The Fire, Water, Shade and Earth Elements: These four elements will make for great guidelines for your outdoor decorating techniques. Incorporating these into your exterior spaces will give off a cozy vibe making your yards great places to gather and enjoy the company of family and friends. Find out how you can use these elements to make your home look terrific.
The Fire Element: Incorporating an outdoor fireplace is a great way to give your home a cozy vibe. Outdoor heaters, chimineas and firebowls are all great options when it comes to bringing the fire element to your home’s exterior. A wood burning fire in a custom built or pre-fabricated fireplace can provide an authentic smell making your space a cozy place to curl up with a good book or enjoy the company of friends and family.
The Water Element: A fountain can make your outdoor space a soothing oasis. Keep it simple with a tabletop fountain or get more elaborate with a professionally installed bubbling stream.
The Shade Element: Provide shade for your outdoor spaces with a gazebo or screened in porch that will protect you and your guests from the sun and rain. A palapa, or thatched roof can give off more of a tiki vibe.
The Earth Element: Giving your outdoor space an earthy look is a great way to decorate and it can be achieved easily using surrounding elements. Plants, rocks and natural materials will work well while trees, shrubs and flowers can provide updated decoration year round.
Extend the earthy look into the flooring with outdoor carpets or stone and wood flooring that are weather resistant, durable and easy to maintain. Add nearby plantings, mulched beds and stonework to make this look even more authentic.
Lastly, accessorize with furniture made with different grains and colors of wood that complement your earthy look. Get furniture that is comfortable and works well with the size of your outdoor spaces.
Your house is not only a beloved place to create memories, it is an investment in your family’s future. Do what you can to make it one that you will love and will last the test of time by making durable, convenient, attractive outdoor spaces that will be great for events and for increasing curb appeal. Then, enjoy lovely meals and terrific times under the sky.