By LIN ELLIS
I cannot think of one person I know who does not have some kind of outdoor living space ~ be it a deck, porch, patio or courtyard. Some also have pools, spas, fountains, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces or pergolas that amp up the wow & fun factor. And, if you are Oprah, you have a tea house that is drenched in wisteria & surrounded by rose gardens ~
But even if your only outdoor space is a modest balcony or deck, you can create an outdoor “room”. Approach decorating your outdoor space with the same attention to detail that you do with your indoor rooms ~ purchase the best furniture you can afford & finish the space with interesting rugs, pillows, lighting & accessories.
Each year, the quality of outdoor products just keeps getting better & better & the offerings more unique & distinctive. Today I have rounded up for you 10 sets of string lights ~ some are electric & some are solar powered.
Lin Ellis is one of the principals of Running in Stilettos, a full-service property care, personal concierge & lifestyle management firm covering the southern Lake Norman area. Lin is passionate about art & design & started a design blog, Style is in the Details, two years ago & also writes most of the blog posts for Running in Stilettos.