Especially since the stay-at-home order, you may realize that your schedule confines you to your indoor space. It’s normal if you find yourself craving the outdoor ambiance occasionally without leaving your home. In that case, is your outdoor space conducive enough for you? If it is not, then you might need to do some sprucing. On that note, here are some easy ways to enhance your open-air space.
Make your porch attractive
If you have not used your porch adequately in the past, this is an excellent time to rethink doing so. You can use your porch as a serene abode for various activities. Consider adding character with curated décor, which involves assembling numerous artifacts to give it a relatable yet appealing balance. Consider placing a wooden and transparent glass table at a corner on the porch. You can also have a bit of carpet or wooden flooring to give your porch a new appeal. A choice of cane-woven chairs lined with a soft cushion would be a beautiful touch to consider. Additionally, raffia woven baskets and wall designs will give your porch the perfect curated look you desire. Lastly, you may add potted plants or flowers with flashy colored lights to finish the décor off.
Spruce up your garden
Gardens are primarily little pieces of land with patches of grass, flowers, and shrubs. There are two main concepts of gardening enhancement you can consider based on your taste and preference. A colorful serene garden where you can rest and read a book. At the same time, you sip your coffee or a garden where you cultivate fruits and vegetables for recreational purposes or consumption by the family.
You can include outdoor furniture like rattan garden furniture, a coffee table, parasols, etc. Also, a standout plant can be a significant difference in your setup. The intention is to create an eye-catchy scene that helps divert attention from other aspects of the garden. Your choice of the standout plant would depend on what grows well in your area, but a few ideas include the wild red columbine, red twig dogwood shrub, or Shenandoah switchgrass. You may choose to complement your standout plant concept with some objects like a birdbath or pottery, water feature, and garden-art pieces.
Create texture with patio pavers
You can also consider patio pavers if your open air space is mostly concrete and grass to give it a whole new look. You will have to factor in safety when choosing the desired texture of the surface. If you have persons with mobility aids like a walker, cane, or wheelchair, you can opt for the smooth texture of concrete or polished granite. You can also apply slip-resistant coatings to prevent accidents when it becomes extra wet and slippery. You can additionally choose stone pavers with flagstone, cobblestones, veneer stone, and cut stone as options.
Your outdoor space may appear irrelevant sometimes, but should you invest time to upgrade it, you may find it appealing and convenient to use occasionally.