Getting A Perfectly Stylish Outdoor Space In Four Easy Steps
This time of year, we’re all starting to think about our back gardens. Although they’re the part of our homes that end up as the most neglected over winter, they’re also the most important thing to think about now spring has finally rolled around and we’re starting to venture out of our homes again. Depending on where exactly you are, it might not be warm enough to start entertaining outside and grilling again, but that’s okay – there will still be plenty of time for that, and in the meantime here are some tips on how to make your back yard and outdoor space as stylish and beautiful as you can…
Make It Functional As Well
First of all, it’s important to make sure that everything in your home has some function to it (or some level of beauty), and that’s equally crucial in your back yard. It’s important to remember that you need fences of a decent height – too high and they’ll look like your home is a prison and keep out the sun, and too low and your neighbours will be able to see in and any pets you have might just be able to jump over and escape. Make sure that any pools or bodies of water you have are fenced so that your kids can’t get through towards them.
Add Some Water
Despite the fact that it could be a little dangerous, water is something that makes a great addition to any outdoor space, whether you go for a small pool to attract your local wildlife, a grand and beautiful water feature, or a little birdbath just by your kitchen window so you can watch the birds ruffling their feathers as you eat your breakfast every morning. Water is peaceful and relaxing, and turns your back yard into a small and beautiful diverse ecosystem. If you have a pond, keep it beautiful by using pond vacs to remove any sticky sludge or build up that you don’t want, and make sure that you keep your patio around your bird bath hosed clean to remove any excrement that they might leave behind.
Focus On Flow
It’s important to remember that, just like the inside of your home, your outdoor space should have some flow to it. Make sure that it’s easy for people to walk through – have an area where your kids can play with their trampoline and no plants that are too delicate to be hit by a soccer ball, and have another area where you grow fruits, vegetables and herbs that you can use in your dinner from time to time. It’s also a great idea to have an entertaining area – put out a deck with some chairs and a table on it so that you can drink wine with your friends in the sticky summer months.
Make It A Comfortable Space
Finally, make your back yard a place that you enjoy using. If you like to read, install a swing seat with comfortable cushions where you can sit in the shade with a new novel, and if you’re a big fan of sunbathing, invest in comfortable sunloungers. Make your garden into a space that you personally love.