Outdoor Design Concepts & Tips


John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we also are exceptional at designing exterior spaces to make the most of your outdoor living space. Today we are talking about design concepts outdoors and how to make it feel just as comfortable and homey as the interior of your house. Keep reading to learn more! 

Make Outside and Extension of the Inside

Your interior design is something that you fell in love with and spent time and/or money adding to your home. This is a great place to start when thinking about how to decorate your outdoor space as well. If you are someone that loves a rustic design aesthetic, then sleek and modern patio furniture will likely clash with your home and leave you disappointed. Look around your home and take stock of the fabrics, colors, and design styles that you tend to gravitate toward. Then you can take those and modify them to fit in an outdoor space, and voila! You have a beautiful outdoor design that feels like a natural extension of your home. 

Embrace Nature

Another great place to start when designing an outdoor space is with the outdoors! Using natural materials and colors can make your design blend in a harmonious way with the surroundings. Use stone, natural wood materials with exposed grain, color variations of green, brown, and tan, etc. This can also help your space feel more serene and natural when you don't want to feel like you're inside.  


Furniture that Fits Your Lifestyle

As you choose outdoor furniture, keep in mind how it will be used the most often. It can be easy to fall in love with a piece on the sales floor, only to realize that it doesn't accommodate your typical use of the outdoor space. For example, a large L-shaped couch piece may look amazing in the store. But, when you get it home, it may not fit on your deck or patio very well. Or you may simply not have use for that much seating, which would then be taking up too much wasted space. Think about how you like to spend your evenings. Do you and your significant other enjoy being alone and watching the sunset over the Lake? Do you have groups of ten or more over to the house every weekend? Or are you somewhere in between? Arrange your furniture accordingly, so you don't always feel the need to shuffle furniture every time you use it.

Professional Design at the Lake of the Ozarks

No matter how you choose to design your new outdoor space, give John Elliott Interiors a call for our expert help and great furniture selection. We are the best design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help design a home - interior and exterior - that you love for years to come!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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