Sometimes the best room in the house isn't actually in the house at all. As a matter of fact, it may not even have walls. And with the Hudson Valley providing picturesque backdrops for area residents, living spaces can feel right at home even when they're beyond the backdoor.
“I think the biggest challenge people face while creating outdoor living spaces is achieving the proper mindset," says Corey Halstead, publisher for Outdoor Home Magazine. “The approach must be very similar to that of the interior design of the home.” This mindset can be key when designing front porches, patios, pool areas, outdoor kitchens, and pergola areas that push past traditional thinking.”
There are so many amazing products available now for styling outdoor rooms. Many of the largest home accessory brands on the market today have added an outdoor decor line to their offerings. Let's start using them!
The next time you look at your back patio or front porch, select beautiful lamps to provide soft mood lighting rather than that harsh flood light. Think indoor/outdoor rugs that can do wonders for defining that seating area. Oh, and turn those couches and chairs around to face one another! Create a conversation area that is functional and inviting. Finish it off with a spattering of colorful outdoor pillows and throw blankets and you have yourself a stylish Hudson Valley outdoor room. Tada!