When designing your home the interior spaces, such as the living room, bedroom, and kitchen, tend to take priority. But that doesn’t mean your outdoor spaces should be overlooked. Any outdoor space, whether you’re lucky enough to have a large backyard, pool deck, front porch, or even a small balcony, can serve as a natural extension of your interior design and add to the overall style of your home.
It can be tempting just to rush out to your nearest store to buy a set matching lounge chairs. But taking the time and effort to design, curate and plan out your outdoor area is key to creating an interior that feels cohesive.
There are some things that designers want you know before you begin designing the perfect room. There are some important outdoor decorating mistakes that designers urge you to avoid.
Here are some mistakes you should avoid when planning your home.
1. Neglecting the look of cohesion
Erin Chelius is the principal designer at Chelius House of Design and the owner of the company. According to her, the biggest mistake in outdoor design she sees, is a lack of cohesiveness.