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Having a well-defined outdoor space can be tough at times when you have bare spaces like an untended garden, boring lanai or plain balcony and even a dull outdoor nook full of weeds and dry leaves.These outdoor open spaces are your relaxing getaway spot from your household monotony or where you de-stress from your work by indulging in a good book.
So how can you achieve a lovely, cozy, warm and relaxing ambiance of your favorite spot to relax your mind and body? It may be the perfect time for you to de-clutter and rearrange your garden, lanai or balcony. Let’s have these tips for an outdoor living space makeover.
Maximize Your Available Space
If you have an unused corner or an empty lanai or balcony, you can utilize the space by creating a conversation area with seating arrangement out of it. Opt-in for a well-built but comfy furniture pieces that you can use for lounging around and serve as your reading corner.
Make An Extra Area For Dining And Entertainment
The lanai is a perfect extension of your dining area. It serves as additional entertaining space for light afternoon snacks or an evening shared over a bottle of wine with some friends. Just put some louvers or trellis for outdoor shade for sunny afternoons in your small lanai.
But, if you want to have a well-defined outdoor dining area, put up a pergola to make it cozier and gives a shade from the sun’s heat. To achieve a stylish, finished look, just hang a few lights from the pergola so you can use it even on evenings. You can also have a criss-cross pattern for your pergola adding interest overhead rather than running all the beams in one direction. Painting it bright against warm-hued furniture or pillows can also improve the cozy dining ambiance.
Unique Furniture Pieces or Lightings
Adding unique furniture pieces or lightings like sconces of different shapes and hung at varying levels bring a fun, centerpiece to enliven a plain-looking outdoor room. This will not only make it more interesting but extends your outdoor space’s hours by hanging beautiful lighting sconces.
Create Levels Of Your Patios
You can achieve more spacious vista and texture to your boring patio by creating levels and steps which will provide areas to entertain, dine and relax in your outdoor spaces. Recycling rustic metal steps to connect your gravel or earthen floor with your wooden flooring can give a natural elegant space with an industrial touch.
Putting Up A Double Purpose Accent Wall
A stylish accent wall can serve as an attractive backdrop for your outdoor kitchen added with lush, tall slender plants while giving you the privacy you need from your neighbors.
A Warm And Inviting Fireplace
You can make your outdoor living space stunning by highlighting your fireplace and arranging a variety of eating options with a dining table, bar stools and chairs for the perfect entertaining spot beside the fireplace.
A Perfect Spot to Sit
An outdoor bench, a hanging hammock or even a nice swing can add a nice aesthetic and cozy seating to your deck, patio or outdoor living space. A perfect spot to curl up with a good read and just relax in the mood and ambience of the garden or scenery.
Have A Fountain Installed
A sound of moving and flowing water from a fountain can add to the relaxing mood and be the focal point of any sunken, outdoor space where you just enjoy an afternoon nap.
Keep it Clean And Cute
Just remember to always keep any outdoor living space clean from any stagnant water where pesky mosquitoes might breed or you can grow some herbs and plants in cute pots to make them into decorative focal living pieces in any outdoor space you have.
Try these simple guides to improve your outdoor living spaces into a cozier, aesthetically-pleasing and relaxing outdoor spot to enjoy yourself or with family and friends.