Create an elegant backyard using natural tones

14 March, 2014

Subtle, natural hues are great tones for room designs both inside and outside your home. Grey, tan, beige and white are fresh, clean colors that allow you to add pops of brightness, which can reflect your style and really stand out against a pale canvas. Here are some ways to achieve a modern feel in your backyard using calming, natural hues:

Neutral decor
For a great way to achieve an elegant look in your yard, opt for natural colors when choosing your outdoor furniture set. This will allow you to change the theme or mood of your yard with the simple addition of new throw pillows or accent pieces. Choose from the comfortable and versatile Deco collection, or check out the the timeless and sophisticated Astoria line, with its clean lines and crisp, light-colored cushions. Both sets require minimal maintenance – simply use a gentle cleanser and hose off.

Bright blooms
Plant some brightly colored blooms around your dining set that will stand out in your fresh, light design and add a romantic element to your special space. Pink roses lend a feminine feel, and emerald green succulents look modern and fresh, or you can choose from the beautiful exotic varieties of blooms like tiger lily or hyacinth for a really spectacular display.

Updated accents
Don't forget your yard when choosing new decor for your home! You can decorate your patio or deck with unique accents that complement your outdoor furniture. Paint planter boxes white or tan to act as a crisp backdrop for the greenery in your yard. Lucite is a great material for outdoor decor because it won't be affected by the weather and looks fantastic in a white design. You can also opt for steel pots for your plants, which will create a sleek, modern feel. For a touch of sparkle, opt for glass or even mirrored decorations, which will pick up the light and add some glamour to your space. You can find mirrored trays to carry snacks to your guests, or blown glass orbs that are able to gradually water your plants and decorate your lawn!

Colors can pop
If you use your backyard as much as your living room, why not decorate it the same way? You can add pops of color to a neutral yard design by using fun and funky accessories to decorate your tables and patio. Natural backyard themes are the perfect backdrop for bright and exciting pops of color. Let your throw pillows and blanket stand out by matching them to your chosen accent color and this will pull the whole look together.