As the days get brighter and warmer, it won’t be long before the winter snow is a distant memory and we can look forward to long summer days spent outdoors. Summer is the perfect season to entertain guests, but after a long hard winter your outdoor space may require a little bit of TLC. Are you looking to update your outdoor space and give it a ‘wow’ factor this summer? Here are our 3 top tips to improve your outdoor space and impress your guests!
1) Include a focal point Having a focal point that draws the eye, like a piece of furniture or art, is a great idea. It gives the eye something to land on straight away, and you can select the rest of your accents and furnishings to support the piece you have chosen. A pond could work well, as could your outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Make sure you arrange your furniture in a way that adds to the focal point you have chosen. Get creative!
2) Boost visual appeal Make sure you boost visual appeal using things like water features, sculptures, and other accents. They can make your outdoor area feel far more interesting, and you don’t have to spend a fortune, either. Checking out thrift stores and flea markets can help to give you more visual appeal without spending a lot of money. Include colours and patterns that you love, as well as a lot of beautiful texture with your plants and materials!
3) Add a pop of colour While you may like to keep colours neutral indoors, when designing your outdoor space you can be as loud and colourful as you like! Summer is the best season to introduce colour into your life, especially outdoors. There is a reason that birds, bees and butterflies are attracted to beautiful colourful flowers – not only do they look great, but that also smell fantastic and will cheer you up if you’re having a bad day. You can add colour with flowering plants, planters, a patterned outdoor rug, or bright throws and cushions.
Ready to get started turning your outdoor space into your perfect paradise? Give us a call today! At My Outdoor Living, we will work within your budget to help bring your vision to reality without breaking the bank.