Here in Ottawa, there is a lot of time in the year that we are unable to use our backyard. That means when summer rolls around, we want to be outdoors as much as possible! However, if your outdoor space is looking a little drab and tired you may not enjoy spending time there. Luckily, there are many quick and affordable ways to spruce up your backyard and have it looking brand new in no time!
Add life to your backyard space with colourful plants or greenery! If you don’t have much of a green thumb, you can purchase ready-made planters or window boxes. Choose fragrant plants such as lavender, lilacs, jasmine, or roses to have your back yard smelling sweet!
Think about what you use your backyard space for the most – is it dining or lounging? Choose furniture that will get the most amount of use and is best suited to your needs. If you have a small space, consider furniture that folds away when not in use.
Add colour and texture with soft outdoor furnishings, such as rugs and pillows. These items can be an easy and affordable way to spruce up your outdoor space as well as your existing furniture.
Lighting can create ambience and means you will be able to use your outdoor space well into the evening. Consider hanging up a string of lights for a romantic feel, or install solar lights to catch the sun’s rays in the day and turn on automatically at night.
Pop of colour
Brighten things up by adding a pop of colour! Is your deck or fence looking a little tired? Perhaps there is an exterior wall that could do with a refresh. Painting is a simple but effective way of cheering up a dreary space. Choose your favourite colour and go for it!
Add a structure
Provide a focal point for your deck or patio with an umbrella or gazebo. A structure such as this will also offer some protection from the heat of the sun during the daytime. Some gazebos come with an insect net attached, which you can roll down at dusk to prevent insects affecting your evening meal!
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