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Five tips to create the perfect outdoor living space

June 1st, 2020 by  Jordan Ocampo in Features

Most new homeowners focus on beautifying their home indoor space with little attention paid to outdoor living space. That’s understandable when you’re only starting to build a home and on a tight budget but there’s no denying that a home feels incomplete without a properly designed outdoor living space.

Outdoor spaces connect us to the earth. It grounds us and makes us feel centered especially in times when things in our life happen so fast. Spending time outdoors has several benefits to counteract living a busy life. It gives us a taste of nature without having to leave home if we don’t have the time to travel or go on hikes.  A sunny outdoor space where you can sip iced tea, read a good book, or simply do nothing for hours to help clear our mind.

Here are a few tips that can give you that serene and stylish backyard that most of us dream of.

1. Custom Fire Pit
These beautiful, open pit, outdoor fireplaces are a great way to hang out and relax with family or friends. Just imagine gathering around a fire, toasting marshmallows, and sharing stories- – what could be homier than that? These could range from a simple cast-iron to one stylishly made of stone. The cost could be as low as hundreds to several thousand dollars depending on preference.

2. Choose Outdoor Furniture Suitable for the Outdoors and Seasons
The patio or backyard is exposed to the elements so choose furniture that is durable and will resist weathering for a long time. It depends on the climate where you’re at. If the weather is sunny most times, consider getting an umbrella or a contemporary shade structure to protect yourself from the scorching sun.

3. Add a Rug as a Focal Point
Adding a large rug to an outdoor space has the effect of making it cozier and also spruce up an outdoor space. Choose an area rug that’s designed to not soak up moisture so they can be easily dried.

 4. Canopied Daybed
Gift yourself with a shady spot outside where you can snooze on a comfy pillow. Preferably, it should have a functional design as well as usable for both day and night. You can use it for sunbathing and for seating guests in the evening.

5. Incorporate Plenty of Greenery
Even if you live in the city and don’t have a spectacular view, you can still make your porch a part of nature. Fill it with plenty of potted plants or grow vines that can survive and thrive on walls.

These are five of the many different ways you can decorate an outdoor space. Having a well-designed and unique yard can enrich your outdoor living space. As a homeowner, keep in mind that creating a stylish and relaxing porch can greatly increase the value and appeal of your home and also provide a beautiful spot for your family and friends to enjoy.