Spring is just around the corner and I can't wait to spend every free moment outdoors. This is the perfect time to spruce up your backyard or porch and make it your second living room. Creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere with your outdoor space can be easy with just a few pieces of furniture and some funky pieces of art. It's time to get inspired with antique and vintage finds to create the outdoor space you have always wanted. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Using a large-scale piece like the antique weathervane shown above adds character to a large outdor space.
Black-enamel mid-century fireplace: from Surfing Cowboys
Outdoor fireplaces not only keep you warm but create a cozy atmosphere for you and guests. I also like to hang up mirrors to give more depth to a small space. Use large framed mirrors for a more dramatic effect and if they are a little distressed, even better.
Where to Shop:
- Le Garage Home and Garden in Redondo Beach has a great selection on outdoor furniture and accessories. You can also buy directly from their website: www.legaragehomeandgarden.com Find them on our Long Beach and South Bay Map.
- Surfing Cowboys in Venice Beach has outdoor fireplaces and fun pieces to decorate indoors and outdoors. See theLA Shopper's Map.
- Dazzles in Palm Springs has the best selection of mid-century modern outdoor furniture. See the Palm Springs Shopper's Map to find their store.