Autumn is on the way and there is no better time than now to take advantage of the last few weeks of summer by learning to manage your outdoor space effectively. We have compiled this list of fantastic ideas to help you along the way and design the outdoor space you have always wanted! Whether you are looking to enhance the design you have with some fresh new ideas or even if your space needs a complete outdoor makeover, read on my friend – we have the answers for you right here…
Dinner for two…or more
Create beautiful ambiance with a private dining area covered by a trellis. Add some string lighting to bump up the romance factor and feel like you are dining under the stars. String lights are a very affordable way to add that little something extra to your outdoor space that will easily lift it to a whole new level. If you do not have an outdoor dining area already, they are a relatively easy addition to a previously unused space. Incorporate stone pavers and gravel for the flooring for an easily maintainable area.
Enhance your patio with vines to filter the sunlight and add a wonderful touch of greenery to a cosy corner. If your patio space is small, mirrors can be a great addition to add some much-needed depth. Comfortable cushions are a must, regardless of your choice in seating. Built-in seats can be a useful addition if your space is a predefined size. Choose materials that are simple to maintain and manage like bamboo, wicker, cane, wood, or metal.
If you are looking for an efficient way to jazz up your outdoor space, then an outdoor fountain should definitely be on your to-do list! These concrete masterpieces are available in all shapes and sizes depending on the space available and style that appeals to you. Wall fountains are a stunning way to add function to beautiful form, from simple and modern designs to intricate and embellished. Check out these from OutdoorArtPros.com, they have wall fountains for every style.
Experiment with Colours
Use what you have available in your outdoor space to easily make the most of the area. If you are lucky enough to have a big tree in your backyard, use it to your advantage. The gorgeous green colour looks fantastic against the contrast of darker metals, organic woods or neutral concrete and the shade provided is much needed in summer heat. A sunken firepit surrounded by chairs of your choice is an enhancement that can be enjoyed with family and friends for years to come without needing much maintenance at all.
Another easy addition to your outdoor spaces is large boulders, smooth stones, or pebbles for a fuss-free addition to your space that will look great regardless of the season and requires extremely low maintenance. Some of the most effective changes can come from the simplest additions or enhancements. Use your imagination and plan to use the last few weeks of summer wisely, you will thank us later!