Your outdoor space can play many roles. It may be an extension of your home and its living space, or it may be a relaxing oasis designed for peace and quiet. Perhaps you picture your backyard as a space for your children to play, or large enough that you can entertain all your family and friends. Whatever your dream, we can all agree that your outdoor area is often a reflection of your personality.
Creating a beautiful, contemporary outdoor space doesn’t have to cost an arm or a leg – nor does it require extensive effort. There are so many simple ways that can really maximise your time and space, going a long way to improve the appearance of your home and beautify your backyard.
Experiment with outdoor lighting
Outdoor lighting can really help elevate your space and it can be as versatile as you want it to be. When it comes to options, you have so many. From bamboo torches, fairy lights, modern LEDs or period sconces, adding lights is an easy way to add flair to your backyard. Whether it’s functionality you’re looking for, to light up a barbeque or dining area, or purely for decorative purposes, nothing highlights a space like a well-illuminated landscape. While there are many options if you decide to DIY, working with a professional outdoor electrician can help take your lighting plan and space to the next level.
Creative concrete paving
Stamped concrete is a sophisticated way to replicate other outdoor surfaces. It is commonly utilised to add an aesthetic, unexpected dimension to a courtyard, driveway, path, patio, stairs and much more. Your ideas can be the foundation for your design, with popular material replications including wood, stone, brick or even tile available.
Construct a vertical garden
Regardless of where you live, growing and maintaining a vertical garden makes the most out of the outdoor space you have. Often referred to as ‘living walls,’ these beautiful features add depth while adding plenty of room for foot traffic to your foliage-filled outdoor area. If you’ve got a blank wall, fence or balcony rail, you’ve got the canvas for a vertical garden.
Turn an empty patch of yard into a decking masterpiece
There’s something about a timber deck that appeals to everyone, particularly when it can completely transform your outdoor space. What was once a blank space of dirt or grass can be turned into the scene for countless get-togethers, holiday celebrations and barbecues. A good outdoor deck is the perfect combination of functionality and style, which is why they’re such a good investment when attempting to beautify your backyard.