How To Use Outdoor Decor To Fall In Love With Your Backyard
By Backyard Bargain
If you’re looking at a pathetic excuse for a yard or just want a change, start with a plan. Answer the questions below to decide on your plan, and you’ll be on the path to creating your perfect backyard living space.
What’s your style?
Have you ever fallen in love with something, bought it and brought it home to discover it doesn’t fit in anywhere? With the extensive array of outdoor decor available today, this is your first and most important decision. Look at what’s available in backyard accessories today - the styles are nearly endless, and you may find something you’ll want to design your outdoor space around.
What do you use the backyard for?
This is the second most important question. Talk to everyone in the house and brainstorm together. You may want to keep the entire outdoor space in thick, green grass just for putting practice. Or you may want to have a play area for kids and another for entertaining adults. Do you cook outdoors, or have a green thumb? How about an area for your pets? Figure out what you want before you take the next step.
What color is your, uh, umbrella?
Or outdoor serving dishes? Or favorite chair cushions? Just because its outside doesn’t mean it has to be green - after all, flowers come in nearly any color imaginable! Maybe you’ve found a fabulous garden statue that decides the color for you - backyard lawn accessories are the best place to start. Remember to consider what’s already outside: siding and trim on existing buildings and fences, landscaping colors, maybe even the color of a
neighbor’s garage.Lighting - huh?
Don’t make the mistake of forgetting about outdoor lighting till it’s too late - it’s easy to forget when you think of the sun shining on the grass. But some of the best times to enjoy your back yard are in the evening. Plan for brighter lighting where you walk, cook and play, and softer lighting for entertaining and conversation. What about pond lighting - do you want lighting in the water, around it or maybe hanging over it? And don’t limit yourself to tiki torches: outdoor lighting options today are fantastic - you can choose from traditional wired fixtures, solar power, candles
and an expanded selection of torches, including a new table top design.
Now that you have the basic design criteria chosen, decide if you’ll need professional help for building, wiring or plumbing. Your local building supply store can help you find a good contractor.
Today’s outdoor accessories
make planning a backyard fun and exciting, and spending time outside truly enjoyable. So get started, answer these questions and you’ll be on your way to creating your perfect backyard living space!
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