As the snow melts away and sun begins to shine, there’s nothing more that homeowners want to do than spend time in their backyard living space. Once it has been cleaned up and prepared for another season of use, you may see some areas that could use a little décor. In this article, the experts at our Edmonton hot tub store review some of the best décor tips for your backyard living space this spring and summer.
MAINTAIN A COHESIVE AESTHETIC
No matter your want, need or personal preference, maintaining a consistent look throughout your backyard can be very appealing to the human eye. When decorating your outdoor living space, try to create flow with similar colours, textiles, textures, and styles.
Take into consideration the existing water features in your backyard. If you have a hot tub or swim spa, you may want to take into consideration the colour of the shell and overall style of the installation. The look and feel of your spa can heavily affect the décor that you purchase to go along with it and extend your outdoor living space.
Looking to create a consistent and matching backyard look? Here’s a tip: add greenery throughout. By placing potted plants throughout your outdoor space, you can add life, character and consistency. Just make sure that all of the plants are green and avoid variations in colour. It’s easier to accessorize when everything matches!
While you may enjoy your backyard while the weather is warm, dry and enjoyable, that doesn’t go to say that the accessories in your backyard might have to endure some less than favourable weather from time to time. After you’ve fallen in love with a piece of furniture or décor, it would be a shame to have to say goodbye due to damage from the elements.
When shopping for décor, aim for products that are weather resistant and easy to clean. For furnishings such as couch cushions and throw pillows, an outdoor storage unit can help to prolong the lifespan and quality.
Add colour and texture to your outdoor hot tub or swimming pool installation with a variety of textiles. You may want to consider adding outdoor rugs, throw pillows, or couch cushions. For this spring and summer, you will likely see a variation of light and neutral colours, with accents of darker colours such as navy and blue. Natural is very popular this year, with rustic wood being incorporated for a more light, airy and natural look. This can be especially helpful for a backyard space, as it can really help to integrate your indoor space with your outdoor one.
A rug or carpet can really help to ground a lounge space or dining area with straight lines and bold edges. Think about the style and colour of your carpet in comparison to the furniture that it will be complementing. When adding rugs, think about areas where you might need to wipe your feet or place shoes, like near your hot tub steps or by a doorway.
Don’t be afraid to play with bold colours and patterns when adding couch cushions and throw pillows. These textiles are where you can really play with creativity and make a statement, while still adding character and letting your personality shine.
There’s no better way to add ambiance to a space than with lighting. With exterior lighting, you have many styles to choose from. Illuminate walkways and gardens with in-ground lighting, deck steps with stair lighting, an entire living space or area with hanging lights, and overhead lighting for swimming pool areas. Don’t forget your standard motion-sensing lights for safety and functionality!
Add a natural source of light for when the sun goes down with a stylish fire feature. Modern fire features such as fire pits, tables or fireplaces can add to the design and overall look of your outdoor space, while at the same time improving the functionality and enjoyment.
No space is complete without the little details. Take a look at our list of top 11 backyard décor accessories to help improve the style and function of your outdoor oasis:
- Potted plants
- A hanging outdoor clock
- Wooden signs
- Comfortable and stylish bean bag chairs
- Towel rack
- Muskoka chairs
- Throw pillows and blankets
- Bowls of faux fruit
- Hanging chandelier
A combination of these accessories can help you to create a personal and fresh backyard living space, complete with both personality and character. Of course, when finding the right accessories for your home and backyard, you should most definitely take your pool and spa into consideration.
Think about your hot tub accessories and pool cleaners. A unique piece of backyard décor could be a rustic or modern storage area to keep them tucked away safely. If your swimming pool requires a fence surrounding it, think of how you could incorporate it into the design and look of your backyard space. Fence lights, hanging flower baskets and even wooden signs can help to tie your pool fence into the surrounding backyard space.
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