Many people have a backyard or patio, but they have no idea what to do with it. My problem is having too many ideas on what to do with it, and not being able to decide on one! Whatever your dilemma – don’t let this space go to waste!
Your outdoor living space should be as comfortable and welcoming as the rooms inside your house. Take some time to create the ideal outdoor atmosphere for you and your family. Explore some of the following tips to help you get your outdoor space into shape.
Craft a Fairy Garden
Sometimes, your outdoor space needs a little magic. Make your own fairy garden to add that dose of wonder that you’ve been missing. The great feature about fairy gardens is that they can be as big or small as you’d like. Even a ceramic pot would give you ample room to experiment. To help you get started, try planting low-growing bushes or shrubs, painting a few rocks, and adding a little birdhouse for your fairy visitors.
Include a Bar Area
If you have a window that overlooks your outdoor space, consider transforming it into a bar area by installing a serving ledge under the window and placing a few bar stools in front of it. You can hang an awning to provide some shade and dress up the window.
A bar area is particularly useful if you love hosting parties but don’t always want your guests to track in and out of the kitchen. They’ll love the fun setup, and you’ll enjoy keeping your space private.
Add Some Light
You may be thinking that you don’t need to add light because you’re already outside. You’d be surprised by how much a little extra light can transform a space. Strings of lights aren’t for the holidays only. They’re ideal to place around the edges of your outdoor area to create an intimate environment when the sun goes down.
Firepits are also a great option to add some light, and they make a nice focal point for your seating area. If you’re more of a DIY enthusiast, you can make your own beautiful lights out of tin coffee cans.
Create a Lounge Area
The fastest way to spruce up your outdoor space is to make a cozy lounge area. Make sure your chairs have comfortable pillows and blankets, along with a few tables to place drinks and snacks. For people who prefer to enclose their lounge areas with fencing for privacy, outdoor artwork, or plants along the fence generate a comfortable at-home feel.
If your family enjoys barbecues, you may want to include a larger dining table with an umbrella to block the sun. Remember to take proper care of your lounge area by investing in weather-resistant furniture, cleaning up all leftovers from food, and checking for unwanted insects in your furnishings. The nest of a paper wasp, also known as an umbrella wasp, could be present inside your patio umbrella. If you discover a nest, contact a professional pest control service to help you safely remove it.
Check out the guide below for even more tips on how to make the most of your outdoor space.
Don’t be afraid to showcase your personality when sprucing up your outdoor space. Finding innovative ways to use your area is half the fun, and the uniqueness is something that your guests and family will enjoy.