Most people tend to focus on their inside space when decorating their home. And it makes sense as that is the place where we spend most of our time as a family, right? But why do we neglect the outside? I think when people first approach your house, the first thing they will see is the front garden. This is the first impression they have of what awaits them; surely, it should be more important than anything else! Do you agree?
In the back garden, you can create a real haven of calm and somewhere to spend time with friends and family during the summer, so why not treat it to a much-needed freshen up this spring? Here are just a handful of ways you can go about it:
1. ADD SOME FURNITURE
First things first, let’s turn our back garden into somewhere we can relax and unwind, and that means getting comfortable! Look out for bargains on some plush, outdoor sofas, large parasols and cool dining tables. Right now, the weather is just starting to warm up, so you want to be able to make the most of those first rays of sunshine, as well as the last of those warm evenings in the milder summer months. You can pick up some ceramic outdoor heaters that will blend seamlessly into the natural environment, whether electrical or wood-burning, enabling you to stay outside long after the embers of the barbeque have faded.
2. CREATE A LIGHTING FEATURE
Outdoor lighting is usually installed as a valuable safety precaution, but it can also be used to create a romantic mood. Buy outdoor fairy lights to string around your fences or climbing planters, or you could buy brickwork lights, where you remove certain bricks all the way along a wall and replace it with a transparent brick for lighting. This is a much more stylish look and can be used at the front to create a pathway for guests.
3. ADD SOME PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
You can create a beautiful outside space, but it somehow still feels like a showroom until you add something a little more personal. One of the latest trends these days is to opt for HD metal photo prints from companies like Hello Canvas, who will print any family photograph onto a thin aluminium sheet, which is scratch-resistant and waterproof. This is perfect for when the weather outside is a little more frightful than delightful, as they hold up in most weather conditions.
4. WHAT ABOUT A WATER FEATURE?
Finally, have you thought about adding a water feature to your garden? Not only will the sound of running water help you to de-stress, but should you ever come to sell your property, water features and well-maintained outside spaces have been known to add value to a home, as more and more people look for the wow-factor in their dream house. Depending on the size of your property, this could be a simple water fountain or a more elaborate pond with fish and exotic plant life spaced around it.
Are you thinking of making some changes to your outdoor space? How did you revamp your outdoor space? Do you have any more ideas to add to these?
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