We spend so much time making sure our indoor furniture is comfortable and attractive, it’s time we bring the indoors outdoors. Technology in fabrics has made a huge move toward comfort. You can now use comfortable fabric and cushions that can be left out in the weather. Sunbrella fabrics will not fade or deteriorate in the weather, and you have tons of choices for fabrics as well: stripes, prints, jacquards, in any color you can think of.
The natural, outdoor feeling doesn’t have to be limited to your back patio. Bring the outdoors in! Botanical, leaf, and nature motifs are on the rise for this summer’s fabric as we go “green”– both in behavior and in decor. Accessories can be the perfect way for an update with a leaf shaped plate or tray. Earth or stone hues and materials bring nature into your home, and they also create a more relaxed environment. And for the perfect accent, take time to plant flowers that you can cut and bring in over the summer months. Zinnias are a personal favorite that you can start from seed.
Take your inspiration from the changing seasons to liven up your home and start enjoying the warmer weather!
Tip submitted by:
Jennifer Mangum, IRN
Redecorate Today, VA