Everybody likes spending time outside, enjoying the sun and the breeze, and breathing fresh air. However, when you don’t really like the way your yard and patio look, you won’t exactly like the idea of sitting there with your friends and family. People have been focusing more and more on the design of their outdoor spaces, so today you have plenty of ideas to choose from if you’re thinking about upgrading your patio and decorating your backyard or garden of your home or rental property.
Light your fire
More and more people choose to have an outdoor fire pit, and we can’t help but think that it’s a good idea. Not only do fire pits allow you to set the mood and prepare some barbecue and marshmallows, but they also keep you warm if need be. This means that you’ll be able to spend more time outside even when the evenings get chilly. There is nothing better than sitting by the fire wrapped in a blanket, so try to keep a few fluffy blankets and soft pillows close by so you can get comfy in a blink of an eye.
Have some shade
While warming up only takes another layer of clothes and a cup of something hot to drink, cooling down is a bit more difficult. This is why people are prepared to spend a small fortune on a house that has some shade in the garden, but since growing a tree overnight isn’t an option, you can always opt for an alternative solution. You can get rotating outdoor umbrellas from Sydney Shade and you won’t have to worry too much because even though the post is fixed and holds the umbrella, the umbrella itself is projected away from it. This means that you’ll get more space in the shade for your family, a dining table, or some comfy chairs.
Sound of water
Of course, fire pits are the best when it gets cold, but during hot summer days all you can think about is cooling down. Those who are lucky and have enough space can always install a portable swimming pool and go swimming whenever they want. On the other hand, if you don’t have enough space or money for a big pool, you can always install a small water fountain instead. You might not be able to go for a swim, but the sound of running water is soothing, and you’ll be able to relax just listening to it.
Growing your own flowers, spices, and vegetables has never looked this good. Vertical gardens are the latest frenzy because they are convenient and stylish at the same time. People who don’t have enough space or time to keep a big garden can always choose to have a small vertical one instead. You can make such gardens out of Mason jars, simple flower pots, old pallets, or even PVC pipes. Decide what you want to plant, build your garden, show your plants a bit of love, and before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful garden you can keep on the wall next to your kitchen window.
When you’re in love with your yard and your patio, it seems like you can’t spend too much time outside. It doesn’t matter if you’ll be going outside to water your plants, sunbathe by the pool, or sit on your porch in a comfy chair reading a book, if you like the way your yard looks, you will always love being there. Beautifully designed and decorated outdoor spaces are wonderful for lifting your spirits, and they’ll also make your friends and family want to spend time there with you.
By Derek Lotts