Like our homes, our gardens need care and attention to reach their full potential. Whether you have a small balcony, a spacious decking area, or a large garden, your outdoor space can have a significant impact not only on the value of your home but also on your physical and mental health. In this blog post, we'll explore some simple ways to elevate your outdoor living space, improving how it looks and more importantly how it makes you feel.
1. Personalise Your Space
Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home, so make it personal. Add decorative accents like throw pillows, outdoor rugs and outdoor mirrors to create a space that is uniquely yours. Consider incorporating items that have special meaning to you, such as items collected on travels or made by your children, to make your outdoor space truly personal and special.
2. Invest in Lighting and Shade
Lighting can help create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your outdoor living space after the sun sets. Consider adding fairy lights, lanterns and outdoor lamps to create a cozy and inviting ambiance. And if you plan to use your outdoor space into the evening hours, be sure to include enough lighting to make it safe and enjoyable. Shade is also an important element of an enjoyable outdoor space. Pergolas, parasols and strategically placed plants and trees prolong the hours you spend outside on those hot and sunny summer days (a girl can dream...).
3. Create a Focal Point
Having a focal point in your outdoor living space will draw the eye and create a sense of purpose. This could be a beautiful water feature, a fire pit, or even a unique piece of furniture. Choose a focal point that fits your style and enhances the overall look and feel of your outdoor space. A gas fire pit table is the perfect centrepiece to your outdoor dining area. Flames give us a calming focus of attention, even helping lower blood pressure!
4. Add Your Ideal Mix of Plants
For those of us with a balcony or decking area, bringing nature into your outdoor living space will create a sense of tranquility and help you feel connected to the outdoors. Consider adding potted plants, hanging baskets, or a small herb garden to your outdoor space. Not only will greenery add to the overall beauty of your space, but it will also help clear the mind and improve how you feel in your space. If you already have a garden, think about how you can add plants and flowers that elevate your mood. What colours make you feel grounded and peaceful? What smells make you feel happy and evoke great memories?
5. Invest in The Perfect Garden Furniture
Comfortable furniture is essential for creating an inviting outdoor living space. Look for pieces that are weather-resistant and easy to clean, so you can enjoy your outdoor space without worrying about maintenance. Deep-filled cushions ensure you can feel as comfortable spending time on your outdoor furniture as you do on your living room sofa.
In conclusion, elevating your outdoor living space is a great way to extend your living area and create a place you'll love spending time in. With the personal touches, lighting, focal points, plants, and garden furniture, you can create an outdoor oasis that is both beautiful and functional. So why not start planning your outdoor living space today and enjoy the beauty of nature right outside your door!