Allie Rhodes Outdoor August 30th, 2018 - 16:46:14
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.
With a garden around your deck or outdoor living room, you can get inspirations for decorating right from Mother Nature herself. Take a look around you and see the colors of the flora. Use these colors in your outdoor decor. Find similar hued outdoor rugs. Choose cushions in the same complementary colors. Pick planters in similar greens or browns. This will make your outdoor living room lovely and perfect.
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.
You can also check out sites related to garden fountains to find some great outdoor decor pieces that will accent your yard beautifully. You can find fountains that can be installed in the front or back of your home, as well as bird baths that will make your home look more inviting.
Whether you have an outdoor living space that is small in size or a large area it is an opportunity to become a place of refuge, relaxation and enjoyment.
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