Outdoor décor completes the design of your space. Therefore, it deserves equal attention. But the good thing is that you can achieve high outdoor décor standards without a huge deal of work if you use the right décor ideas. With creativity at the right place, you can transform any outdoor space, large or small, into paradise.
Here are a few tips that will help you understand how to make a backyard look good, no matter the size and landscape. Read on.
Take Your Home’s Interior Décor for Inspiration – The home and the backyard together should have a consistent style. So, make sure you use the materials used in your home in your backyard too – for example – dark pool tiles that may also be used in the property. This interesting backyard idea will help ensure a visually seamless flow.
Lay a Stone Path – You don’t necessarily need a garden to have a stone path; you can create one from the pool to the play area or seating area. Use materials such as stones, bricks, and mulch, and then finally decorate it with outdoor lamps or glow-in-the-dark garden sticks or rocks. This easy yet beautiful backyard idea is just a day’s work and will amp up the aesthetics.
Set up an Attractive Seating Area – Deck or patio décor is incomplete without a dedicated seating area because it is often the center point outdoors. So, here are some patio or deck furniture ideas that you can incorporate in your decor:
- Install a garden loveseat and armchairs in tones that go with the rest of the décor in the backyard.
- Use a lot of cushions to make the space look cozy.
- Place an oversized ottoman that can be used as a table as well as an extra seating space.
- Get an outdoor swing or a swing sofa that complements the character of your backyard or deck.
Create an Outdoor Mudroom – A mudroom is a functionally necessary space, especially when you have a pool, to dry dripping clothes or gear after a swim. But with a little creativity, it can make a stylish impression. For example, a sleek bench and hooks in similar color against a contrasting background will create a minimally aesthetic space. Add some pots, planters, and colors, and you will end up creating another attractive outdoor area.
Take Inspiration from the Surroundings – One of the best porch ideas is to build on top of what you already have. Let’s say that your backyard or porch has a rustic appearance. In this case, you can use outdoor furniture that blends in naturally with its natural landscape – for example – a wooden, unpolished table and stools made with a tree’s trunk.
Invest in an Outdoor Kitchen – Alfresco dining will take your backyard décor many notches higher. Some cabinets, a barbeque, and a minimal kitchen setup, and you will be good to go. Add high stools to use the outdoor kitchen like a bar.
Go Big on Greens – The best backyard deck decorating idea is to use plenty of greens since they lend a sense of peace and freshness. If you don’t have a garden, you can always install a lot of pots and planters around the seating area, alongside the stone path, in the outdoor kitchen, or even around the mudroom.
Use the tips and ideas above that you can incorporate in your backyard or porch and create a natural and comfortable space you can retreat to after a hectic day. Have fun decorating!
About the author: Vivek Agrawal is a global sourcing expert and has worked with and assisted clients with their sourcing requirements for 1000+ projects in his 15+ years in the industry. With the aim to fulfill the evolving needs and demands of architects, interior designers, project managers,and HNIs, he started Arcedior - the most loved, curated products platform with 50,000+ products from 500+ brands spanning 30 countries. Being a design enthusiast with an eye for details, he also started a group on LinkedIn called ‘Design Leaders Roundtable - A Collaborative Community for Architects & Interior Designers’ which now has over 4K members. In his free time, he loves to travel with his family.