Creative Ideas for your Outdoor Space

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty-Louisville East

GET YOUR HOTTNESS ON  . . . and ready your outdoor spaces for a fun-filled summer of grilling, patio parties, and relaxing.

As I venture out and see real estate in Louisville, I am pleasantly inspired by the garden-fresh creativity of my fellow Louisvillians. I hope you get inspired by these creative ideas for adding personality and practicality to your outdoor living spaces.


Be Bold using Accents

This screen porch is a breezy spot to spend spring, summer, and fall days. A light stain on the porch floor, white furniture and walls, and a wood table provides a neutral backdrop. Bright accents on the pillows, vases, and candelabra fill the space with color. For updates on a budget, limit bold colors to accessories. They are less expensive than large pieces of furniture and easier to update when you crave a change.



 Are you on the Straight & Narrow?

As a realtor in Louisville, KY I see many narrow screened porches off the back of homes like the one in this picture to the left.  It provides a summery dining spot for the whole family. The red-painted chairs along the sides of the dining table add a splash of color to the neutral space. Screens on all of the windows act as barriers that help keep out unwanted critters and crawlers.


Be Open

Collapsible screens allow this sun porch to transform from closed and protected to open and airy in no time at all. A trendy color scheme of chocolate brown, lime green, and rusty orange infuses the space with energy. The lattice pattern featured on the furniture adds another layer of visual interest.


Bring on the Wicker

Wicker reigns supreme in this sunroom, where the woven material infuses the space with an inviting and relaxed energy. The sofa and coffee table were painted a deep, emerald green, which adds whimsy to the ensemble of naturally finished pieces. The colorful rug beneath the seating area echoes the woven texture of the furniture.


Make it your Mission

In this sunroom, simple, mission-style furniture gets a dose of personality thanks to a handful of colorful decorating touches. In one corner, a blue-painted chair contrasts the look of the other dark wood furnishings. A graphic area rug beneath the coffee table adds a splash of whimsy and helps ground the seating arrangement. Love this look!

Whether it's a four-season, three-season, enclosed, or sunroom, your porch can become an inviting and relaxing gathering spot or at-home getaway with a few simple design tricks. So cook up a party Louisville or sit back with a glass of iced tea and enjoy the beauty around you.

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Comments (1)

Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

CA outdoor spaces became  true extensions of the home, offering all the style, comfort and function of an interior living area. Regardless of the size of your deck or budget, there are ways to create this  desirable room. Placing a nice set of outdoor furniture and some plants make a huge difference.

Aug 23, 2015 04:43 PM