When the weather is nice, there is no better place than your backyard to entertain and relax. But if your backyard is looking a little blah, we have 10 easy ways to transform your outdoor living space into your own private oasis.
1. Install Lighting
You don’t have to hire an electrician to add ambient lighting to your patio. Hang some candlelit sconces above a table to give your dinner parties a lovely glow. You can install solar lights around your garden that require little maintenance but give maximum impact.
2. Create Different Living Areas
Creating separate areas to eat and relax is a great way to helps guests feel comfortable. Use outdoor rugs and lighting to create segments around your property that invite you to sit and stay awhile. Custom backyard furniture is perfect to define these areas.
3. Fire Pit
A fire pit is perfect for those lazy summer nights. Grab some hot dogs and s’more fixings for an easy way to build memories and have fun.
4. Potted Plants and Herbs
Overflowing containers filled with fragrant herbs do double duty on your patio. They are beautiful to look at and can be used when you’re dining outside.
5. Install a Flagstone Patio
If you need more living space, consider installing a flagstone patio. When combined with a pergola filled with trailing vines it creates the perfect spot to relax. These patios are easy to install yourself too.
6. Install a Fountain
The sound of tinkling water can be mesmerizing. It helps add to the ambiance of your oasis. There are many shapes and styles to fit the theme of your patio.
7. Add Pillows and Rugs
You can easily dress up boring patio furniture with bright colored seat cushions and pillows. Outdoor rugs are also a great way to dress up a space.
8. Install Alternative Seating
A hammock or hanging chair installed under a big tree or pergola is a great place to spend an afternoon. If you don’t have a place to hang it, you can find hammock stands that work anywhere.
9.Warm Things Up
On those chilly evenings, an outdoor heater will do the trick to keep guests feeling good. You can also drape blankets over chairs or have a basket full of them that guests can grab if they need one.
10. Don’t Forget Decor
Make your patio truly outdoor living space by bringing art and decor to it. Hang something on the columns of your patio or pergola. Fill color vases and pots to sit on tables to make guests feel at home.
Outdoor living on your patio or deck extends the square footage of your home and gives you a place to relax and unwind. Contact us to help you get started creating the backyard of your dreams.