Many people spend countless hours outdoors in the summer barbecuing, gardening or holding parties. Improve your outdoor living space. Perhaps, your lawn is lacking landscaping or you do not have a designated area outdoors to hold an outdoor dinner party for your family and friends. Creating your outdoor living space does not require you to spend a small fortune. Instead, you can create an area even on the tightest budget.
Shop your local garage sales, thrift stores and consignment shops for your outdoor furniture. You can find great deals on items that are gently used. When considering what furniture to include, take into consideration the state you live and your weather. Possibly, you want furniture that can withstand the four season’s even in the most dramatic climates or you don’t mind putting your lawn furniture away for the winter. Try to include a seating arrangement and a table or two to hold lemonade pitchers or food.
Create your “dining pad” by installing lawn pavers in your lawn. Pavers come in a variety of styles, colors and shapes. Mix and match them to create a unique patio. Decide if you want your pavers to hold all of your lawn furniture or just a few selected items. Lawn pavers are truly simple to use. You can either dig a small trench to lay the paver in or you can simply lay them on top of your lawn.
Add some color to your area with flowers and plants. Containers holding your favorite plants and flowers can easily move about your outdoor living space, as you wish. This will excite your senses while you sit outdoors and look at the colors while a pleasant fragrance radiates around you. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage outdoors.
Incorporate bird feeders and butterfly homes into your design. Waking up and hearing birds singing can immediately set the tone of your mood for the day. Well, that is, if you love the sound of them cheerfully singing in your yard. Place these strategically around your lawn and your seating area. Butterflies will have a reason to visit your lawn if you have a butterfly home inviting them there.
If you have children, create a space for them as well. Purchase toy storage bins for your children to keep their outdoor toys in when they are not playing with them. Possibly, you could include a small picnic table or a table and chair set specifically for the children. Children will enjoy having a space of their own to enjoy outdoors while you relax or entertain guests in your space.