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How to Decorate Your Exterior Rooms

An outdoor deck or porch is an extension of the interior of your home. Decorating your porch requires using the same principals.

An outdoor deck or porch is an extension of the interior of your home. Decorating your porch requires using the same principles. When starting this project, begin with an outdoor rug. They’ve come a long way in recent years, and mimic any fine interior rug. You can choose a UV resistant stripe, or pattern, and many combinations thereof.

Many retailers now carry exterior rugs in a variety of shapes, styles, patterns and colors.  There are so many to choose from that narrowing down the selection is often a daunting task.  But, just pick a color that coordinates with your house’s architecture, and then move on to selecting your furniture.  You can put together a beautiful exterior room by adding throw pillows in Sunbrella® fabrics and a gorgeous outdoor rug made from recycled water bottles.   Add a festive market umbrella and it’s a complete room.

Some of my favorite outdoor rugs come from Frontgate, Horchow, Home Decorators and Target.  Often, the larger area rugs can cost upwards to $800, but consider the savings when you can take the garden hose to the rug.  They last for many years, and are a wonderful investment into your outdoor living rooms.


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