We all strive to have a lovely home, and so it isn’t unusual to spend a long time trying to perfect each room. Recreating the latest look from an interior design magazine or on a TV show is very common. But what of our outdoor space? It tends to be overlooked sometimes, yet it can make all the difference to the overall aesthetics of your home. If your outdoor space has become a bit neglected or dated, or you feel it could do with a bit of an upgrade, keep reading. Here are 4 ways to modernize your outdoor space.
Decking with a wow factor
Similar to a patio area, decking is a great way to create an area in your garden dedicated to socializing and relaxing. You can stick with tradition and opt for a decking made of treated timber, but if you want to go one step further, composite decking will bring a modern and luxurious feel. It is made of a combination of wood and plastic, and so is extremely hard wearing and practically maintenance-free. It comes in a range of colors and wood effects and will look good for years to come.
Add color and texture with plants and flowers
What better way to add color and texture to your garden than with an array of gorgeous plants and flowers? If you don’t have an area suitable for planting, there is an extensive range of modern planters for your patio or decking areas available. These not only offer you flexibility and versatility but will also add an element of style and luxury to your outdoor space. Yucca, Sedum, and Carex are just a few easily maintainable plants that would complement any contemporary outdoor area.
Spruce up the front of your property
It’s not just your back yard that should be shown some care and attention – the front of your home is just as important. An easy way to enhance the curb appeal is to either fit a new front door or, if you want an even cheaper option, paint your existing one. Colors such as dusky blush, sage green, or even charcoal grey will give your front door a new and modern lease of life. If you are feeling creative, stenciling the path to your front door with masonry paint is a great way to create a wow factor.
Add some modern lighting
Outdoor lighting is big business these days and can completely change the mood of your garden. Fairy lights are a subtle yet striking way to add a magical touch to your outdoor space at night. They can easily be attached to a fence or, if you fancy trying something a little different, can be added to lantern style candle holders for an extra special touch. Solar lighting comes in a variety of shapes and sizes to regardless of whether you want to light up a pathway or make your patio or deck more welcoming, you will be spoilt for choice.
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Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.