As summer comes to a close, it’s time to wrap up without final outdoor BBQ’s and family get togethers. I’ve always found that entertaining outside can be an opportunity to create a whole different experience and ambiance for guests rather than indoors. It’s usually an afterthought with clients but is often reconsidered when you start living in your space and realize how much you use different areas of your house. Putting just a bit of intention behind your outdoor design can go a long way.
Here are some of my favorite ways to touch up an outdoor patio area:
1. Metallic wall planters
When I typically think wall planters, I think very tweed little boxes and a very country look. That’s the typical look. I absolutely love these metal wall planters in various shapes as a way to add some green and decor to a modern or transitional outdoor space. You can’t go wrong with succulents in these! They’re too easy!
2. Vine feature walls
This one is so popular and low maintenance. There’s no need to worry about a vine wall getting faded or looking old like other outdoor decor ideas. You can do as much or as little wall coverage as you need and it grows quite fast. I love the look below with exaggerated and exposed wiring and wood! It has a very natural yet modern look that is perfect for a great feature wall as a backdrop to your entertaining space.
3. Flush lights
This is another low maintenance option and this one is an instant upgrade! Literally just flip the switch. These flush lights strategically placed create a great outdoor night time atmosphere perfect for the end of summer entertaining. These can fill just about any sized wall so you don’t need to worry about filling empty space with something interesting. The ultimate one step outdoor upgrade!
4. Display Shelves
One of my favorite looks is when the outdoors looks like the indoors! Shelves aren’t just for the living room. I love these display shelves with various knick knacks and plants to complete this seating area. It makes your guests feel like they’re in a true relaxing and living space by reflecting the indoors. Depending on the wall you have available outdoors, there are different options for hanging these. They’re a really easy way to fill empty space.
5. Color pop
I think this is likely the most underutilized outdoor trick! And it’s just so easy! Adding a bright and unexpected pop of color on a feature wall is a super easy upgrade that goes a long way. I think relatively neutral and earthy colors like this green look the best as it is still the outdoors. Sometimes unnatural colors if not done right can be a bit off, in my opinion. But bright accessories like pillows and pots against a neutral feature wall can be killer!
These are just a few of my go-to outdoor wall decor ideas when clients need help with a quick update! I hope these help you in your own home or future designs.