How to Decorate Your Outdoor Space

Summer is just around the corner, and I’m so looking forward to spending time outside, sipping drinks during golden hour, reading or running around with the girls and, of course, eating alfresco! For all these activities we need an outdoor space that looks and feels like an extension of the house, ready to serve as a living area, dining area, or both when necessary.

Below I’ve collated some tips for helping you decorate your outdoor space, be it a small balcony or a large garden.

How to decorate your outdoor space by louise roe



For Small Spaces

  1. Go vertical. For both your storage cabinets and greenery. Think of slim, tall cabinets to store anything outdoors and clusters of little pots hung on the wall or on your railing to save up on precious floor space while still making your balcony look tidy and lively with your favourite plants and flowers.
  2. Add a rug. Opt for muted coloured rugs that add texture without overwhelming your space and if you love a pattern (I do!), favour larger-scaled, patterns. And remember, go right up to the edges. Using a rug that’s too small will make the space feel smaller than it actually is.
  3. Furniture but make it light. Pick furniture that’s not bulky and feels light to the eye. I love rattan for the outdoors, as it’s lightweight and oh-so chic. With limited space, it is essential to prioritise decor that matches your lifestyle and your intentions for your outdoor space so, if you love entertaining, prioritise a cosy seating area. If, on the other hand, you love relaxing, maybe with a good book or playing cards while listening to music, nothing beats a comfy armchair.


For Large Spaces

  1. Divide up your Space. With a large outdoor space, it’s crucial to create smaller space clusters that can serve different purposes. Think cosy armchairs and chic sun loungers around a parasol. Add a beautiful rug, a tiered side table or a bar cart with drinks, fresh fruit and pastries for a summer party. A chic, yet relaxed dining set strategically placed in the shade is perfect for enjoying long summer brunches. And I have the most delicious homemade granola recipe for you here.
  2. Use plants and flowers as ornaments. Consider species like Lavender for creating a tranquil corner with its soothing fragrance. Hydrangeas are ideal for creating a focal point with their large, lush blooms. Boxwood shrubs can be sculpted into various geometric forms for a more structured look to complement any garden design. And if you’re more into a cottage core kind of vibe, I’d recommend creating a flowerbed of Forget-me-nots.
  3. Add colours with beautiful ceramics. You know I love hanging plates on the walls, so why not do the same in the garden? If you have a pergola or trellises, have fun hanging your favourite colourful plates to create an accent wall.
  4. Light it Up. Hang fairy lights over the dining area and spread rustic lanterns all around the garden to create a cosy, moody vibe in the evening.


How to decorate your outdoor space by louise roe

How to decorate your outdoor space by louise roe


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