Mindy Berg Outdoor July 09th, 2018 - 04:45:43
Creating an outdoor living space that will bring enjoyment and relaxation for years to come requires designing, creative thinking, and planning.
It is also important to ensure that your lighting fixtures enhance the appearance of the other features of your yard with the proper amount of light. Chrome features are best suited for large porches or decks, or driveways because they offer powerful lighting that covers a full spectrum. It is important that if you are using chrome lighting that you do not buy too many fixtures and create an unnecessary glare. It is best to start with one and determine how much of your exterior area that single light is capable of illuminating so that you can then verify how many more fixtures will be needed to light any surrounding exterior areas. Balancing the necessary amount of light is important. If you are using the chrome lighting features to light an entire outdoor patio used for entertaining purposes, then you need to ensure that there is enough light to avoid eye strain and headaches, but not so much that you create a glare and severe light pollution.
One of my favorite outdoor decor pieces is bamboo water spouts. A beutifuly designed Japanese bamboo water fountain like a Shishi Odoshi (Deer Scarer) bamboo fountain creates zen-like back yard. A perfect compliment to a Shishi Odoshi fountain is a tea stand and fragrant Asian herbs.
Shopping for outdoor furnishings goes beyond what looks good, it has a lot to do with how well the product will wear season after season. Quality in the products, you shop for; will give you a sense of what products will hold up well to the elements.
Another way to add pizazz is to use hanging baskets. Hanging baskets of flowers or green foliage will be a great accent that can be used on your porch or your deck. You can even hang these in your gazebo. They will add a touch of the garden to your area.
If you've always wanted a place where you could go in order to rest, relax and rejuvenate, your home's outdoor environment might be just the right place. Many people find that by surrounding themselves with nature, it's easier to leave the stress and worry of their everyday lives behind them - at least for a little while. However, creating a retreat outdoors can sometimes be problematic, especially for those who live in an area that experiences cold winters or frequent inclement weather. If you crave the beauty of nature but prefer to stay indoors, why not use an indoor patio or garden room to create your own personal retreat space?