7 Innovative Ideas for Creating an Outdoor Living Space

With Spring approaching and milder temperatures on the way, people are heading outside to enjoy the weather with family get-togethers, parties and just to get out of the house. Make your outside area comforting and enjoyable by creating an outdoor living space that will expand your backyard.

Create Your Outdoor Oasis

No matter the size of your outdoor space, there are plenty of ways to transform your backyard and create the perfect outdoor living space! Here are seven innovative ideas for creating that outdoor space so you don’t miss out on a beautiful day outside:

1) Get Cooking

The kitchen is known as the heart of the home, and outside is no different! Adding a kitchen to your outdoor living space is perfect for those who like to entertain or cookout often with family and loved ones. An outdoor kitchen helps cut down on the endless trips inside to grab something from the refrigerator or pantry! Most outdoor kitchens have a grill, refrigerator, sink, food prep area, and even seating.

2) Brush of Color

A super easy way to instantly change the look and feel of your outdoor living space is to add color! When choosing a color scheme, stay away from earth tones and blacks–which tend to shrink in outdoor surroundings, and go bold! Bright, bold colors add whimsy and character to a lack-luster backyard. Add bright or patterned pillows to your Adirondack chairs or seating, or hang colorful paper lanterns to a corner to accessorize. Colorful wall hangings or potted flowers are another easy way to add a pop of playfulness and fun to a dull and bare outdoor living space.

3) Add A Spark

Who doesn’t enjoy sitting around a fire telling stories with the family? Adding fire to your outdoor living space is an effortless way to make an ordinary space more inviting and can be used year round! There are many options for adding a spark of fire to your outdoor living space. Some choose an expansive outdoor fireplace while others might lean toward a portable, more economical fire pit. Make sure to check with local fire codes to check the legality in your area.

4) Turn On the Lights

Lighting is a perfect way to create drama and ambiance to your outdoor living space. Effective lighting can not only create a nice mood in your space but also keeps family and loved ones safe by helping people see clearly in the dark. Landscape lighting accents your outdoor space, making it more inviting an attractive. With a large variety of lighting options, such as string lights, sconces, torches and lanterns, you are certain to find the perfect lighting to help you create the perfect outdoor living space.

5) Just Add Water

Adding water to your outdoor living space doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get a pool. There are plenty of ways to add water, which provides a calming sound and tranquility to your outdoor living space. Water features include waterfalls, fountains, and even small koi ponds. Keep it simple with a table-top fountain, or get more elaborate with a professionally installed stream and waterfall which winds throughout the yard.

6) Take a Seat

Don’t forget the furnishing! Outdoor furnishings add style–and a comfortable place to sit–when you are entertaining or spending time outside. Pay attention to the placement of your seating. Make sure to follow similar principles of indoor seating, making sure chairs face each other, allowing guests to talk and creating the intimate and comfortable feeling of a living room. Make sure to choose furniture that is both comfortable, as well as weather resistant.

7) Create New Discovery

Create a space for new discovery! Children and adults love to explore. Paths and nooks are terrific ways to change and enhance the layout of your outdoor living space. By adding enclosures, stone paths or pergolas, you can create interesting spaces that friends and family can retreat to and spend more time outside. Growing vines or flowers on lattice and arches is another way to add a natural and separate feel to your outdoor space.

Creating the Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Make it unique! Get creative! Create an outdoor theme you love to help spruce up your outdoor space. It doesn’t have to be over the top and you don’t have to break the bank to create an outdoor living space of your dreams. Whether it is your front yard or backyard, by following these seven simple ideas, you can make your yard a place that everyone wants to be.

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