An Outdoor Oasis…

sea-holiday-vacation-tableOften times you hear individuals talk about interior design or interior decorating, but not often enough do you hear individuals talk about exterior design or exterior decorating. Some may think it is less significant because well, it is on the outside, but for creatives, it is just as important!

Yes, your gardner or landscaper can help to create a visually appealing exterior for your home, but what about the décor? An outdoor patio, if decorated properly, can act as an additional living space during the spring and summer months. It will not only be your back patio, but it can also be your outdoor oasis, getaway spot, or sunbathing spot.

Some individuals might question whether or not it would really be possible to build an outdoor living space for those who have a small budget to work with, or a small outdoor area to work with. The answer, is simple, work with what you have! If you have a budget of only $200, get creative and use your money wisely! Visit the second hand stores in your area and always pay close attention to the “End of Summer Sales” on outdoor patio furniture at your local home improvement stores. Another option for saving money is to sand, paint or recover the furniture that you already have. This gives your old furniture a fresh new look. For those who only have a small backyard area to work with, make the most of the space you do have! An outdoor oasis does not have to be a full backyard patio set, with table and chairs. It can simply be a comfy chair, some string lights, a side table and some weather-safe throw pillows. Just remember, your creativity is not only limited to the interior of your home. Think of your outdoor space as an extended living area, a private getaway or an outdoor oasis. The sky is the limit!

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