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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Vibrant Outdoor Areas You'd Love

Florals, patterns, and lively hues can perk up your space


Color plays a huge part in our interiors. The perfect combo and the right shades can brighten up a dull space and the same rules apply in your outdoor nook. Whether you're working on the lanai, a tiny spot in the balcony, or a corner seating by the garden, a touch of color here and there can make a lot of difference. Make sure you choose hues that work well with a lot of green! Let these spaces serve as pegs:

Main photos from: Patchwork Harmony and Casa E Jardim.

Create a Bohemian-inspired feel against the plants in the garden by choosing pillows with a mix of prints and patterns. Colors like aqua, red, and orange can also look good when paired with white cushions.

Photo from Patchwork Harmony.

Sprucing up the balcony? If you already have a vertical garden, complete your space by adding floor pillows and colorful cushions. In this space, touches of blue and yellow worked well with the plants and wooden floors.

Those who use the balcony as extra storage space, choose cabinets in lively colors such as yellow and aqua.

Photo from Casa E Jardim.

Touches of green can still stand out in a lush garden. Do this by working with different shades—ranging from dark ones to lighter tones. Pair it with touches of wood and furnishings with hints of orange and fuchsia.

Photo from Tassels.

If you have an outdoor deck, keep it simple with a comfy chair and a sturdy table where you can place a couple of drinks and even books. To liven it up, you can pick a pillow in vibrant hues or a printed rug with colorful chevron prints as accent pieces.

Photo from Overstock.

White is still the perfect canvas if you want to play around with accessories in different hues! Brighten up your space by choosing tabletop decor in blue, red, and pink. Printed pillows and furnishings in solid tones can also be paired with throws to cozy up the sofa.

Photo from The Accent.

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