Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal June 2015
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Landscaping can add a lot of value to your home. From cantilever umbrellas to vintage outdoor lamp posts, the internet is full of great ideas for outdoor decor. The tricky thing is bringing it all together as a cohesive, tasteful whole that is stylish and practical.
Before you make any plans or set your heart on any specific idea, carefully consider your yard. Do you have a great view, or are there high walls all around? How does your outdoor area look from inside your home?
You don't want to make changes that mess up your view of the area from the inside, and you don't want to let the opportunity to highlight a good view go to waste. So you need a good feel for the area before you get started.
Take some chairs out to different places in your yard. It will help to get an idea of the experience of being in that part of your yard.
An unfortunate mistake you can make when revamping their outdoor area is paying no mind to how the area flows from one part to the next. Instead, the design must guide the eye in function from the moment you exit into the area.
Simply put, things must make sense. You wouldn't want guests to walk past all your flower beds every time they need to go back into the house. Things should make sense, and it must be clear how to get to different sections as you enter the space.
Many people think their outdoor area needs to be a garden, perhaps with a small patio and a BBQ place. But is that really what you want? There is no need to stand stubbornly to the traditional idea of an outdoor area. Many people now opt to use it instead as an extension of their home.
That means less nature favors bricked or tiled areas that bring the indoors outside, rather than the reverse. Nevertheless, it's a great idea for anyone who doesn't care for gardening and wants to use all the additional space.
Another trap people often fall into when redoing their outdoor area is forgetting to consider shade. Most often, that means that people have to add shading after the fact, and when something is an afterthought, it usually shows.
Rather, consider the lighting carefully. That way, you can design the area so that there is plenty of shading without accidentally blocking light from your home.
Like any beautifully decorated room, you need to decide on a talking point and centerpiece for your outdoor area. It could be an exquisitely manicured rose garden, a swimming pool, or a fascinating water feature.
The best way to highlight a centerpiece in an outdoor area is to make certain it is the one feature that is most visible from your seating areas, such as your patio or BBQ.