When it comes to decorating our homes, our gardens, yards, and outdoor buildings can sometimes be left by the wayside. Our homes tend to take precedent as they’re the space that we spend the most time in.
But with our handy outdoor space guide, we’ll give you some tips as to how to utilize your outdoor space to maximize its potential.
Ideas To Upgrade Your Garden
Making a change to your home often feels like a bigger project than it is. Any kind of home project will oftentimes also come with a big price tag.
But, as long as you’re handy with a hammer and a paintbrush, you can do most of the work yourself. You’ll be amazed at what a difference these inexpensive and simple changes can make to your garden.
It’s amazing what a difference some warm lighting will do to transform a space. Fairy lights are your best friend and are very inexpensive. It’s such a simple addition to a garden, but it can make a world of difference. Always opt for warm lights rather than blue; this will maximize the cozy feeling.
Or, if you’ve got a bit more cash to spend, you could invest in a statement light piece. This could be anything you like but the bigger, the better!
A statement piece will always draw the eye, especially when lit up at night. This is worth bearing in mind if there’s a spot in your garden you’d like to draw people away from. So, make sure the statement light is at the opposite end of your outdoor space!
If your plant pots are looking a bit worse for wear, why not try making your own? All you need is some pieces of wood or any other materials you have going spare. You can make them into funky geometric shapes if they don’t make a perfect square.
Add a dash of paint, and there you have it! You could even get the kids involved and have them paint their own. This way, you have a super cute new planter and a keepsake for the future. You never know; the kids might end up passing the tradition on.
If your outdoor space isn’t all that spacious, but you still want to add some planters, why not make them vertical rather than horizontal? You can use the same planters; just attach them to a wall or fence, so they don’t take up much room. This will save on space and make your garden look very unique.
Benefits Of Upgrading Your Outdoor Space
Making your outdoor space look more appealing can do more than give you an excuse to be outside. Some of the benefits of upgrading your garden are:
Increase Your Resale Value
If you’re considering selling your home in the near future, making your garden into an oasis can make a considerable difference in how much you can sell it for. Updating any part of your home will increase its value. But outdoor space is becoming more and more of a luxury, so making the most of it can earn you some extra pennies.
Gives You More Space
If you’re adding an extra seating area to your garden, it can give you so much more extra space. This is especially true if the seating area is covered, as you can utilize it in all weather. It also gives you an excuse for entertaining more often!
Get Outdoors More
We spend so much of our lives in front of screens and in offices. Getting outdoors is not only good for your physical health but your mental health too. Having an outdoor space that you want to spend time in is going to make going outdoors more enjoyable. And you’ll be able to enjoy the mental and physical benefits from it.
Maximizing your outdoor space can bring a whole range of benefits, so what are you waiting for? Put on your DIY hat and get creative.