How To Make The Most Of The Outdoor Space In Your Property



Your outdoor area is one of the first things visors and passers-by notice about your property. How you decorate and maintain it speaks volumes about your personal style and way of life. Besides, if you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space in your home, why wouldn’t you make the most of it, right? If you’re looking for ideas to spruce up your outdoor space without having to break the bank, check out our list of six simple hacks that can transform your space from drab to fab! 


Invest in Ambient Outdoor Lighting

A simplest way to give your outdoor area a face lift is by investing in pretty lighting options. Not only does that improve the curb appeal of your home, it is also very functional when you have guests over. 


The good news is, there are loads of options in outdoor Ambient lighting to suit your landscape and preferences. If you have a seating area under a tree, go for some pretty under tree string lights to give it a cosy festive feel. For an old-world look, you could opt for an elegant chandelier under a gazebo. If your outdoor area boasts of a stone or wooden pathway, set up spot lights along the path for a resort- like feel.  Even a string of simple fairy lighting do the trick in brightening up your idea area. The options are truly endless and so tempting!


Set Up A Jungle Gym

If you have a bunch of jumpy toddlers at home, surely you know how important it is to dispel their energy. If your driving miles to get their outdoor activities done, it’s time you consider putting your outdoor space to better use. Deflect their attention from gadgets, puzzles or games at home to a fun play jungle gym in the backyard. 


Pick up a jungle gym that is age-appropriate and fits your outdoor area in terms of size. The safest bet for a weather-resistant material is either plastic or stainless steel. If you live in particularly cold weather, a sturdy plastic outdoor gym will give your kids the ultimate outdoor experience right in the comfort of your home! 


Add A Quirky Outdoor Rug

For times when you want to soak in the sun or enjoy you evening cuppa outdoors, nothing works like a cosy rug to lay on. Contrary to what most homeowners may think, laying a rug outdoors is actually possible, without having to run out at the slightest hint of a downpour. Go with materials that are weatherproof, braving either sun or rain. The safest bet from that perspective is a rug made from polypropylene or synthetic materials. Not only will they not dull out due to humidity or sun exposure, synthetic rugs can also take a real beating in terms of foot fall and still retain their Lustre. They are also stain-resistant and easy to maintain. If you’re looking for a more earthy fabric, you could also consider an neutral tones jute rug.


This rug can also double up as the best place to set up puzzles or homework for your kids. It ensures they get their dose of sun everyday, while holding on to the habit of sitting on their floor for play time. 


Grow A Vegetable Patch

Bring the goodness of health from your backyard to your dining table by setting up a small vegetable patch in your home. Go with this idea only if you outdoor space gets plenty of sunlight every day, and is deflected by strong winds of frosts either by your structure or a neighbouring one.


While this outdoor activity will demand a few minutes of your time every day, it is a great way to save on the kitchen budget a tad and learn the all-important art of sustainability. You could also get the kids involved in watering, mulching, removing weeds and even digging. 


Fret not, it doesn’t take a botanist to grow plants at home. You could start with vegetables that are absolutely easy to crop and are the ideal choice for most beginners. Beetroot, kale, cucumbers, greens, herbs, radish and peas are easy options for a first-timer. Prep your soil up by adding lots of natural compost, gypsum, and shredded leaves to increase its fertility. Sow the seeds, water regularly and soon you’ll welcome your own little crop! 


Decorate Your Fence

This is the most inexpensive way to source up your outer area. Spray some graffiti on your fence or decorate it with colourful art. If your outdoor area has a patch of greenery, you could even paint flowers and plants on your fence to vibe with your garden. You could also run up some creepers on your fence to make it an extension garden. To add to the overall colourful vibe, you could put up some artifacts on your fence such as an artistic wooden frame, a metal cycle prototype, a decorative lantern or even some potted plants rounding off to a vertical garden. 


Before you get down to painting your fence, do give it a through scrub to remove any tints or dirt, as this may affect the overall finish of your art. 


Set Up A Breakfast Area

Spend your weekend mornings lounging in the midst of nature by setting up an outdoor sit-out. You could either go all out and pick up an outdoor lounge that doubles up as the perfect spot to host your guests, or go with a humble outdoor dining setti. 


Either way, you need to make sure you make the right material and build choice for your outdoor furniture in Adelaide. In a city with fairly moderate temperatures throughout the year and no major extremities, your furniture needs to brave a bit of the sun, some humidity and even some chill. High-grade UV protected resin wicker furniture is the most suitable outdoor furniture option. 


We hope we’ve got you all excited about putting together a cosy outdoor space!

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