Amy Workman Outdoor September 08th, 2018 - 07:40:24
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 outdoor area is an extension of your home. Outdoor home decorations can be fun if you know what to do and the satisfaction you'll get from it is indescribable. By decorating your outdoor area, it will make it more inviting and homely.
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.
Cooking and dining outdoors is part of the summer experience for many individuals. However, cold weather, rain and other outdoor obstacles can often make it difficult to enjoy outdoor living whenever the mood strikes. Instead, why not create an indoor picnic area that can be enjoyed year-round? All you'll need is a patio or picnic table, and an area to create your indoor "outdoor" environment. A corner of your basement, garden room, indoor patio or breezeway could be just the place to create a picnic-like dining area.
Even though you may remove your outdoor furnishings from outside, at the end of the summer season, and store them or winterize them, you will still experience some deterioration in fabrics, furniture, accessories and decorative yard art through each spring and summer season.
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.
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