Have you moved house recently, or have you decided that it’s time to devote time and attention to the exterior of your home? If you’re keen to create the backyard of your dreams, here are some top tips to elevate your outdoor space.
Outdoor cooking and entertaining
Many of us love to entertain, especially during the warmer months. We enjoy cooking and eating outside, inviting friends over for drinks and hanging out with our families and neighbors. If you love the idea of creating an entertaining area, there are endless options. You can choose to design a covered space or to create an al fresco dining area with an outdoor kitchen and seating. Browse products and ranges from companies like BBQGuys, look for ideas in magazines and think about the kind of aesthetic and vibe you want to recreate in your yard. From informal, laid-back styling with benches, fire pits and rustic grills to smart, contemporary trends featuring sofa sets and modern kitchens, there are options for everyone.
Outdoor lighting enables you to design a more practical and versatile outdoor space, but you can also use lights and lamps to add ambiance and enhance the aesthetic of your backyard. There is a vast range of products available to suit all budgets and tastes, and you can tailor your search to suit the style of your garden. Options range from string and festoon lights, up-lighters and oversized lanterns to spotlights and wall-mounted lamps.
Adding a seating area to your garden is a surefire way to elevate the design and create an inviting, welcoming space. You can choose from a vast array of styles, including hammocks, deck chairs, benches, beanbags, sofas, modern dining chairs, loveseats and hanging chairs depending on how you want to use your seating area and the look of your garden. Benches and sofas are ideal for socializing, while hammocks, hanging seats and beanbags are perfect for chilling out and curling up with a good book.
Plants and flowers
Plants and flowers can transform an outdoor area in an instant. Whether you have a bijou yard or a huge garden, you can use containers, flower beds, window boxes, hanging baskets, hedges, potted trees, shrubs and bushes to add vibrancy and color. When you’re looking for plants for your yard, look at planting instructions and make sure that the conditions are suitable. Some plants, for example, prefer shade while others need direct sunlight.
Accessories are brilliant for customizing your yard and creating a unique aesthetic. From lamps and lights, cushions, throws and rugs to plant pots and containers, table cloths, outdoor candles and ornaments, you can use simple touches and details to channel different themes and trends, inject color and give your garden design an edge.
Many of us are desperate to get started on interior design projects when we move house or embark upon renovation work, but sprucing up your outdoor space is also a great idea. Take these tips on board to elevate the exterior of your home and create the backyard of your dreams.