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Midday Muse: Indoor Furniture Outdoors

CitizenSugar recently wrote about a Nebraska town that passed a law banning indoor furniture from being used outside, likely initiated by town members who were up in arms about a large population of college students picking up the habit. Personally, I think in some cases using indoor furniture outdoors can be a favorable, aesthetically-pleasing design choice, and I've even suggested it before. But, obviously, unless it's weatherproofed, upholstery will not stay in fine form for long when used outdoors. Ratty vintage couches run rampant in the homes of college students and can make the neighborhood look untidy, so much like the Gray Ghost's opposition to graffiti in New Orleans, I can understand why townspeople would be disapprove. But, personally, I don't think it should be up to my neighbors to choose how I decorate my home, especially if I can't afford to buy genuine outdoor furniture. What are your thoughts on this? Are you against indoor furniture outdoors? Do you think it can add personal style or a relaxed vibe? Are there any types of indoor furniture that you like to see or actually use outdoors? Would you be bothered by this law if were it enacted in your town? Tell me by commenting below!

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