunately, most men don’t share the same liking of pink, as it is typically considered a more feminine color. So, how do you decorate using pink with a man around the house? Read more →