Update your Outdoor Space Without Breaking the Bank
Tips and Ideas for your Outdoor Living Area
Often enough, small changes can make a big difference when it comes to home décor. Same goes for your outdoor living area. Here are a few ideas that go a long way!
Does your deck look old and peeled? Winter rarely leaves without damaging our patios. As years go by, the paint starts peeling leaving your deck looking old and damaged. It’s a tedious process but completely removing the paint, sanding the surface and repainting will have your patio looking as good as new.
Changing your furniture isn’t necessary, simply add a pop of color. Find a pattern or color you enjoy and change your chair cushions, table mats, your parasol or flower pots and vases.
Add a touch of life to your walls. Vertical gardens are easy to install, using containers, pockets or large plastic or wooden wall planters. If you wish to make your patio more colorful and enjoy gardening, this is a perfect solution for you.
Choose furniture that serve multiple purpose. For example, bar stools that you can use year-round, inside and outside or a lunch counter that can also serve as a bar or BBQ prep table when hosting a party.
When it comes to outdoor lighting, there are tons of possibilities!
Have you thought about add lighting fixtures to your shielded patio set? If you have a structure overhead, a roof or a pergola, adding a light fixture could change the entire look. You can also add a ceiling-fan, allowing the air to circulate better and create a breeze on hot summer days.
X, our licenced electrician, has a few pieces of advice for you.
If you have a small patio and wish to stay on a budget, look into string lights, solar spotlights or LED candles. They are trendy and easy to install.
Think about what type of lighting you want before shopping. Ambient lights are mainly decorative pieces such as hanging lights or post lights. Task lights serve a specific purpose such as illuminating a pathway. Accent outdoor lighting are often used in a garden, to highlight flowerbeds or specific plants. Decide on your lighting’s purpose beforehand depending on your need. This will allow you to make an enlightened decision.