Jacquelyn Poole Outdoor July 11th, 2018 - 01:59:55
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.
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.
If you enjoy updating your home's decor as the seasons change, it can be nice to include a few outdoor touches year-round. For example, you might want to add some natural decorating materials such as flowers, plants, pinecones, or seashells. Even if you add only a few small touches, your home will have the subtle atmosphere of the great outdoors. You could also choose to "go bold" with your outdoor decorating scheme by using wind chimes, trellises, outdoor flower pots, fencing sections, or other outdoor decorating materials in interesting new ways indoors.
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.
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.
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.