Patio Ideas for Chic Summer Style

Patio Ideas for Chic Summer Style | Decorating Files | #patio #outdoorliving #outdoorspace

In the summer, your patio becomes one of your most important living spaces. A lot of dining and entertaining happens out there, so you want it to look stylish and inviting. There are so many variations of furniture and decor that it is best to evaluate your needs before you make any major decisions. Think about how […]

Front Porch Ideas That Say “Welcome”

Front Porch Ideas that Say “Welcome” | Decorating Files | #frontporch #curbappeal

A front porch possesses a special kind of charm. When you see a home with a front porch, it instantly appears more inviting. They are a great asset to have because a lot of people are attracted to the look they bring to the curb appeal of a home. My favorite thing about them is the extra […]

Outdoor Dining Rooms for Inspired Alfresco Entertaining

Outdoor Dining Rooms for Inspired Alfresco Entertaining | Decorating Files | #outdoordiningrooms #outdoorspaces

I love dining outdoors. Or to say it the fancy way, alfresco. There is nothing quite like enjoying the fresh air while you’re dining with a great group of people. Recently, we decided to update our porch so of course I was looking everywhere for inspiration. Along the way I found a lot of amazing ideas. One […]

DIY Outdoor Projects to Celebrate Summer

DIY Outdoor Projects to Celebrate Summer | Decorating Files | #diyoutdoorprojects #diy #outdoorprojects #outdoorliving #outdoorentertaining

Summer may be just around the corner on the calendar, but here in Florida it’s been in full force for some time now. And summer decorating has been on my mind since my first dip in the pool. We spend a lot of hours entertaining, relaxing, and just having fun on our porch. Since it’s a […]

Outdoor Spaces: Ideas for Accessorizing Patios and Porches

Outdoor Spaces: Ideas for Accessorizing Patios and Porches | Decorating Files | #outdoorspaces #patio #porch

One of my favorite rooms in the house isn’t actually inside the house at all. Living in Florida, I love to spend as much time outdoors as I can. Though it does get pretty hot in the summer months, some well-placed fans and plenty of shade help solve that dilemma so we can still enjoy the fresh […]

Outdoor Spaces: 10 Ideas for Creating Privacy

Outdoor Spaces: 10 Ideas for Creating Privacy | Decorating Files | #outdoorprivacy #outdoorspaces #patio

One of the most coveted features of an outdoor space is privacy. While not all homes are already set up with ultimate privacy, thankfully there are plenty of ways to add it. There are options for every budget and size of space that don’t compromise on style. When making a choice for privacy, consider the […]

10 Design Ideas for an Outdoor Fire Pit

10 Design Ideas for an Outdoor Fire Pit | Decorating Files | DecoratingFiles.com

With fall in full-swing and temperatures cooling off, it’s the best time of year to have a fire pit. Not only do they serve to add warmth to an outdoor space, but they also bring a lot of style to it, too. There are a range of cool options out there, from the inexpensive to the […]

Outdoor Showers: Fun Ideas for Fresh-Air Clean

Outdoor Showers: Fun Ideas for Fresh-Air Clean | Decorating Files | decoratingfiles.com

Outdoor showers are a favored luxury home feature that aren’t as out of reach as one might expect. There are inexpensive options that hook right up to your garden hose and make this great feature accessible to many budgets. Outdoor showers are not just for beach houses for washing the sand off of you; they […]

Outdoor Kitchen Design Tips & 25 Inspiring Photos

Outdoor Kitchen Design Tips & 25 Inspiring Photos | Decorating Files | decoratingfiles.com

Outdoor kitchens are one of the hottest home remodeling projects. I love working with clients on kitchens.  I’ve shared some beautiful indoor kitchens here on the blog; I thought it was time to focus on some wonderful outdoor kitchens. Whether you want a kitchen fit for the gourmet or a simple corner of your patio set up […]

Porch Decorating Ideas: Creating a Fabulous Space

Porch Decorating Ideas: Decorate a covered porch with the same attention to detail as you would any indoor room.

My husband and I love to spend time on our porch. It’s our spot to relax and get caught up on each other’s day. There’s something about the cool evening breezes that help to rejuvenate us. Not to mention the calming influence of our porch swing. With the weather being so beautiful lately, I was […]