Whether it’s a yard, patio, deck, or garden, outdoor space enhances your enjoyment of your home. Learn these five must-know tips for decorating your outdoor space to maximize your pleasure and comfort as you enjoy the lovely summer days.

Add Seating

Have plenty of all-weather seating available in your outdoor areas. It’s one thing to make your garden or yard look good for those passing by, but it’s another to be able to relax and enjoy how your natural environment grows and changes from spring to fall. You’ll also want to enjoy your space with family and friends, so make sure to have an outdoor space for dining, as well as for cocktails and appetizers.

Add Levels

If everything were the same height, you’d have a boring outdoor space. Change it up with trees and shrubs of different sizes and flowers that grow to different heights.

Add potted plants to your seating areas and perhaps an outdoor sun umbrella in a stand to shield yourself or your guests from the sun’s intense rays during peak summer hours.

 

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Make It a Home With a Rug

Vinyl rugs can enhance covered outdoor spaces, like sunporches, sheltered patios, or roofed outdoor dining areas. Plus, these rugs come in an amazing array of designs and materials. Create an outdoor “living room” by adding a rug to your covered stone, brick, or concrete patio.

 

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Soften Straight Lines

Creating curved garden paths with unexpected delights around the corner is a must-know tip for decorating your outdoor space. With curved garden beds, trails, and strategically placed benches, you can create different outdoor “rooms” that invite relaxation and meditation.

 

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Add Some Whimsy

Outdoor garden décor, such as Art Poles or figurines, add personality and whimsy to your outdoor space. You can display a message of hope or faith, or you can celebrate holidays with interchangeable flags and door decorations.

Whether your style is subdued or exuberant, you can find ways to accent your outdoor space and make it unique. After reading these must-know tips for decorating your outdoor space, you can stretch out on a chaise lounge and enjoy a book or invite friends over for cocktails and snacks in a more interesting and comfortable environment.