Spring is around the corner and now is the perfect time to think about sprucing up your outdoors and creating a beautiful space to relax in when the gorgeous weather rolls around (hopefully soon!).
Not all of us have much in terms of land outside our homes, but even with just a bit of grass or a small patio you can make a beautiful and relaxing oasis for yourself.
When we come home from work after a long day, all we want to do is sink down in a comfortable chair and relax in the sunshine. We all work hard, whether we spend our day behind a desk in a business suit, as a nurse running from patient to patient clad in Grey’s Anatomy scrubs, or a busy mom with little ones at home, we all deserve a place to unwind and rejuvenate.
Here are several ideas and tips to create an outdoor paradise for yourself that won’t take much effort or cost you too much money.
Picking a beautiful patio set is the first step to ensure you will be comfortable while you chill in the sun. There is a huge selection of chairs, benches and even swings in all styles and price ranges to choose from. You can get a durable set of chairs and a small table for as low as $85, or you can splurge on a luxury patio set for $3,500. Adding an umbrella is always a nice idea to provide shade from the sun when it is at its strongest point; it also adds a nice look to your outdoor space. One thing to keep in mind, be sure the material is weather resistant and won’t get ruined from the outdoor elements.
Flowers and Greenery-
There is absolutely nothing like sitting in a garden of flowers to calm your nerves and relax your senses. Even if you don’t have the space or the right planting conditions for an actual garden you can still add beautiful flowers and bushes. Placing simple potted flower arrangements that don’t require a lot of maintenance (who has time to be busy babying the plants!) is a simple way to add in the flowers even in a tight area. Another easy, yet charming idea is to add hanging baskets with the flowers of your choice to your patio or deck.
If you want to enjoy your outdoor space after the sun has already set, proper outdoor lighting is something that will create that perfect, relaxing ambiance. You can go with simple bright fluorescent create a brightly lit space to beautiful outdoor lanterns to add a warm intimate feel to your outdoor space. Simply putting out some scented candles on your table will create a cozy and relaxing experience.
When times get especially hectic and stressful (especially in the dead of winter) we may feel like we just want to escape to somewhere warm and sunny like Miami, but that may not be all that practical. With these tips you may just need to escape to your own backyard to feel like you went on vacation.