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Create Your Outdoor Space

July 3, 2023

Sometimes one of the most relaxing spaces of your home is your outdoor space! If you have an outdoor space that you enjoy spending time in, these tips will help you to create an enjoyable and inviting environment. 

Define Intentions

Determine what you want to do in your outdoor space. Determine if you want the area to be a dining area, a relaxation space, a place for entertaining guests, a garden area, or something else entirely. 

Plan a Layout

Section functional zones based on your desired activities and preferences. Designate areas for dining, lounging, and perhaps a fire pit or a garden section. These clearly defined zones will add structure and functionality to your space.

Select Furniture

Find stylish furniture that is both comfortable and functional. If the furniture will be exposed, consider weather-resistance materials that can withstand the conditions. The easier the material is to clean, the better it will be for an outdoor setting. Keep in mind that you might want to store the furniture during cold or rainy periods, so strive to find something that is accommodating. 

Utilize Shade

Having shade in your outdoor space makes it a relaxing and inviting space. Consider adding shade elements such as umbrellas, awnings, or even a retractable canopy. If you’re willing to play the long game, consider planting trees that will grow into permanent shade structures. 

Consider Lighting

Installing outdoor lighting will extend the hours in the evening so that you can enjoy your outdoor area. To create a captivating ambiance, consider a mix of functional lighting, string lights, lanterns, or solar power lights. For areas where you eat, read, or cook consider brighter lights and softer lights for areas that are simply designated for lounging.   


If you want to create a lovely outdoor space, first determine what you want to use the spade for, and then keep these tips in mind as you begin to make the space charming and homey. 

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