We spend a large chunk of our income on our homes, it makes sense to make the most of them. Yet oddly, we don’t. We leave large spaces of our property completely untouched. Two examples of this would be the loft of our home, and the garden. Let’s focus on the latter. While some people do put some effort into making their garden presentable, few realise its full potential. If you get it right, you’ll have effectively another room for your home — and not just any old room, but arguably your favourite on the property. Below, we take a look at some tried and tested methods for creating an enviable living space that you’ll fall in love with.
When the weather is fine, there’s nothing better than unwinding, sitting comfortable, and soaking up the rays. In order for this to happen, however, you’ll need to kit out your outdoor space with garden furniture. It’s a one-time investment that’ll pay off again and again, especially during the spring and summer months. Start with the basics, such as a garden table and chairs, and then move on from there — a lounge seat is a great addition, while a hammock will be the cherry on top of the sweetest ice-cream in the world.
Set the Mood
The reason more people don’t think of their outdoor area as an additional room is that there’s such a clear divide between the interior and exterior of their property. By making a few smart additions, however, you can seamlessly bridge the gap. Start by adding decking and outdoor lighting, which you can get from Abbeygate Lighting. This will help your garden feel less like the wild outdoors, more an extension of your home. Large french windows can also help since you’ll be effortlessly invited into your garden every time you walk past.
Bring The Fun
Part of the charm of having an outdoor seating area is that it allows you, your family, and friends to all spend some time together when the weather is nice. For this though, you’ll need to add a few essentials. Begin with the BBQ — any garden area worth its weight in gold has one, and there’s nothing better than a long afternoon with quality BBQ food and a few drinks. If you have children, you may want to look at adding some outdoor toys, swing sets, paddling pools, and so on, so that they can make just as much fun from the space as you can.
Accessories and Touches
Why not look at making your outdoor space a little homier? There’s nothing to stop you from adding home comforts to your garden, especially in the space immediately on the other side of your backdoor. Add shelving, and place flowers, decorative pieces, and natural elements such as seashells, pinecones and the like.
And there you have it. Creating an outdoor living space doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, or time-consuming. Make a few changes, and you’ll have a space to enjoy again and again.