When talking about home decoration people tend to put a lot of stress on indoor decoration. Coordinating the colors, selecting furniture sets or pieces, matching them to area rugs, throwing a couple of accent pillows, no matter what style they choose, these elements are always present. A lot of happy homeowners recognize the importance of decorating a backyard living space as well. If you are blessed with a full size yard, you will surely find these backyard living space decorating tips useful.
Plan For Shrubs and Flowerbeds In Your Backyard Living Space
Despite their relatively short life span and even shorter blooming period, nothing can bring liveliness and natural colors to your backyard living space better than flowers. Not to mention the fragrance in hot summer nights. The best tactics is to plant species that bloom at different part of the year, so you never have empty beds. Shrubs and herb gardens on the other hand, make your backyard living space closer to a natural habitat, turning it into a relaxing oasis for your family and friends.
Aren’t these colors so vibrant? They would perk up any backyard design.
A Spot for Lounging In Your Backyard Living Space
Leave the cheap metal furniture for small town cafes and fast food joints. You will find a golden teak sofa much more inviting and rewarding, and so will your guests when you are entertaining at home. You will spend many pleasant afternoons with your shoes off just lounging and reading your favorite book. If you prefer wicker but don’t like its weathered look after a few seasons, you can try an all-weather resin version for your backyard space. There are many colors and styles to choose from, ranging from contemporary to traditional.
Smith & Hawken Avignon Teak sofa, chair, and table:
I could curl up with a good book in this backyard space or entertain on this patio furniture!
Outdoor Cooking and Dining In Your Backyard Space
If your family enjoys preparing food and eating outdoors, an outdoor kitchen in a backyard space would be a nice, yet practical touch. What you need is a simple countertop that will blend into the rest of the yard, maybe lined with some brickwork, and a marble counter. A refrigerator comes handy for storing meat, salads and of course the beer. Tree shade is nice, but you don’t want leaves and petals falling into your plate. Invest in waterproof weather canopy or pergola for your backyard space. This will show their usefulness during garden parties.
The Pool Is A Luxury In A Backyard Living Space
Nothing can be as refreshing after a long summer working day as a relaxing soak in your own private backyard pool. They come in all sizes and shapes. While a concrete pool is more flexible with size and backyard design features, which means it can be sculpted like a true work of art. Fiberglass and vinyl pools have low maintenance and a non-abrasive surface. As an alternative, you can invest in a luxurious hot tub or spa on your backyard deck.
Nothing speaks louder than a pool when it comes to summer fun! You can have your own tropical paradise.
Outdoor Lighting In A Backyard Space
Many charming backyard living spaces can only be enjoyed when the sun sets, in which case you need some decorative mood lighting for your backyard. The basic fixtures are porch lights that illuminate the access to the house and the porch area. These can be supplemented with candles, wall mounted indirect light, or decorative lanterns. If your backyard living space is leaning toward oriental style, you can hang a few lines of paper lanterns.
I love the clean lines of this patio.
Above all, your backyard living space should be a place of comfort and a natural sanctuary. Make it an extension of your home.
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Written by Guest Blogger: Zoe Clark