Transform Your Porch or Patio Into an Outdoor Room
Your outdoor space deserves as much attention as your interior. A porch or patio can be turned into an extra room, an extension of your home. Instead of simply setting out a patio set and calling it a day, take time to add some extra touches and create a cozy outdoor living space.
One of the key elements in giving an open porch or patio the feel of an actual room is outdoor curtains. These panels are made to live outside and use weather-resistant fabrics, like those found on patio furniture cushions.
Outdoor curtains can be used for many purposes. They can hide unsightly objects, like a barbecue, soften the lines of a porch or patio, and give privacy and protection from direct sun. You can also use the panels to span an open patio door for a hint of romance or to filter the sun while letting the breeze in. The panels come in a variety of solid colors and patterns, so itís easy to find a set that works with your decor. Be sure to select curtains made for the outdoors
; regular fabrics will rot or mildew if left outside.
Along with the curtains, try a few accents, like candles, plants, and a outdoor string lights. Add an outdoor area rug and youíll have a cozy retreat right outside your door.