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Outside Style - Bali

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Outside Style

Hello Bali Florist friends, I am Simone Barter creator of style.life.home, interior and prop stylist living in Noosa, Queensland, Australia. Not only do I love styling beautiful homes for people to live in and enjoy each day, I also style pages of Australian magazines for everyone to enjoy, along with my passion to bring a room together I love blogging about interiors and all the ‘on trends’, colour pallets and different decor styles, it is creativity with words. I will be bringing you styling blog posts for you to get inspired to bring into your homes and spaces.

I believe there is no place like home, big or small you can bring style into any space. And like our indoors we think the same way with our out doors. Embracing nature with our out door living, with patios, pool deck areas, secret gardens, out door entertaining furniture, out door kitchens and often with our sunny climate this area is considered as part of our ‘living’ areas. The out doors areas instantly make any occasion casual and fun with the back drop of greenery and flowers gives the sense of calm. Creating your out door space can be as easy as extending your roof line by contracting a builder and landscaper to build your dream area.

Over the years, out door style has become more of a way to give extra value to our homes and a way to continue our interior style and extent it out. It reflects our life style, lunches by the pool and dinners under stars. I love inspiring homes with heart, adding your personal touch on a trend so you can enjoy your life style. Being out side in our climate is where we live the most enjoying the cool summer breeze and long lunches. Having a clear vision one how your outdoor area will look is all about seeking some inspirational images, pinterest is your biggest feast of visual delight and over on style.life.home pinterst I have create a board that is all about‘outdoor style’, see HERE

When styling you’re out door space, and like any space, you will need one major key element let’s say the HERO in the area. It can be many options from a spacious timber table, water feature, stunning daybed, bold coloured furniture even a pendant light. Then when you are connecting all of your other elements that are just as important think of adding potted plants, concrete side table, different shaped chairs around the table, dressing up the table with fresh flowers that match back with your colour palette. Having a pride of place outside is more often situated around the pool area, this is best spot if you have young children. Keeping an eye on the play time plus chatting with friends is just the perfect way to unwind, so this can also be thought about when designing your space.

Other fabulous styling and practical ideas to add into your outdoor living is storage, from adding a large basket to keep towels or throw blankets in, an old ladder so you can hang the towel up on, custom make out door buffet to place extra kitchen items in or kids playing equipment even a hidden bar fridge is a gem to add. Plus having storage allows you to keep everything out in the area with the added bonus of having everything neat and clean.

Top tips for styling your Outdoor Space

  • -Over head sun protection
  • -Day bed and chairs
  • -Easy storage for messy objects such as towels and pool toys
  • -Before designing think of how you will use the space
  • -Potted Plants
  • -Add on trend colours to give a modern look
  • -Bring the inside out with outdoor fabric cushions, vases, chairs, side tables
  • -Your outdoor area can have a different colour palette to your interiors
  • -Have a kids zone
  • -Easy access to your kitchen or even create an outdoor kitchen and BBQ area
  • -Vases of flowers can be placed on the out door table or side bench
  • -Think of the design of your gardens to offer shade and privacy
  • -Design a path that is easy to use from indoor to outdoor
  • -Outdoor lighting
  • -Vertical gardens are so trend and great for under cover areas
  • -Hanging pot plants
  • -Comfortable seating that is inviting and relaxing

The garden and outdoor living spaces is easy to create with some clever planning and with so many landscapers having on trend ideas it is lovely to enjoy the sunshine in winter or summer evenings. All your hard work will be worth it.

See you all soon.

Simone Barter