Thursday, May 1, 2008
Inside Out Outdoor Living Rooms
I really hate the whole trend of outdoor living rooms. Now you can buy entire sets of furniture and lamps made just for outside. Then add a tent like gazebo thingee to put over the outdoor living room furniture, a TV set, and a ceiling fan. Decor TV shows feature crazy ass people making entire elaborate and expensive outdoor kitchens. People are dragging beds outside.
Remember when it was poor and trashy to have a couch on the porch?
Outdoor furniture used to be a couple of folding chairs, maybe a picnic table, and a grill.
Or a rocking chair on the porch.
And a clothesline (which I still use thank you very much).
I have been reading about places where they ban couches on porches, and clotheslines HERE
With fancy washers and dryers (with top energy saving technology) going for around $1000., and electric bills going sky high, how crazy ass is it to ban a clothesline in some priggy gated community?
Yet the hideous matchy matchy entire rooms-to-go outdoor furniture craze is thought to be some kind of design badge of honor. Do we have so much money that we can now decorate the space outside of the house too? People go into your house and use the damn living room furniture you already have.