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Outdoor Decorating Inspiration

By Irisinteriors @IrisHoulihan

Creating a comfortable, charming outdoor space is like adding an extra room to your home. Plus, you can experiment with bold ideas without the commitment. Here’s some inspiration for putting together your own oasis:

outdoor decorating ideas

Photo via Minimalisti.

Functional, yet stylish. Don’t forget about lighting. The Moroccan inspired pendant lights mean the space can be used to enjoy summer nights. They also accentuate the bohemian feel.

outdoor fireplace

Photo via Interiors.

Nature (and the stunning fireplace) take center stage with neutral decor. Multiple conversation areas are ideal for backyard entertaining.

stunning resort

Photo via Auberge Du Soleil.

This may not be a home, but the wine country retreat is too incredible to leave out. An outdoor living room and fire pit look fresh with yellow upholstery and pillows. Can you imagine lounging by that pool or sipping a glass of wine while enjoying scenery?

eclectic outdoor area

Photo via Hippie Chic.

Throw pillows in a mix of colors and patterns instantly perk up tropical outdoor furniture. Love the blue hammocks.

outdoor chandelier

Via BHG.

Chandeliers aren’t just for formal, indoor spaces. The vintage lighting looks quirky hanging from a pergola. If wiring is not an option, try battery operated candles.

garden party

Photo via Stagetecture.

Potted flowers and shrubs are an inexpensive addition to a patio.

Ralph Lauren porch

Photo via Architectural Digest.

The porch at Ralph Lauren’s ranch in Colorado utilizes a table crafted from salvaged wood and Mexican sabino-wood pieces from the 19th century. The colorful table and throw pillows offset the rustic design.

rooftop terrace

Photo via Apartment Therapy.

You don’t need a backyard to take advantage of outdoor living. A rooftop can be transformed into a garden with plants, outdoor furniture and colorful accessories.

outdoor dining area

By Sandy Koepke via Houzz.

Open air dining is elegant and romantic. The French industrial chairs look chic when paired with a large farm table.

balcony decor

Via Momtoob.

Even a tiny balcony can be transformed into a place to relax with seating, throw pillows and a rug. Two wooden crates form a unique bench to enjoy the beautiful view.

If you’re interested in your own custom outdoor space, contact Iris Interiors.

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