It Doesn't Take Too Much to Brighten up an Outdoor Space
Jun 29, 2012 4:16:39 PM
It doesn’t take much to brighten up an outdoor space/garden. Just a little thought, planning and execution can transform your place and provide a real atmosphere. From outdoor furniture to a new paint job, a few small tweaks here and there can provide a major difference,
When people put so much time, effort and energy into planning and maintaining the inside of their house, often the outdoors get left behind. But with a bit of work here and there, you can have something that is quite special. This will allow you to enjoy the outdoors.
First and foremost is some garden and patio furniture. Finding the right pieces can provide an atmosphere that is inviting and warm. You should begin the quest for the right furniture by searching for a material that will work with the vibe of the area. It could be wood, metal or plastic.
You also need to factor in that the furniture could be sitting outside and exposed to the elements. Should this be the case, you want something that is going to hold up and not get too easily damaged by rain and wind.
Obviously you have to work around a budget but the reality of the situation is that you can buy some amazing things that are cheap and some awful pieces that are expensive. So look around and find something that besides looking good is also cost-effective. You will want something that is going to blend with the existing color scheme so bear this in mind.
It’s amazing how some small things can have such a major impact. Something like a hammock can create a special vibe where people just want to relax and chill. If you have young kids, a trampoline could prove a real focal point.
Pieces of art work such as sculpture have the ability to attract the eye and be a real conversation starter. Lamps can look good and will also provide light.
In terms of furniture that is going to be good at being resilient to the elements you have teak and wrought iron.
Don’t be afraid to use color. You can have colorful pillows, cushions and furniture in order to create a fun and relaxing aesthetic.
One mistake people make is to only worry about the day. You want quality lighting so that your fun can continue once the sun goes down, especially in summer. Buy some decent lighting so that you can still entertain once it’s dark. You don’t want the mood to be dampened because the light isn’t that good.
If you are outside, you have the option of using plants and trees to create a vibe. Flowers and plants can contribute to a setting that makes people comfortable. On top of this, trees that are going to provide shade are going to be valuable especially in the summer. What isn’t good is a lot of leaves all over the ground, so you may want to avoid trees that are going to shed leaves everywhere.
Outside you may have to choose between grass, concrete, tiles or some other flooring? You could pave it and use some paving paint. What you go for depends on the rest of the area. There are pros and cons to each of the options so it depends on your circumstances.
Painting the walls never fails to hurt. Feel free to give the paint job a bit of a touch up.
Many people forget about the outdoors and the area is neglected. You can make it something special with just a bit of time and effort.
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