Being outdoors is a great way to relax, rest, and rejuvenate. Being around nature, plants, and trees calm us and helps us breathe better. It’s more and more common for people to have outdoor living spaces that are an extension of their indoor living space.
If you are looking for ideas to make your outdoor living space more inviting, here are a few suggestions.
A Fire Pit Creates Ambiance and Warmth
Fires keep us warm and brighten the dark night. Even during the day or in the evening a warm fire creates ambiance and an inviting atmosphere. There are so many outdoor fire options from a wood burning fire pit to a really nice gas fire table. You can find some great options at Godu tuin.
Have a Water Feature
Listening to the rain, a running brook, or a fountain is calming and relaxing. Nothing makes a space more inviting than a water feature. It could be a pond or a beautiful fountain or even a wall with a waterfall.
Use Texture and Color with Earth and Rock
You can create texture and color using different types of rock. A gravel area is terrific for high traffic areas and places where pets play. River rocks make wonderful decorative beds. You can also fill in spaces with red, white, or black stone to create color and contrast. Fill dirt can be used to create hills and mountains to add texture and contrast to your backyard wonderland.
Use Beneficial Plants to Enhance Your Environment
Plants keep us calm and help clean our air. Trees can provide shade and can make space look more prominent. There are also plants and flowers that can be used to attract butterflies and hummingbirds and to ward off unwanted pests.
Have a Fairy Garden
Fairy gardens are whimsical and magical. You can get kits or create your own unique design. The type of fairy garden you create is up to you and your imagination.
Statues and Outdoor Art
You can truly express yourself with the type of statues and art that you display in your yard. There are garden statues for every taste from cute animals to intimidation gargoyles. You can also create your own art using metal, antiques, or any material at hand.
Have a Garden Shed
Garden sheds are becoming more than just a place to store your tools and flower pots. People have been converting garden sheds into cute hangouts and reading nooks. A converted garden shed is like a playhouse for grown-ups.
Find a Unique Swing Design
A swing creates a beautiful place to sit. Swinging is calming and fun. You can have a standard wooden porch swing, a stand-alone swing, or you can attach a hanging swing to a tree or pergola.
Have Separate Seating Areas
Having separate seating areas makes your yard seem more significant and more organized. People enjoy having intimate places to hang out in different outdoor settings. These are just a few ideas that will make your yard more fun and unique.