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We all love putting out fresh new looks in our homes come summer, but you won’t want to leave your outdoor space untouched. Often we’re so focused on decorating the inside of a home, that the outside decor can get neglected.
Here are a 5 quick and easy outdoor decorating tips that will help make the outside of your home look its best.
A Coat of Paint
Sprucing up your outdoor space with some paint can go a long way. Some options would be to paint the entire house and trim the garden, or simply touch up the trim alone – either way, a new coat of paint will make a huge impact on how your home looks.
Elevating the look of your Porch or Patio
If you already have a porch or patio, simply putting out new furniture can make a wonderful difference in the presentation of your home. Buying new cushions or covers for your existing patio furniture can add a whole new element to your aesthetic. Another quick patio enhancement can be as easy as putting out a few flowering potted plants, adding gnomes, statues, or a small water fountain.
Walk this Way
Having walkways outside your home adds a cozy, relaxed and inviting feeling to the overall outdoor presentation. Just a straight concrete walkway can be modified by putting garden bed edging or small solar walkway lights along each side, or planting colorful seasonal flowers such as petunias.
If you don’t already have a walkway and want to create one, some of the most stunning ones are made of stone. You can add an extra decorative touch by making the walkway curve or wind a bit to your front door instead of leaving it straight.
Some Accessories for your Yard
There are many types of fun accessories you can add to your yard. These can be as simple as a small birdhouse, a pole mounted outdoor lantern light or even a wheelbarrow with flowers. Adding some extra touches to your yard defines your taste, and gives your home a unique personality that stands out from your neighbors.
Flowers and Bushes and Vines, Oh My!
Probably the most popular way to make a yard beautiful quickly is to put out some vibrant plants including flowers, bushes, and vines. Seasonal plants are great for adding dashes of color because you can usually buy them at that time of year in bloom. To get continuous color and greenery, you can also plant some perennials. Once the plants are starting to die out, then you’ll have something to replace them. In addition, you’ll have the added joy of seeing the perennials sprout again for years to come.
We hope you find these tips helpful when it comes to decorating your outdoor space. For more design tips, check out our blog post about selecting Patio Furniture.