The best way to colour your outdoor living is through soft furnishings in the form of cushions and chair covers. This allows you to change colour schemes when required without purchasing an entire new outdoor setting. You may wish to have a colour scheme that complements your indoor theme or contrasts it, but either way there will likely be throw cushions and seat cushions available to fit the bill.
Retailers like Super Amart have a huge range of outdoor dining options, cushions and accessories destined to inspire your colour schemes. And with furniture stores on the Sunshine Coast and throughout Australia, there’s sure to be a store nearby.
Every now and then, a striking piece of furniture is too gorgeous to be ignored and this also applies to outdoor furniture. If you have something like this in a bold colour, take your lead from it and accessorise around it.
To add a real block of colour to your outdoor room, look to your tableware and accessories. If you have selected cushion covers in orange, pick up a table runner or table cloth and accessories to match or complement.
Seek out table lanterns, flower arrangements, hanging lanterns and even pots to do this task. Using colour may not be just about finding exactly something to match, but can also include using shades of the same colour. You can also directly contrast a colour to create a really striking look.
Whether it’s a wall hanging for your patio, a sculpture, or feature piece in the garden, outdoor art can bring a whole new depth to your colour scheme, picking up on the other items and accessories you have collected. Even something as simple as a hammock placed in the garden that matches your chair cushions helps to code your outdoor living area with colour.
The outdoor living area has a bird’s-eye view of the yard beyond, so extend your colour scheme into the garden or through pot plants. If your colour is orange, consider adding this touch throughout the yard with Bird of Paradise flowers or something similar.
You can also take your colour inspiration from the garden, particularly if you have a picturesque tree in view. Think Jacarandas with their purple flowers, Poincianas with their orange, and Cassias with their yellow or pink.
Use this as the colour that you design around, adding cushions, decorations and tableware to your outdoor living area to create a beautiful result that leads your eye to this natural feature piece.
Colour-coding your outdoor living area need not be hard or expensive; it just takes a few accessories, a little imagination and a sense of fun.