Kristi Reeves Outdoor June 11th, 2018 - 05:39:33
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.
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.
The internet is obviously a good tool in locating products that we want and need in decorating and designing an outdoor living space.
Another way that a person can enhance their outdoor decor is by choosing the perfect patio furniture. Wicker furniture is highly sought after to be used on a patio. But, what can be a damper on this type of home decor accessories is that certain types of this furniture can rot and fade. Unless a person has an enclosed patio, pvc wicker furniture is the way to go.
When choosing outdoor support for areas, such as, outdoor counters, shelving, and awnings, forged iron is clearly a good choice over other materials that deteriorate quickly and those that are weak and flimsy. Look for a metal that is of a heavy gauge or heavy duty iron. Not only will you achieve a strong support, for your counters and such, but you will be bringing in design and character to your outdoor living space through using decorative iron. There are many decorative architecture iron products on the market that work beautifully in outdoor and indoor settings.
Before starting with your outdoor decorating project, take a photo first of your house's front view. This will give you the chance to look at your front yard in an objective manner. Get the picture form the curb and check if your door stands out or blends with your current outdoor decor. Your front door should stand out since it is your focal point. Your front door leads your visitors where to enter. A fitting color or a pottery placed on its both side can accent your front door.