How To Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space

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We can make our backyards an extension of our living room, and it only takes a bit of planning, expert advice, and design know-how to transform your garden into a stylish outdoor living room. So, whether you are looking to extend your living space or you just want to divide your outdoor area into zones, you’ll need some tips and advice on where to start.

In fact, if you are going to spend money upgrading your outdoor space, you may need to add some permanent structures like sail shade, pergolas, parasol, and fire pit, because this can add ambiance and encourage you or your guests to stay outside.

Here are some outdoor living room ideas you may want to consider:

  • Break up space with levels

If you think your garden is flat, you may want to consider adding some retaining walls since this can add interest and excitement to the space. Also, adding a pond in your garden will require you to excavate the area, so it is recommended that you use the soil to create other features in your yard, such as gardens. Always remember, reusing any material taken off your outdoor area is a good way to lower the environmental impact and save you a ton of money.

  • Create a seamless flow

Try connecting different links between the spaces in your backyard to enhance the sense of flow and rhythm. You can do this by using drifting key plants or palettes of hard materials between different areas to connect them visually.  

  • Extend the interior décor

You can easily extend your indoor space by dressing your outdoor living area with various accessories and furniture choices like woven rugs, armchairs, and cushions. You can also build concrete furniture, which is perfect for outdoor areas, especially if the space has no roof.

  • Define with boundaries and edges

To make your outdoor living area more interesting, you can add mixed boundaries with various plants and integrated sculptural elements. However, this upgrade may cost a lot of money, especially in larger gardens where the linear meter rates may stack up.

  • Illuminate your backyard with various outdoor lighting schemes

If you want an easy and inexpensive way of adding magic to your outdoor space, you can add festoon lights on your trees. This can add a dramatic and ambient level of light to your outdoor surroundings. Although putting too much lighting in your garden will make it overblown and tacky, so it is essential to find the right balance.

Overall, upgrading your outdoor living space requires planning and budgeting, although often a good clean and tidy up will make a big difference to your yard. You will need a professional and trustworthy contractor who can help you throughout your project. We encourage you to get in touch with a concreting company with a good track record in your area because they can provide you with the best results based on your expected budget and the design you envision for your outdoor living space.

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