Erika Pace Outdoor July 31st, 2018 - 21:27:20
Outdoor decorating not only improves the value of your home but will also give you up to a 100% return on your investment. With just a few tips and ideas you can be on your way to enhancing your home's curb appeal. Begin with a well thought out plan that includes landscaping, lighting, a focal point, an outdoor feature, pottery and possibly a sitting area. By thinking things out before you make purchases you can avoid costly mistakes.
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.
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.
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.
You can also put a dining outdoor decor or a water fountains which is gorgeous if you are planning to set up a party in your house. Imagination is your limitation in creating a stunning outdoor decor in you area, as long that you have the budget to buy these things, just a warning though, do not over do it, especially if your area is not that big because it will look crowded and it will consume a lot of your space. You can also consult an exterior designer if you can afford one to make it more appealing, but if you can't afford one, you can actually do it yourself by check some items online on how to create a better outdoor decor or have some books on how to do it.
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