Ever lived in a neighborhood where all the yards look the same? People have a tendency to replicate what everyone else is doing. You don’t have to join their bandwagon of plain and bland. There are amazing ways in which you can make your home a sanctuary of awe and splendor.
Build a Fire Pit
This is a great way to ensure that you enjoy your outdoor space even when the cold winter season sets in. With a fire pit, you will look forward to hosting dinner parties or having outdoor dinners with your family. There is something surreal about sitting around a warm fire at night in good company. Great conversations and hearty laughter are guaranteed.
If you opt for a fire pit, it is important to exercise safety precautions. Always make sure the fires are completely put off when done. Also, keep flammable items far from it and ensure heat sensitive plants are planted away from the pit.
Create a Feature with Running Water
You will not want to miss out on the calming effect of running water in your outdoor space. The soothing sound of running water has a therapeutic effect and is a sure stress reliever. You can choose to have water fountains or ponds. With a pond, you may go the extra mile and have a full water ecosystem with fish and plants.
This is an exciting venture where you allow your creative flair full expression. There is no limit to how much you can personalize features around your home; it’s the one place you are fully in charge. This may be achieved by personalizing outdoor address signs, welcome signs, street names and outdoor clocks.
Build a Gazebo
Gazebos are a sure bet when you want to accentuate the view of your home. They not only provide aesthetic beauty but also offer a place for resting and dining while admiring the view of your home. Its location should, therefore, be strategically chosen to ensure that it offers a good view of the most interesting features of your home.
Choose the Right Lighting for Your Home
It is important to ensure that the ambiance in your home during the day is maintained at night. A well thought out lighting method will ensure that all the artistic features in your home are highlighted and the home is properly illuminated. Some of the lighting techniques that will ensure this happens include downlighting, uplighting, silhouetting, moonlighting, wall-washing, and shadowing. For a few tips on choosing kitchen lighting, click here.
Create an Illusion of Greater Space with Garden Mirrors
In case your outdoor space is small in size, you can create an illusion of a larger garden space by using mirrors. To achieve this effect, place your mirror where you have a lot of plants and flowers. This is also to ensure the mirror is well shielded from direct sunlight. You can get as creative as you want with the mirrors by choosing artistic mirror frames. Related article: How to make a small bathroom look bigger.
Homeowners that win the coveted ‘home of the year award’ are ordinary people who allow their creativity to take full expression. Maya Angelou rightly said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have”. With the above tips, you can spice up your outdoor space and significantly increase the curb appeal of your home.