How do you prefer your outdoor living? Are you the traditional type or do you like the eclectic style more? Do you like the eccentric blues and yellows or do you prefer the somber red and earthy green hues? Do you like smooth exteriors or the textured lot?
Keeping all these things in mind is necessary to come up with the best arbor to suit your needs and your personality. If you need a more contemporary look you can go in for the shiny surfaces and simple fabrics. But if you are looking for the old world charm, then you should pick the natural stony hues for your arbors in the outdoor living area.
The type of furniture also goes a long way to give character to your living area. Although fusion may be the in thing, overdoing it can lead to a total massacre of your arbor. So mix and match-but with care. Therefore, to have a helping hand, somebody to fall back upon while you are at it is a good idea.
Next are the pictures and other pieces of décor. Choose things to match the color and style of your outdoor living area. But at the same time remember to use material which can take the wear and tear of the outdoor weather. Materials such as stone, bricks and metal articles are likely to outlast those made of paper mache.
If you are choosing metal article, one thing to be taken into consideration is the weight of the articles. If these are too heavy, moving them in future can pose problems. Therefore, select wrought iron products which are comparatively lighter but equally beautiful and durable.
Your arbors are an extension of your home. So while choosing the style, you can either give it a completely other world effect or you can blend it with the rest of your house. Whatever you do, remember, although it can be expensive, it will ultimately add to the overall value of your home- both economically and aesthetically. Enjoy your creation!