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Design Ideas to Bring Outdoor Space to Life

If you’re lucky enough to live in a house with a yard, you should definitely make the most of the outdoor space that you have. After all, the moments you get to relax and unwind after a long day in your own natural oasis surrounded by fresh air and greenery are very precious and beneficial. But what if you’re not satisfied with the look of your outdoor space? Well, do something about it, of course! Don’t be scared – pro design tips to bring your outdoor space to life don’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg.

Cleaning, trimming and declutter

In order to create a pleasant atmosphere in your yard as well as your patio/deck area if you have one, you need to get rid of dirt, junk and weeds. That said, don’t be lazy and go through your tools and equipment that may be cluttering your outdoor space. Get rid of the junk and things you never tend to use, and store away the rest. This will leave room for proper cleaning. Use a pressure hose to clean your garden path, driveway and patio area. Also, if you have outdoor furniture, give these a thorough clean-up, too. Once you’re done with cleaning, mow your lawn, remove the weeds from your garden and trim the trees, hedges and shrubbery. This will create a clean slate for you to work on.

Effective paintwork

You wouldn’t believe just how poorly bad paintwork can affect you. The same goes for your outdoor space. If you think that your house exterior could use with a bit of cleaning and freshening up, don’t hesitate to take up this project. But, most importantly, repaint your fence and other outdoor structures so that they perfectly match your house exterior and the general feel and look you wish to achieve.

Work on your lounging area

So, what if you don’t actually have a patio/deck area in your yard? Some people don’t let this stop them as it’s more than enough to place outdoor furniture in your yard and voila – you have a place to lounge in the open air. But if you really want a proper surface, you can easily create a patio simply by pouring concrete in the designated space or using decorative floor tiles. It’s possible to DIY a deck as well if you have the skill, but in this case, it would be better to get a professional to help you.

Introduce decorative elements

If you wish to truly enjoy your outdoor space, you need to find it aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. And unless you already have proper outdoor sofas, typical outdoor furniture could use some sprucing up. That said, don’t hesitate to use colourful and decorative cushions and throws for the seating area as well as interesting table cloths. Patio umbrellas and gazebos can also make this area more inviting, and they’re a more budget-friendly option compared to pergolas and actual covers. Don’t hesitate to add more oomph to this space with a modern outdoor rug that’s easily washable and good for your indoor space as well, which is very practical when the weather is not as nice.

Add more plants

In case you dislike the fact that you don’t actually have that much greenery in your yard, you can easily get more plants, flowers and decorative shrubbery. Obviously, you can get a professional landscaper to help you, but you can also do this on your own. You don’t have to start from the seeds as there are plenty of plants and flowers to buy for quick replanting. If you’re not too keen on things turning messy, you can use decorative planters and pots to bring in more nature to your outdoor space and add your own personal touch at the same time. Keep in mind that climbing plants can look especially effective if your walls or fence feel too plain.

If you feel creative, don’t hesitate to try out as many projects for your outdoor space as you can think of. Water features, elaborate gardens, extravagant decks, statues, swings, etc. can all bring this area to life. However, always consider the size of your yard and your budget before you start something. After all, you don’t want any unfinished projects to spoil the look and feel of your outdoor space again.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has three daughters, ages 16,13,7 and a son who is 4. They currently reside in Texas.

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