Mommy Katie: How To Make The Most Out Of Your Outside Space (Guest Post)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Outside Space (Guest Post)

Having a small outdoor space doesn’t mean that you can’t have a home style that you want. There are plenty of things you can do to make the most out of the space that you have. You can get cheap sheds, build garages, and even have your very own entertainment space outdoors. If you are the kind of person who enjoys spending time outdoors, the tips below will help you how to make the most out of your space.

  • De-clutter. When making changes to your outdoor space, the first thing that you have to do is de-clutter. This will allow you to get rid of all the items that you no longer need. It will also give you a pretty good idea of how much space you have to work with so you can make the most out of every corner.

  • Determine what you want to use it for. After de-cluttering, the next thing you should do is to determine how you want to use the space. Is it going to be for entertaining guests, outdoor dining or a place to relax? This is important to know, so that you can plan how to arrange items to make the most out of your outside space.

  • Features. What features would you like to have outdoors? Do you want a fire pit or a water feature? Both, perhaps? Adding features to your outdoor space will make it feel like an extension of your home and not just a regular backyard. You can add a few tables and chairs, too!

  • Structure. You might think that adding a structure to your outdoor area can make it feel cramped. This won’t be the case if you carefully plan the structure that you will put up. One of the best ideas is to erect a structure made of wood, so that it looks like it is part of the environment. You can also add a covered area, so that you can still use the space even during the rainy season.

  • Lighting. Another aspect that you have to think about is lighting. This is crucial, especially if you have a small outdoor space. Strategically placing lights in small places can make an area look bigger. Additionally, an outdoor area decked with lights can create a romantic and cozy setting that is fit for intimate gatherings.

  • Plants and flowers. Make your outdoor space more inviting by adding plants and flowers that can brighten up the setting. If you have a small space, a good idea is to have hanging plants. This will add charm to your little area without taking too much space.

There are plenty of good furniture pieces that you can use to make the outdoors come alive. By doing these tips, you are sure to spend more time outdoors enjoying the environment instead of staying cooped up in your home. It just takes a little bit of creativity and organization!

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