As wonderful as structures and pathways can be, even less significant additions to your outdoor area can make a major impact when it comes to visual appeal and the overall milieu. When you have a general aesthetic or vibe in view and coordinate even the small details to contribute to it, you’ll be creating a coherent design that conveys precisely the impression you desire.
If you’d like to create a natural-looking space that feels like a getaway, you’ll want to keep colors natural and materials as organic as possible. Perhaps you’re trying to create an atmosphere similar to a mountain retreat, even in a small, suburban yard. You can help achieve this goal by welcoming guests with a dramatic yet natural-looking arch. Think weeping willows or arched bamboo stalks. The light and shadows that come naturally with such a distinctive entrance will help establish your motif. Pergolas stained in dark, natural hues can offer added shade. Pairs of Adirondack-style benches, swings, and chairs offer guests various places to sit and enjoy the calm.
Vibrant and Colorful
Perhaps you have a more cheery, colorful look in view. You can start with a single color family or a collection — or incorporate a variety! Flower gardens and vegetable gardens can help provide natural variety. You can help those colors to extend from ground level by incorporating trellises and hanging baskets for flowering plants. Of course, those will also help attract birds to your yard, which will add even more flitting pops of color. Other ways to easily add an abundance of color include shade sails and stenciling a painted mural on a wood fence. You can also go with colorful outdoor furniture or at least chairs with colorful cushions or pillows. You can, of course, extend whatever hue or hues you choose into the pool itself with fun pool floats and other additions.
I know, I know: we just talked about color themes. But this time, I mean “green” in the other sense of the word. You can utilize recycled and repurposed items to create an environmentally friendly space — which will, as it happens, be economically friendly as well. Repurposed items such as pallets, old tires, and more can be crafted into all kinds of things. From sand boxes and planters to benches and bird feeders, there are many ways to reuse items that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Fun-loving and Friendly
Whether you have kids or you’re simply a kid at heart, you can make it quite clear to those who enter your yard that you don’t expect them to just sit around. You can help make it easier for them to jump into the pool by creating a changing cabana complete with sunscreen and towels provided. In the pool, you can offer basketball nets, water guns, and other toys. A swing hanging from a tree can also send the message that you’re all about having fun!
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