With summer on our heels, you and your family are going to be spending a lot more time outside. After a long winter, your patio or outdoor space may feel a bit weathered down. What better reason to spruce it up and bring it back to life?
Being outdoors is not only healthy for your mind but also for your body. With the cold weather, you tend to spend more time inside, so seeing your outdoor space now may have you overwhelmed if you haven't had the time or energy to even look at it since the last summer.
Even the smallest change to your outdoor space can create a big impact and won’t require you to put in a lot of energy (or money for that matter).
Here are some easy ways to bring a new look to your space:
Adding extra outdoor lighting gives your space an instant glow-up. You can choose from lanterns that are set on the ground to string lights that are hung overhead. Regardless of what type of lighting you choose, it's sure to provide you with a more intimate and relaxing atmosphere.
Make sure that you look for shatterproof bulbs while using outdoor lighting.
Not only does a water feature bring a sense of relaxation to your space, but it helps in reducing noise pollution. Your outdoor space should be an escape for you, not just a place for hosting or playing. An added water feature will bring you that sense of comfort, ultimately soothing your mind.
Just like the water feature, having a fireplace in the middle of your outdoor space can help add additional comfort. Many would say that curling up on a couch, relaxing by a fire while looking at the stars is the definition of relaxation after a long day. Plus, it can be used to make some delicious smores when you’re craving something sweet.
By adding little accessories to your space, like a rug or some pillows, you can incorporate your indoor color décor with your outdoor! Whether it’s bold or subtle hints of the same colors, it can be nice to have the colors flow from one spot of the house to the next.
If you are already a big gardener and have plants in or near your outdoor space, you could try sprucing it up with more colorful plants or flowers. If you live in a city or are just starting off with a blank canvas, adding green can really bring your outdoor space to life.
And don’t forget to incorporate a little pizzazz with some fun and interesting pots!