Spring is right around the corner and it’s been heating up here in Southern California! The last couple of days have been nice and hopefully it’s been the same for your area as well. Looks like a quick day of rain, but then we’re back to the good weather!
Not sure about you, but we’re all ready to be outside in the sun. When the time comes, we want to maximize our patio with as much comfort and style as we can. That’s why we have 3 quick tips for your spring patio! Get your patio ready for the weather and sun with these tips!
1. Use Colors.
Don’t be afraid to use a little color outside! Sure the spring flowers show bring lots of color, but do the flowers match your interior’s color palette? Or do you want the outside to start a fresh, new palette for your patio space! There’s no need to shy away from colors! Let the hues jump out and shine like they’re meant to in spring!
2. Use Different Types of Materials.
The tip’s title pretty much says it all. Don’t limit yourself to only one type of material on your patio. There are a ton of natural materials that work great outdoors and even plenty of ‘indoor’ materials that work well outside in the weather. They just might need to be pulled in from time to time.
3. Use Plants & Flowers.
This one is a no brainer! Bring some lush, green plants onto the patio space and really feel surrounded by the outdoors. Like we mentioned above, the flowers are strangers to color so use them to brighten up your patio! Make them the standout decor in your patio space!
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Color is a fun and easy way to bring personal style to any space. Unlike creating a mood with tones, color allows you to break up a space to make bright and bold statements. You can decorate with a pre-designed color palette, choose colors based on your favorite pattern, use color to accent or even just use color for the sake of using color. Basically, you can do anything and everything design-wise with color.
People will say that there is a way to design with color and there is a way not to. They might say that you should use color vertically and start with darker colors and hues on the floor and slowly transition to lighter color and hues the closer you get to the ceiling. They might say start with the front door and entryway s0 that you can color your way through the house to keep the color palette cohesive and consistent. They might tell you to stay away from this color with that color or that color with this color.
Want to know the cold hard truth about designing with color? Do whatever you want.
Pick whatever color(s) you want and start designing. Make as much or as little visual noise as you want! Picture your home as a coloring book, just add the color and complete the picture. Seriously, it’s really not that hard and no color is wrong. The best part about using color is you can always take some of it away. Trying to pair bright orange pillows on a dark blue sofa? Maybe opt out for white or light yellows to compliment. It’s all about playing and experimenting to figure what you like and want.
You might not get it right the first time and that’s okay. It really is part of the fun. The mixing and matching is all part of the game we love to call design. It will help you grow and understand yourself as well as design. And if you absolutely can’t get it right that’s what we have the pros like the Tuvalu Home Design Team for. Give ’em a call if you want a beautifully designed space, we promise you want be disappointed!
The Sunnylife Cooler Bag is featured on a BuzzFeed list titled “23 Things You Need To Make The Outdoors Better”. This fun list shows up at the perfect time and helps us get ready for spring! We’re happy to be a part of the list because we love being outdoors as much as we can! Check out the rest of the list here!
Spring brings us good weather, lots of sun and beautiful flowers. We’re not the only ones that want that sunshine! Flowers are in full force during the spring season and provide us another accessory to decorate our homes with. They can literally bring life into your home this spring with all their bright pedal colors and lush green leaves. Take advantage of them and use them to bring a fresh smell into the bedroom or as something fun to dress up the kitchen counters with.
If you’re looking to bring some flowers into the home this spring you’re going to need a vase or two. This is where we get to have even more fun. There are so many different vase options that come in every shape and size imaginable! It makes hunting down the perfect one so exciting! You can make a statement with a large vase that plays home to a beautiful arrangement of flowers or go with small vase that hosts a few lovely flowers. The combinations are endless and up to your imagination! So get creative with your arrangements and really bring spring into your home!
Looking to pick a vase? Check out our online store! We’ve got all kinds for your to choose from! Jump on over to the online store here! Want to get the hands on experience? No problem! Come on into our store and say hi while you shop for your new vase!