First impressions are essentially everything, and this is certainly true when it comes to the appearance of your home, apartment or condo. This is why homeowners these days are making it a point to do what they can to improve the curb appeal of their home in order to raise the value of their property. Is your deck, patio, stoop or yard currently in need of a quick makeover? Here is a list of a dozen ways to make your outdoor space look great!
Set the mood and create a cozy atmosphere for your outdoor oasis with the hanging of a few light strands. For the best results, you may want to have a professional install your outdoor lighting.
Stringing lights around your backyard, patio, deck or terrace is a good way to brighten things up with a soft glow, but an outdoor chandelier has what it takes to really bring the drama.
There is no question that a front yard or backyard always looks more appealing when it features at least a couple of trees. They freshen things up, provide shade and deliver dynamic dimension.
A tall brick wall covered in thick green ivy will give your space a touch of luxury without you having to dig deep into your wallets. It will also help add privacy to cramped patios and porches.
Another fairly easy and affordable way to jazz up the exterior of your home is by installing a canopy in a fun pattern or color to shade your patio, porch or deck.
Bring some movement to your landscape by installing some garden fountains. These outdoor fountains are available in a range of sizes, so you can mix-and-match them as desired.
A porch swing provides a place to relax, read a book and enjoy the weather, but it can also add to the decorative appeal of your front or backyard.
Who says tile can only be used in kitchen and bathrooms? Adding tile to your terrace or patio can instantly add a unique touch, especially if the tile is colored and detailed to coordinate with your outdoor set up.
Reupholster the cushions of your patio furniture with a fabric that showcases a vibrant print or design. Dainty floral prints are ideal if you are going for a romantic or vintage effect, while chevron and houndstooth prints are more fitting for modern arrangements.
Grab yourself some colorful pillows and/or outdoor throw blankets to decorate your patio furniture with. Since
bright colors can fade in direct sunlight, it's best to invest in pillow covers that are UV-resistant.
Wicker furniture is of course more common, but bamboo patio furniture is just as durable and actually more decorative.
Backyard fire pits are not only functional, they also provide a place for the family to gather and can be decorative if installed properly.
Hopefully these 12 ways to make your outdoor space look great have inspired you to spruce up your home's exterior!