Creating outdoor spaces that are comfortable and inviting can be more difficult than some people imagine. It takes more than a few chairs and a table to create outdoor décor that makes you want to spend time in your garden. Make your outdoor space as inviting as your living room so that you always want to spend time in your garden. Think about what you want to do in your outdoor space and when it will be used and you will get an idea of what needs to be done for your outdoor décor.
You might think that having an outdoor space is all about openness. While you certainly don’t want to fence yourself off from the garden a little structure is needed. It doesn’t have to be anything concrete. Think of fabric panels, trellises, and flowers to create ‘walls’. Fabric is a very versatile outdoor décor component as it can be changed whenever you feel like it and it can be taken down anytime you would like.
Reworking The Old
Using old lawn furniture is a great way to save when coming up with ideas for outdoor décor. Old lawn furniture can be dressed up with paint, fabric, and cushions. You could even repurpose old lawn furniture for outdoor wedding décor. All you need is a little extra effort and you could save at least a $100. If you have no old lawn furniture to use look for old kitchen sets that you might be able to use at yard sal.
Lighting is really important in outdoor décor; this is because outdoor spaces are used a lot at night. You won’t be able to enjoy the company of others as you lounge outside if you can’t see anyone. Citronella candles are inexpensive and serve the dual purpose of getting rid of bugs as well as keeping everything lit with a warm glow. Candles are usually the best way to light up an outdoor space.
Inexpensive lighting solutions include old oil lanterns, Christmas lights arranged creatively, or even solar panels if this particular area of your garden receives a lot of sunlight. Stencils are a great way to create interesting patterns. Stencil patterns onto the floor in place of buying expensive tiles to create a pattern. This is a fun touch to your outdoor décor and it hardly costs anything. Remember to keep your outdoor decor touches personal, you want it to reflect you and your tastes.