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Tips for Decorating Your “Outdoor Room” – Part 2

Happy July and Independence Day!  Time to enjoy the beautiful weather and think about extending our living spaces to our decks and porches. One of the considerations in setting up your outdoor room is privacy. If this is one of your concerns, here are some ways you can do so.

If you’re one of those lucky homeowners whose deck or outdoor patio is protected by a wall or a fence on at least one side, you’re probably not as concerned about privacy.

If you do want to add some privacy, you can use a trellis on one or more of the other sides. For additional privacy you can plant a vine that is fast growing, on the base of the trellis. We made our own trellis with a sheet of lattice set inside a wooden frame with a T-base for ground support. To make your trellis portable, you can anchor them in a planter and move it however you want them to be placed.

If your outdoor room is protected from the weather by a roof, like the end of a deck you can forget the trellis and just hang panels of sheets, muslin or some outdoor curtains (possibly made of Sunbrella fabric, which is rather costly, but it is fairly resistant to sun damage and fading).

For a quick fix, use a staple gun to hold the sheets or material together and don’t forget to add tiebacks to use when you need to let the breeze in. If you like to sew, you can sew the seams together to make a wider panel. This is one of the best and affordable ways to create your own outdoor room that you can change every year.

Next month, I’ll give you a few more ideas for outdoor rooms.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at AGoodeStartDeco@gmail.com.  Have a wonderful month and Happy Decorating!

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