When the sun is shining, and the temperature is creeping up, there is nothing better than getting outside. And you have the ability to relax in your own outdoor space is even more enjoyable! Whether you appreciate spending time sipping on a chilled glass of wine on the patio, get excited at the thought of eating al fresco, or rejoice in the fact that you can send your kids outside to entertain themselves, everyone enjoys time in the fresh air when they’ve got the chance.
From sprawling acres of land to cute decking areas, we’ve got some tips to share with you on how to make the most of your outdoor space. With some proper planning and careful budgeting, you can achieve that perfect outside setting.
Experiment With Furniture
If you’ve been eyeing up that funky sofa that wouldn’t be the right fit for your lounge, why not put it in the garden and use it as a reason to invite your friends round for that much-needed catch up along with a cup of tea? If you’re looking for a space to relax and read your book, that comfortable outdoor couch will also provide you with the perfect excuse to have some ‘me’ time.
Get creative! If you have old pieces of wood in the garden that aren’t being used for anything else, considering building a table perfect for dining or some stools for your visitors for when they pop over. By creating a relaxing dining area, you’ll be able to host those gorgeous summer barbecues.
Create A Play Area
If the nearest park is quite a distance from your place, the thought of traveling with the kids can sometimes be exhausting. By creating a fun zone for your children in the garden, they will have the option to explore nature, let their imaginations run wild and even grow their vegetables. While they have hours of fun outdoors, you’ll benefit from hours of peace inside!
Make It Pretty
You’re more likely to want to invest time in your garden if it looks pretty. After all, it may be the only outdoor space you get to spend time in at your place. If it’s pleasing to the eye, you’ll want to stay out there for even longer. To make your outdoor space more visually attractive, think about planting lots of bright, beautiful flowers. Not only will they provide a splash of color, but throughout the blooming season, you may be able to cut them and give them as gifts or brighten your home interior.
Lighting can also have a positive impact on helping you to feel relaxed outdoors. During the working week, many of us are only able to get outside when it’s getting dark, so the addition of some delicate lights will mean that you can wind down for even longer in your stunning setting.
With all of the above inspiration, it’s time to start planning your outdoor space!