Many people make a great effort to bring that special touch of nature and beauty into their homes by adding green space. Having outdoor gardens, terraces, and balconies can be extremely satisfying — allowing you to create an inviting atmosphere for yourself or anyone else who has the pleasure of being invited inside. If you’re looking to take your green space to the next level, here are 8 things that can add a nice touch!
Install a fountain or birdbath
Imagine stepping out into your garden and being greeted by the soothing sounds of water flowing from a fountain or a birdbath while colorful birds and other wildlife stops by for a refreshing drink. If you are looking to install some fountains in the garden, there are plenty of providers who can transform your space with just the right equipment. And if you’re more of a birdbath pal, you’re doing your bit to encourage wildlife to visit your garden, creating a wonderful opportunity to observe and appreciate the beauty of nature.
Plant vibrant flowers
There’s nothing quite like a garden filled with vibrant flowers to bring joy to your outdoor space. Whether you have a small balcony or a vast backyard, adding a pop of color can make all the difference to the atmosphere of your space. Not only do flowers add beauty, but they also attract bees and other pollinators, making them an important addition to any eco-conscious garden.
With so many beautiful bluebells, sunflowers, and orchids, it’s time to choose a type that suits your taste and get your hands dirty. You’ll be sure to create a stunning floral display that will brighten up your days and delight your guests.
Hang fairy lights and lanterns
Few things create as magical an ambiance as the soft, warm glow of gentle lighting. Let your creativity run wild, and experiment with different colors and styles to match your decor. Hang them from the ceiling, wrap them around the bedframe, or tuck them inside a vase for a unique and charming display. Especially if you’re looking to spice up a date night, fairy lights and lanterns are sure to set the mood. So, grab a glass of wine, put on some music, and bask in the warm and intimate atmosphere you have created.
Add comfortable seating
Picture this: a warm summer evening, a gentle breeze blowing, and the sweet sound of birds chirping in the background — now add to that a cozy bench or a comfortable chair to relax on! There’s no better time to spruce up your outdoor space with a little extra seating. Is it a simple wooden bench tucked away in a cozy corner, a hanging chair for a touch of whimsy, or a plush cushioned seat to sink into? Regardless of your choice, you’ll be sure to enjoy having a comfortable seat to kick back and unwind after a long day.
Place a fire pit in a central location
As the days grow shorter and the nights become colder, you might want to gather around a fire pit to stay warm and toasty. Placing the fire pit in a central location provides a practical heating solution while creating a cozy atmosphere that brings people together. Know that a crackling fire adds a touch of magic to any occasion — a BBQ night with friends, a chat with family members, or a summer party in the backyard. Why not make your outdoor space the ultimate hangout spot with a fire pit that becomes the centerpiece of your entertainment area? With its warmth and mesmerizing flame, you’ll find yourself spending more time outside than ever before, enjoying good company and the comforts of your own backyard.
Incorporate outdoor art pieces
Adding outdoor art pieces to your design is a surefire way to infuse some artistic charm into your space. A beautifully crafted art piece can create an artful harmony with the surrounding elements of your outdoor area, elevating the entire visual appeal of your space (and even increasing its property value!).
The addition of a sculpture or a mural in your outdoor area can be both playful and serious, classic and contemporary, just like the different types of art styles available. Have fun exploring all the possibilities available and find that perfect piece to add to your green space!
Put some music in the mix
Music has the power to uplift your spirits and bring some extra joy into your life. Just imagine an acoustic guitar or an upbeat party playlist playing in the background while you relax in your green space. The cheerful and soul-soothing tunes will add a more laid-back feel to your outdoor space. And if you’re looking for something more relaxing, opt for some calming music that will help you disconnect from all the hustle and bustle of the day. So turn up the volume and sit back while enjoying a peaceful session in your garden sanctuary!
Grow some aromatic herbs
The addition of aromatic herbs to your garden can bring a whole new experience to your outdoor area. Not only are they great for cooking, but their fragrant aroma can soothe away all your troubles and worries. Plant them in small pots to place around the garden, or create a raised bed if you’re feeling up to the challenge. Basil, rosemary, dill, oregano — the list goes on! Grow your own herbal collection and take pride in knowing that you are producing fresh, homegrown herbs without having to rely on store-bought varieties. Either way, having these pungent herbs around will add a nice touch to your green space.
With a few carefully planned additions to your outdoor space, you can transform it into a tranquil oasis. From a fountain or birdbath, adding relaxing sounds of water to vibrant plants and beautiful art pieces brightening up the space, these features will create a unique atmosphere that captures your essence. And what could be more enjoyable than warm evenings gathered around the fire with friends, illuminated by fairy lights, and cozy seating for everyone?
So get creative, get inspired, and make your outdoor space a beautiful retreat you’ll love to come home to!