Kristi Reeves Outdoor November 20th, 2018 - 10:24:42
Creating an outdoor living space that will bring enjoyment and relaxation for years to come requires designing, creative thinking, and planning.
Planning a retreat area really doesn't require a great deal of time, effort, or even money. In fact, you may already have everything you'll need. A comfortable place to sit, a source of light, and some basic amenities that support activities that you find to be relaxing are all you really need. To enhance the illusion of being outdoors, it can be fun to use patio furniture and other outdoor accents to create a look that's "almost" outdoors. If desired, you can also add a few decorative touches to make your retreat area a bit more appealing. For example, nature-themed metal wall art or a few live plants can be used to add some decorative appeal.
Outdoor decorating involves different challenges. The most important is dealing with materials that will encounter the outdoor elements. Sun, wind and rain have an effect on outdoor furnishings, and this needs to be taken in consideration when purchasing furniture, accessories, and outdoor art decor.
Another outdoor decorating idea to improve your home's curb appeal is landscaping. Choose your plants carefully and they'll reward you by thriving with very little care. Add different textures, heights and colors. Trees also provide shade and are eco-friendly by cooling your home and decreasing energy costs. Make a statement with colorful flowers. They make beautiful accents and can direct the eye to the front door.
Another effective way to decorate the exterior of your home is by coming up with outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting gives light to walkways and adds carriage lights around doorways - definitely a good investment. Outdoor lights' availability will not be an issue as they even come in a wide range of designs and styles to complement your outdoor decor.
Other accents you may want to take a look at are wind chimes; these will add a tranquil feel to the outdoor dining setting in your backyard, so you'll love to go outdoors to enjoy a meal or read a good book. Rain chains can also be found on the site; these small chimes make beautiful music when the rain hits them, and will guide the rain downward into a basin.
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