How To Decorate Your Outdoor Space For Summer
With the season of patio time and outdoor barbeques coming soon, it’s a good idea to refresh your outdoor living space. Whether you have a backyard, garden, patio or porch, here are some ideas of how to decorate and update your outdoor space for summer.
Grow Your Own
No outdoor area is too small to enjoy nature. Whether you are interested in cultivating your own produce or simply growing some beautiful flowers, summer is the perfect time to experiment with gardening. Some good ideas to try could be vegetables like tomatoes or a herb garden with plants you can use for cooking, such as rosemary.
Plants are always a fresh idea for outdoor design. Shrubs, hanging flowerpots and potted plants look great in any outdoor space. Arborvitae and hydrangeas are excellent low maintenance shrubs for suburban yards.
Try Natural Materials
Natural materials like wood, wicker, rattan, teak and terra cotta create more visual interest, as well as adding a more comfortable feel than other materials, such as concrete. For a bold look, try outdoor furniture in these materials painted in bright colours. For example, a wicker chair painted green or a wooden stump painted white that serves as a side table.
Don’t be Afraid To Accessorize
This can include anything you want to use to give your outdoor space some personality and charm. Art, sculptures, rock gardens, birdhouses and even wind chimes can add a whimsical feel to any outdoor space.
Remember Some Shade
With the hot summer sun, remember to have some areas of shade for rest and relaxation. This can include a table umbrella or even a separate covered area.
Outdoor lighting not only illuminates your outdoor area in the evening, it also adds an attractive element to the style of your property. Some simple lighting ideas can include rustic lamp posts, lanterns, positioned spotlights or fairy lights.