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Nebraska Furniture Mart | May 21, 2018

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Turn Your Outdoor Space Into A Romantic Tuscan Retreat

tuscan retreat

Creating a romantic atmosphere on your patio doesn’t have to be a chore. The key is to soften up the space and keep it visually interesting. Let’s start from the ground and work our way up.

Incorporating an area rug into your outdoor living area is one of the best ways to define the space. Not only will this add comfort, color, and texture, it can also draw attention away from the wood deck you didn’t have time to stain last year or the cracked concrete patio. To produce an authentic Tuscan vibe, combine a palette of rich orange, yellow, dark green, copper, brown, almond, bronze, or black colors. You can also mix in a combination of simple and ornate dark wood, metal furniture pieces and accessories.

Various types of ambient lighting are a must in order to give your space an intimate and romantic feel. Turn off the harsh floodlights and try using a mix of candles, lanterns, torches, and string lights. The soft lighting will give your Tuscan retreat an old-world ambiance. Also, save the plastic silverware and paper plates for a park picnic. Using your everyday or special occasion dinnerware and flatware is an easy way to make any outdoor evening feel more refined and special.

If you have a pergola or gazebo, drape some affordable fabric around the beams. Nothing softens up a space and adds a touch of elegance like flowing fabric! A word to the wise: creating your Tuscan haven doesn’t have to break the bank. Our Inspiration Showcase merchandisers were able to purchase fabric from a local store for less than $100.

With these simple adjustments, you can craft your own Tuscan retreat and enjoy your summer evenings under the stars.

 

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