The best outdoor spaces are designed to be inviting. However, many people tend to ignore this small but important fact. They think that they need to spend a lot of money to give their homes a luxe look. Not so. You don’t have to spend on infinity pools and marble statues to up the luxe quotient, you can achieve the luxury look on a budget. Give your outdoor living space the look of luxury with these makeover ideas.
1. Integrate the 5 ‘Key Components’
A badly done outdoor area will rob the aesthetic look of your home. Get a good plan ready before creating a great outdoor look. The five things that require your attention are:
Focus on these things before you chalk out your dream space.
2. All Eyes on the Entry
The first impression causes the most impact, so try and give the entry of your home the importance it deserves. Whether it is attention to the pathway, painting the entry in contrast colours or ensuring the entry to your dream space is fringed with exotic greenery, all of this contributes to your living space.
3. Make the most of ‘Versatile Spaces’
If you have a yard you’ve got to make the most of it. Add a grill or bar area outside where you can share intimate conversations with your friends and family. Add similar colors, textures, patterns and lighting concepts to create an illusion of continuity. The key to getting an expensive look is by focusing on minimalism.
4. Add Decor
One way of decorating your patio is to imagine that your outdoor living space is a direct extension of your indoor space. Add things like rugs, coffee tables and pillows to elevate the outside look. Use your imagination to add more, like coasters, candles and even lamps. And if you are worried about the weather invest in outdoor awnings or outdoor blinds.
5. Hang Lights
Any contemporary patio design isn’t complete without lights. When it comes to lighting, think outside of the box. Globe string lighting looks particularly elegant and there is something very festive about hanging lights.
You can try LED lighting that fringes on the landscaping edges or even on stair treads. This not only enhances style but also helps to increase safety. Adding spotlights on trees and shrubs also provide a manicured look to your yard.
Don’t go for too much colourful lighting as it may come across as Christmas lights and spoil the overall effect. Try and go for white and blue landscape lighting colours, they are conservative and a safe bet. They also add scale to space.
Adding these elements to your outdoor space will lend an uber-luxe feel to it. Your outdoor living space is set to transform forever, are you willing to go for it?
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