Outdoor Living Design Trends in York County

    This season, beautify your outdoor living area by adopting some trending design tips. These days the phrase ‘Outdoor Living’ pertains to creating an outdoor room. Outdoor living rooms are among many buyers’ wish lists and make for a great selling feature on a listing.

    Outdoor rooms have similar considerations to indoor rooms according to summertimeclassics.com,The first step to creating a comfortable outdoor living space is furnishing it with comfortable and attractive furniture.’

    Whether you have an expansive, small or mid sized outdoor space, here are some wonderful tips to enhance your outdoor living experience.

    Top Trends for Outdoor Living Spaces:

    • Color Palette and Design – Consider continuing your indoor decor and color palette outdoors or try a fresh new look.
    • Fabrics – Choose full, bright colors which complement the natural surrounding greenery. Use patterned accent pillows that lighten the bright palette.
    • Living Room Worthy Outdoor Furniture – Fully upholstered furniture with plush cushions, combine different kinds of furniture to get an eclectic collectors’ look.
    • Furniture Materials – Furniture Materials- Consider modern or traditional bamboo, cedarwood and redwood which resist warping, or water-resistant teakwood. You can also choose powdered metal for a modern look.
    • Smooth and Fashionable Flooring –  Paint the floor to give your porch the polish of a room and extend the life of your decking. White expands the look of a room, stripes are fashionable, and checkerboard timeless. Your floor should be smooth as to avoid splinters.
    • Fire Features – Place art or a flat-screen monitor above the fireplace for an inviting and cozy look. Also, consider fire-pits as a flexible alternative to fixed fireplaces.
    • All Seasons Room – Use screen enclosures and ceiling fans for the summer, shutters or track doors and heat lamps for the winter.
    • Further Consideration on Materials – Consider materials that withstand weather-wear such as wrought iron or stone for outdoor chairs and tables.

    For more Outdoor Living trending tips check out these articles by hgtv.com and homes.com: Contact The Jim Powers Team today. Whether you’re looking to sell or are ready to buy, the Jim Powers Team of local experienced Realtors® is here to help you. Visit our website to learn more, then contact us or give us a call at 717- 417- 4111

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