It's finally happened - winter has gone to rest for the year and summer is in full swing! With this beautiful weather only lasting for a short time, you'll probably want to take advantage of it and spend as much time outdoors as possible.
If you have a big backyard, you've probably hosted your fair share of barbeques. But, if you don't have a modern, comfortable outdoor space, you're missing out on a huge opportunity.
But where do you start? Keep reading to discover how to make the most of your outdoor space.
Update Your Porch or Conservatory
Start by redoing your porch or conservatory, so you have a strong foundation to build upon. Then, go shopping for the perfect outdoor furniture that will fit in it. There are a few great patio furniture trends to choose from but opting for brightly coloured cushions is one of the best patio designs for small spaces. It'll give you a fun pop of colour without taking up extra room.
Flowers, figurines, a small fan, and a table are also great additions that will make your outdoor space feel like home.
Get Some Shade
You've probably heard of all the benefits the sun gives you, but there are also many consequences of too much sun exposure. If you want to spend a decent amount of time in your outdoor space, you'll need to get a shaded area to protect yourself from the sun.
Awnings and pergolas are two great ways to achieve this look. While awnings may be cheaper, pergolas are more permanent and sophisticated. With a strong structure to rely on, you can hang potted plants or terrariums from pergolas to feel like you're surrounded by nature.
Make it Look Glamorous
Just because your area is outside, doesn't mean you can't make it glamorous.
Large potted plants, luxurious patio furniture and a stone firepit are all sophisticated touches you can add to your outdoor area to take it to the next level. French doors, patio doors and bifold doors also make great ideas to extend your home to an outdoor living area. They'll add that extra touch of glam without taking up any space on your patio.
Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space
If you have a small or cramped outdoor space, you may not think you can do much with it. However, there are some great tips and tricks to make the most of any outdoor space, no matter how small.
Updating your porch or conservatory, getting some shade and adding a glamorous touch are the three most important parts of creating the perfect space. Then, you can add extra touches to make an outdoor space you'll never want to leave.
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