In terms of sprucing up your home decorations or conducting home renovations, most homeowners only focus on their interiors and overlook their outdoor space. But the thing is, decorating and sprucing up your outdoor space can also significantly impact your home’s overall aesthetic and ambiance. Aside from your living room, you can utilize your outdoor space as a comfy and inviting place to lounge or invite your guests over for intimate gatherings.
Whether you have a small yard, a sprawling patio, or an empty backyard, there are many ways you can take advantage of your outdoor space. Don’t worry, as an outdoor space makeover isn’t always about taking on large projects like adding a swimming pool, or spending a ridiculous fortune.
To start, explore these eight unique ways to elevate your outdoor space to the next level, and be the center of attraction in your neighborhood.
Add More Shade
If you have an empty backyard, think of it as an empty canvas, which means you’re free to let your imagination decide how to upgrade your outdoor space. You can start by adding shade first before putting some outdoor furniture.
If you don’t have a roofed balcony or patio, you can install retractable awnings to protect you from the rain or sun whenever you’re lounging outdoors. What’s more, retractable awnings are foldable, which means you can fold them whenever you’re in the mood to go sunbathing in your backyard.
Incorporate Outdoor Furniture
Now that you have shade, you can bring some of your furniture outdoors. Or you can invest in new ones. Go for furniture pieces designed for outdoor areas, which means they can withstand rain or sunshine. Moreover, it’s also a good idea to invest in furniture that matches the ones you have in the living room. This way, your interior and exterior decoration can still smoothly complement each other, and create a seamless look.
Install A Swing
Another unique seating option to place in your outdoor space is a swing. You can choose to hang it somewhere in the middle of your garden so you can bask under the sun while enjoying a good book. On the other hand, you can hang it on your porch to protect yourself from the sun and rain.
Install Outdoor Lights
While your outdoor space may look vibrant and welcoming during the day, how about during nighttime? With that in mind, it’s a good idea to install outdoor lights in your patio or backyard to keep your outdoor space vibrant and bright even at night.
Imagine having string lights or hanging lamp shades surrounding your outdoor space as you and your family are having an outdoor dinner, or lounging outside for stargazing. If you want, you can use these outdoor lights (e.g., lanterns and torches) as a border for a soft glow.
Add An Outdoor Rug
If your deck or patio is starting to look dull and empty, adding an eye-catching and vibrant outdoor rug can easily spruce it up. Go for an outdoor rug that’s wide enough to cover most of the floor. Moreover, make sure its design or color will go well with your current outdoor décor or living room aesthetic. An outdoor rug is a surefire way to refresh your outdoor space without doing any renovation.
Build A Daybed
Are you looking for a unique outdoor lounging option? Why not build or buy a daybed? A daybed is similar to a hammock, but it can have a swinging bed perfect for outdoor naps, reading, or entertainment. An outdoor daybed can be an ideal centerpiece between your outdoor rugs and other seating options.
Add A Fire Pit
Another way to elevate your outdoor space and bring in more coziness is by adding a fire pit. Regardless of what type of fire pit you get, they can all provide light and warmth to you and your family as you bundle up around the fire during a starry night. You can either DIY (do-it-yourself) your fire pit, or make it easier by buying a fire pit table. Firepit tables are very easy to maintain and clean. And you can quickly adjust the flames whenever needed.
Build A Tree House
For homeowners whose backyards are rich with tall and large trees, they can use the trees as foundation for a treehouse instead of cutting them down. Treehouses are not only meant for kids to play in as they can also be a perfect spot for the adults to lounge in and relax during the summer. If not a treehouse, you can simply build a banister around it and use it as a lookout deck.
Whether you’re working on an empty backyard or adding new decorations to your existing outdoor area, these unique ways can help elevate and improve your outdoor space. Once you’ve decided to add one or more of these ideas, you may contact your landscaper, or DIY your ideas and bring them to life.