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To me, a successful outdoor room incorporates the beauty of nature with the practicality of comfortable seating, some protection from the elements, sturdy flooring underfoot, ambient light sources, and sounds that nurture enjoyment.
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It doesn't really matter how elaborate or simple the space is furnished as long as it is conducive to lingering over meals and conversation, day or night. I love the little luxuries that make outdoor rooms come to life!
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Why not treat outdoor rooms the same as interior spaces? Bring out upholstered pieces for special occasions, add pillows, artwork and floral arrangements.
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I find there is nothing more relaxing that taking a few minutes in my 'stress-free' zone. A cool glass of tea and a good book can whisk me a million miles away, if only for a few minutes. Bliss!
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Cushions and pillows add guest comfort and are easy to change out from season to season, creating new decor schemes in minutes.
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Outdoor rugs have come a long way in recent years and provide great inspiration for decor color choices. Don't stop there. Why not transition a beauty from inside and let it get a bit of fresh air while you entertain special guests outside? Love it!