Colorful And Cozy Outdoor Spaces April 24 2013, 0 Comments

The warm weather is here and our backyards are calling us to turn them into a special place to unwind, relax and entertain friends and family.  Unwinding and relaxing on long summer days is a distant memory for my husband and I now that we have a two year old son to chase after, but our little guy is having such a great time so it's all good.  Whether your outdoor space is grand, small or microscopic, bringing in a few touches of vibrant color and cozy accessories will make it your new favorite place for the summer.  Here are some colorful outdoor spaces made cozy with a few simple touches.

 

This gorgeous wrought iron arbor with a grapevine canopy provides shade while relaxing poolside.  via Better Homes & Gardens.

 

 

This cozy porch is great for outdoor entertaining with defined dining and seating areas.  via Traditional Home.

 

 

A bohemian style gazebo is so chic with outdoor rugs and hanging lanterns.  via That Bohemian Girl.

 

 

Eclectic style is injected into this patio area with colorful patterns and textures.  The log slab table top pulls it together.  via Style By Emily Henderson.

 

 

City dwellers can have their own slice of paradise.  Two wooden crates on their sides create a custom bench brought to life with colorful pillows, a cozy throw, an outdoor rug and potted plants.  via Salad Eyes.

 

 

    A simple porch swing with great pillows turns this quiet end of a porch into a favorite outdoor spot.   via House Beautiful.