We think that we can all agree, sitting outside on your patio during a beautiful sunny day while enjoying your home’s outdoor space is one of the many great benefits of being a homeowner. Hosting friends or family while sipping on an ice-cold beverage and barbecuing is what summer is all about! But, what should you do if you feel less than enthusiastic to be in that space? Easy, it is time for an outdoor refresh! With this weather getting warmer by the day, it is the perfect time to spruce up your space.
Here are a few easy tips on the perfect refresh that your home’s outdoor space is needing to fully enjoy it this upcoming summer.
- Furnish The Space.
The perfect space always starts with the furnishings. Remember to take the size of your area into account when picking out your outdoor furniture. You also want to think about what activities are most important to you in an outdoor space. Do you want to enjoy the peace and quiet while reading a book? Do you plan to host a neighborhood barbecue? Or do you just want to lounge by the pool? Envision your perfect night out there and then buy furniture that compliments that.
Lighting is what is really going to make your space pop! You want to make sure that your space is lit up well after the sun goes down. There are many options for great outdoor lighting, such as draping twinkle lights, hanging lanterns, or placing tiki torches throughout the yard. Think of the vibe you want to create when purchasing your outdoor lights.
Not everyone takes the time to decorate their outdoor space, but they say, “your exterior should be an extension of your interior.” Add some easy decor options such as an outdoor rug, throw pillows, and candles. These are sure to bring some character and color to the space.
Plants are a tried and true way to cheer up any space. If you are an avid gardener and want to be surrounded by a bright beautiful garden, make sure that you add some close to your hang-out space so that you can enjoy them. If gardening is not your thing, fake plants can be just as cheery. Add some greenery to some pots and place them on your patio.
Some of your items might be showing signs of wear and tear from sitting in storage all year long. Check your furniture, shade umbrellas, and barbecues for holes or rust. By replacing these items you are not only helping the function, but also the overall look of your outdoor space.
Remember your space is a reflection of you! If it is not bringing you joy then it is time to freshen it up. We know that summer can get busy, so the best time to start is now. If you have more tips and tricks on how to spruce up your home’s outdoor space, we would love to hear them!