Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Space
No matter if your outdoor space is a city balcony or a sprawling acreage in the country, having a space you love is key to enjoying the short summer months. Read on for tips to add some charm and charisma to your outdoor space.
Add a variety of seating options. When looking at your space, envision the way you want to use the space and make sure you have seating that fits your vision. Looking forward to curling up with a good book? Make sure you have options with cushioning. Large gatherings in your future? Add benches and stools that can easily accommodate extras. When thinking about the seating, just remember to leave traffic lanes for people to navigate around.
Create “the spot”. Every outdoor space needs a focal point. Whether you are gathering around a fire or strategically placed to see the romantic sunset, make sure you focus on what makes your space special. Adding pops of color or small accents such as tabletop fountains or interesting art pieces can boost the appeal of smaller spaces.
Plant some pots. Containers of plants and flowers can kick-up your outdoor space quickly. Depending on the size of your space, you can go all out with large planter gardens or you can rely on creative pots to add greenery to balconies and patios. No matter what, make sure the plants you select fit with the amount of sunlight they will receive in their new location. You want them to blossom and grow throughout the season.
Plan a hideaway. With outdoor spaces comes accessories. Things like pillows and cushions will need a place to be stashed for rainy days or when the weather starts to turn cooler. Make sure you plan a place for these items to go that still allows you easy access to make your space easy to set-up when you are ready. The harder it is to grab everything you need, the less often you will want to enjoy the space you worked so hard to create. Look for waterproof, sealable containers designed specifically for this purpose at your local outdoor store.
Make it private. To make your space feel more intimate and keep out any uninvited sights or noise, think about adding some privacy features to your space. Things like lattices or hedges can shelter your space from the outside and keep you feeling serene. Look for items that enhance your space and fit with your overall theme. Sometimes just adding taller plants to your container gardens can do the trick.
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