When the sun is out and the weather is pleasant, you’ve got to take advantage of your home’s outdoor spaces. However, if these spaces don’t feel very welcoming, it can be hard to know what you should do that will turn this unused space into your favorite area of your property. Luckily, with just a few simple adjustments or additions, you can make your outdoor space your summer oasis. To give you some ideas as to how, here are three tips for improving your outdoor space this summer.
Create Some Privacy
No one wants to spend time in their outdoor space if you’re always seeing peering eyes peeking in on you from nosy neighbors or passersby. Knowing this, many outdoor spaces can be greatly improved by adding a bit of privacy into the mix. Better Homes and Gardens suggests trying things like installing lattice work, pergolas, or even shrubs or other greenery to obscure the view from other houses or the street. The current look and feel of your outdoor space, along with your predisposition to taking care of plants, should help you determine which option will be best for your particular space.
Illuminate The Space
In some areas, being outside during summer days is just too hot. However, if the nighttime in your area is more bearable, that can be a great time to take advantage of your outdoor spaces. The only thing you need now is some lighting. Luckily there are a lot of interesting ways you can bring some light into your outdoor space and enjoy the calm, cool nights that accompanying the heat of summer. Diana Trotter, a contributor to Porch.com, recommends using string lights, especially if you have a smaller outdoor space. This form of lighting can really open up your space and make it feel larger than it actually is. While strings of light will work for almost any outdoor space, the way they lend themselves to small spaces is especially great.
Bring In Pops Of Color
Depending on where you live, you may have a lush, green summer full of heat and humidity or you could have a dry, desert summer where it’s hard for anything to grow. Regardless of your situation, almost all outdoor spaces could benefit from having a bit more natural color added in. To best accomplish this, Michelle Profis, a contributor to CountryLiving.com, suggests taking things like old milk jugs, metal mop buckets, or other cans and turning them into planters for all sorts of beautiful and colorful flowers. These will add a feeling of rustic charm to any outdoor space.
If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your outdoor space, use the tips mentioned above to help you do just that.