Gail Holt Outdoor September 01st, 2018 - 12:40:46
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.
Creative outdoor decorating guarantees 100% return on your investment and certainly improves the value of your home. You can enhance your home's curb appeal with just a few helpful tips. Start with a well-thought plan which includes lighting, landscaping, an outdoor feature, pottery, a focal point and a sitting area. Avoid committing costly mistakes by taking your time to carefully think things out.
There isn't any need to get locked in to one type of outdoor decor. Having fun while decorating outside enables you to keep it visually different by changing up your outside décor depending on the holiday or the season. Welcome springtime with pastel colors and Easter-themed decor, then get the family ready for summer with Fourth of July-themed accents. Make your garden space personal with memorial stones for pets and loved ones who have passed. By keeping your outdoor decor fresh, you can maintain a space that feels inviting all year around.
Another tip for decorating your front yard might be a small sitting area if space permits. You can add a decorative outdoor bench or a pair of rocking chairs with a small beverage table between them. Add a couple of decorative outdoor fabric pillows. Maybe even some hanging plants.
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.
You can even find great outdoor furniture to complement your outdoor areas. Sets of umbrella and tables with matching chairs look great on a deck. You can get the shade and enjoy cool lemonade while reading outside.
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