You probably spend a lot of time and resources on the interior design of your home. However, many homeowners don’t know that they have just as many outdoor decor and design options.

  • When choosing decor for the exterior of the home, several factors must be considered.
  • Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses can help you with everything from design to furnishing and accessories.

Your choices for the exterior of your home make a big difference in curb appeal, which is especially important if you’re considering selling your home. There are more factors to consider than paint colors and shutters. Here are a few things to consider when you’re designing your ideal exterior living area.

How’s the Weather?

Some New England locations have brutally cold winters with several feet of ice and snow. If that sounds like your neighborhood, you probably won’t spend much time outdoors during those months. Instead, you can focus on designing space to accommodate warmer days and nights. A fire pit is an excellent choice for making smores and spending time with friends and family. You may want to choose exterior home chairs and outdoor sofas with cushions in spring and summer decor colors since that’s when they’ll be on display most often.

How Do You Spend Your Time Outdoors?

No matter how good it looks, it’s time for some new home exterior design ideas if your outdoor living space doesn’t suit the way you want to use it. Families with young children may want to go with minimalist furniture to keep the lawn open for running and playing. If you love to entertain, consider an outdoor dining set with plenty of seating for friends and neighbors. If your patio is your place to enjoy some quiet time with a good book, choose a big comfy chair in a nice shaded area of the lawn.

How Much Space Do You Have?

Just as your indoor style must fit your rooms, your design plan for the outdoors must consider how much space you have. For example, if you have a big front porch on your house exterior but not much green space, you may want to make the porch decor your focal point. Adirondack chairs come in a variety of colors to compliment your home's exterior style. If you have large areas of shade around your home, you could design your seating to take full advantage. If most of the outdoor space around your home is open to the sun, a lovely table and umbrella set might be ideal for your home.

Remember that even if you don’t have much room, you don’t have to go with traditional outdoor home furniture. You have many options, including porch rockers, banquettes, and outdoor rugs to dress up your exterior space. In and out rugs come in various colors and patterns to coordinate with your home’s style. Ottomans, side tables, and end tables make lovely home exterior accent pieces.

How Can Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses Help?

For almost 100 years, Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses has helped families in the New England area decorate the interior and exterior of their homes. We offer a full line of furniture and mattresses to bring your home interior and exterior design ideas to reality. Whether you know exactly what you want or don’t know where to start, our friendly and professional team can help. We even have expert design and home decorating services available over the phone, in your home, or in our showrooms. Contact us today to get started on bringing your vision for your home to life.