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Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Collage to Live By

Want a fun, creative January task that requires kicking back with some magazines and a glue stick? Let’s make a dream collage of your outdoor space. As Bo Bennett puts it simply, “A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album.”

Are you game? Besides the glue stick and those glossy images, all you’ll need is a large poster board and scissors. The rest is imagination and creativity. Now we don’t want to create nightmares so let’s keep within reality.

For an outdoor living space, think of it the same as you would decorating an interior room. This collage helps with color, texture, materials, furnishings and accent pieces. Once a vision is compiled, there is still a mathematical equation and it’s not just budgetary. You have to design the space. In many cases it requires measurements, grading and accounting for site-specific conditions. You can quickly determine if you have a do-it-yourself project in part or in whole or if consulting with a professional brings your vision to fruition.

So if you picture a beautiful outdoor living space, create your future photo album first. Start with a dream collage to solidify your outdoor goals. And remember, January is a great month to plan!

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