Regardless of size, your outdoor space is meant to be a source of refuge and relaxation, a place where you can relax, unwind, and recharge after a long and stressful day. If your outdoor space is nothing close to a cozy and welcoming getaway, then it’s time you make a few exciting changes.
Get rid of the clutter.
Start creating an inviting outdoor oasis by clearing out the clutter, relocating unused play equipment, and pruning overgrown trees. You also need to get rid of any furniture that is no longer used. A bare slate can help you clearly assess what you need to do to turn your outdoor space into a relaxing haven.
Create a space with a view.
If you are fortunate enough to own a home with a view, don’t think twice about creating a space where you can enjoy the scenery. When creating an outdoor space with a view, keep in mind the following:
- Ensure the view is not blocked by hedges and trees.
- Make sure the view is not blocked by any outdoor furniture.
- Your landscaping should blend in with the environment and not clash with it.
- Frame the scenery with some furnishings and landscaping.
Also, to warrant you’ll enjoy the view even during the summer, place outdoor patio fans where necessary. This can help guarantee you stay refreshed while enjoying the view, even during the scorching summer months.
Invest in comfortable furniture.
Lounge chairs, chaise lounges, and loungers will allow you to stretch out and relax, whether by the pool or on the deck. If the seating is comfortable, you can easily kick back and relax, read a book, or hang out with family and friends. If you are considering some serious relaxation, adding a hammock would be a great idea.
Add a water feature.
The consummate water feature is, of course, a private swimming pool. Undeniably, the sight and sound of water has a therapeutic and calming effect on most people. However, if you can’t afford a swimming pool just yet or your space is not big enough, the following alternatives should suffice:
- Koi pond
- Wading pool
- Garden pond
Privacy is a crucial element if you want to create an inviting space. Secluding your outdoor area through fences, walls, or carefully placed screens can help you create a place of mystery and privacy as you move through your space. Overhead roofs and arbors can also create a feeling of seclusion apart from providing some much-needed shade.