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Creating Outdoor Visual Impact
Take a long look out your back door. Do you see a question mark or an exclamation point ? Visual impact in any space, small, big, interior or exterior can really make a statement. Creating the ideal outdoor space goes beyond just furnitureóitís all about your own style!
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If you have a large deck, it can be a great spot for entertaining or it can simply be your own escape from the hustle and bustle of the everyday grind.
Unique touches that make these decks really stand out include variations in curves and textures. Consider adding a little curve appeal to stair steps or furniture pieces versus using only straight lines when decorating. Curves can be added using potted plants which will add another layer of texture to the entire outdoor space.
ADD SOME CONTRAST
Fill the deck with lots of comfy furniture or consider leaving the space open for entertaining groups of friends and family. Catch everyone eyes by contrasting the colors of the wood with a central insert in the middle of the deck flooring or use a contrasting color for the railing and other decorative elements.
Using these simple tips will help create a unique outdoor space conceptualized from your own design perspective and your own style. Truly this will bring the best design combination for your own stunning outdoor showcase.
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About Kathy Kathy Peterson is a celebrity design/lifestyle expert, national TV host and product developer/licensor. Peterson has made 100+ TV guest appearances on HGTV, DIY Network, PBS, TNN, The Discovery Channel and E-TV.
Kathyís designs have also been featured in numerous women's publications and celebrity Oscar Gift Bags. She is frequently quoted in a variety of newspapers and magazine such as USA Weekend, Woman's Day, Chicago Tribune, RedBook and Cosmopolitan Magazine. She is author of 5 books with her most recent book titled
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