Springtime Decorating Ideas: Spruce Up Your Indoor Patio
Jessica Ackerman - Spring is here, and it's time to add a fresh new look to your indoor patio - or whatever indoor-outdoor space you might have, e.g., Florida room, 3-season porch, lanai, or garden room. Depending on where you live, you might be able to use your indoor patio space year-round. However, in most cases, these rooms are at their most pleasant during the more moderate spring and autumn days. Now is the time to give your indoor patio a fresh new look. Here are a few easy decorating tips that will have your patio space looking fresh and spring-like in no time.
Focus on the Beauty of Nature
With the trees, shrubs, and flowers outdoors bursting into bloom, you should also enjoy the beauty of nature indoors. Indoor patios are usually blessed with ample window space, providing the perfect spot for live plants to grow. A few pots of early springtime flowers or a couple exotic houseplants can really add a bright and cheerful look to the patio.
If you don't have a green thumb, focus on floral and nature-themed decorating accessories instead of live plants and flowers. For example, one or more nature-inspired contemporary metal wall hangings could be used to give the room a fresh new look. Framed nature prints or floral paintings can also be good choices, especially if your patio is decorated in a garden theme.
Choose Fresh, Bright Colors
Add plenty of fresh, bright, and exciting colors to your indoor patio. There are an almost endless number of ways to add color to a room. For example, new colorful cushions for your indoor patio furniture can definitely add a fresh look. If the room's walls seem a bit boring, perhaps a fresh coat of paint is called for. You can also introduce color through your selection of art pieces. For instance, abstract metal wall hangings that feature bright and exciting colors can add a cheerful and totally modern look and feel to the room.
Keep it Comfortable
Indoor patio spaces can be the perfect spot to relax and catch a few rays of sunshine. In order to get the most enjoyment out of the space, focus on comfortable furniture pieces and accessories. Choose attractive, comfortably cushioned furniture pieces. Be sure to include several small tables, so that you'll have a place to rest your book, beverage, or snacks. A light blanket or throw can be a welcome added touch during the cool spring days. Soft, warm area rugs can add a bit of color, comfort, and warmth underfoot.
It's also a good idea to pay attention to your window treatments. Although the sunshine is certainly warm and enjoyable, sometimes it can be a bit too bright. By combining blinds or shades with other window treatments, you'll have plenty of lighting options from which to choose. Once your decorating tasks are complete, be sure to sit back and enjoy your beautiful springtime patio space.