Some like it hot!
Decorating your outdoor space is as important as decorating your interior space and if you are lucky enough to own a pool then in this weather consider yourself extremely lucky.
Pools are a delightful luxury; they can be romantic, athletic and a super venue for entertaining. With this superb weather is the perfect time to hold an alfresco dinner party.
Make the pool and the patio area the most relaxing and comfortable place in your garden.
Begin by lighting up the pool with pool lights to give it a complete new look.
Use plants to add a dash of colour and decorate the blank spaces between the plants or pots by adding decorative pebbles and stones.
Make your outdoor space cosier by adding fabrics using natural materials in your cushions. This will add warmth, colour, and comfort. These elements are necessary to create a cosy ambience for your outdoor oasis while bringing in patterns and textures.
And finally storage for your pool area should also be a part of your planning process. Floats, toys, loungers and accessories need to be stored at a convenient place.
The possibilities to outdoor decorating are endless and all you need is to find the look that works for you so you can create your outside sanctuary.
Ana Aguilar-Corney is a columnist for Heart Home and authors the blog Let's Blog Design. Ana founded aguilarinteriors.com after studying at Inchbald School of Design. She lives in Lewes, a town that mirrors her: quirky with a deep history and a sense of fun that doesn't take itself too seriously. You can follow her on Twitter @aguilarinterior. Read more posts by Ana Aguilar.
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