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Get Farmhouse Style for Your Outdoor Space

Renee Valdes
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Get a jumpstart on spring entertaining with new inspiration for outdoor decor with farmhouse style. With rustic accents and galvanized touches, you can decorate your porch, patio, deck or balcony as you spruce up your outdoor space.

That way, when it’s time to move your relaxation time outdoors, you’ll be ready with comfortable farmhouse style patio furniture, well-placed lighting and all the essentials for entertaining.

Ideas for Farmhouse Style OUTDOORS

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1. Get set

Think spring and get your outdoor table set with farmhouse elegance. Start with a patio dining set with farmhouse charm and plenty of comfortable chairs for guests. The Hampton Bay Grayson seven-piece wicker patio dining set features a table with an etched dark brown wood-grain look, and stackable chairs with soft stain-, mildew- and fade-resistant fabric. 

When weather cooperates, you’ll be ready to break out the dinnerware for dining alfresco. Consider charger plates, too, for a layered table.

Underfoot, pair your furniture with a brightly colored outdoor rug that resists stains and cleans in a snap.

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2. Build a layered look

Of course you can go all out to get the look you desire, but you can also add to your outdoor sanctuary over time. Start small with a glider, patio conversation set or bistro set, then add a few pieces each season. Little by little, your outdoor room will come together with decor pieces such as extra outdoor throw pillows, poufs and a patio side table or garden stool.

You can also add an outdoor statue to your space or build a DIY birdhouse with a planted roof. The birds will thank you for their new nest.

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3. See the light

Add instant ambiance to your outdoor space with galvanized lanterns. Well-placed lighting gives your outdoor space an intimate look.

Outdoor lighting can also include string lights, ceiling fans and pathway lighting

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4. Find space to lounge 

Even if you live in a space without a pool or lawn, relaxation is important. Create your own tranquility space in your outdoor retreat. Unwind in a chaise lounge, add extra throw pillows and a throw blanket, and you’re ready for a nap.

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5. Pair your planters

Prepare a pair of planters filled with heat-resistant and low-maintenance flowers and other plants. Think lovely flower spikes clad in shades of red, purple and white that thrill and will appear non-stop all summer.

For a dramatic effect, tuck heat-tolerant spillers inside the edges of containers to allow them to cascade over the side. Ornamental sweet potato vines add burgundy or chartreuse to your planter. Plant coleus in containers kept in shady spots. Coleus never fail to brighten outdoor living areas with their bold-colored leaves that look like stained glass.

Tip: Large containers retain soil moisture better than small ones, so bigger containers are better for summer flowers.

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