It’s natural to flip through home magazines and marvel, with more than a little envy, at the gorgeous decks and patios.
But here’s a little secret: It doesn’t take a lot of know-how or a lot of effort to spruce up your own outdoor space. You’ll be surprised at just how far a few small touches can go.
For starters, invest in some inexpensive throw pillows for your outdoor furniture. If you’re going for a fun, contemporary look, choose bright turquoise or orange. And if that doesn’t fit your style, you can never go wrong with classic navy or red pillows.
Plants and flowers can also inject a bit of life into your outdoor space, but if you’re no master gardener then there are other, easier options. Add some potted herbs to your patio or deck. They’re easy to grow and they add a nice, fragrant scent. When they’re ready, you can use the herbs to help craft the perfect summer cocktail or to dress up your salads. Your guests will definitely be impressed.
Lighting a few citronella candles not only adds to the atmosphere, but it’ll also help keep the bugs at bay. You can buy them or you can even make your own colorful candles.
Try a few of these ideas and then you can put the home magazines down, sit back and marvel at your own gorgeous outdoor space. It’s not so hard after all.