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How To Create An Outdoor Oasis

 

As we head into the Summer months, now is the time to start thinking about creating the best backyard that you will want to spend your time in.  You want to consider what makes a space truly relaxing for YOU because in the long run you and your family will be the one spending the most time in the space. So keep reading to find out how to create your own outdoor oasis:

Clean It Up

It’s almost guaranteed that you will have a hard time relaxing in a cluttered, messy yard. So, before you consider anything else make sure to tackle the yard work that may be looming or the clutter that may have built up over the Winter. By conquering this before you start relaxing, you won’t feel like you have hours of work ahead of you when you look into your outdoor space. Also, by tackling one big clean at the beginning of a season, you will find that only minor maintenance is needed as the months roll on.

Consider Comfort Levels

When you think of comfort levels in your outdoor space, your mind may go to seating or choosing the best rocking chair for the deck. However, comfort is more than just somewhere nice to sit or somewhere to put your feet up. It also covers things like relaxing lighting, a way to cool down when the sun really shines or a way to keep warm on a cool evening. When it comes to keeping warm on those evenings, why not consider a Valor Outdoor Fireplace to really increase the level of comfort and add an eye-catching design that will create an extra inviting environment. The radiant heat will keep everyone nearby toasty and warm and it will extend those Summer nights so you can stay comfortable all night long.

Create An Inviting Space

It’s important to look at the area your working with as a whole and decide what are the key features that make it inviting. Is it a cluster of candles that give off a soft light? A wire basket overflowing with soft blankets that keep you warm when the day cools down? Whatever it might be, find a few items that make the space inviting, especially things that personally draw you in because you will be enjoying it the most.

Add A Personal Touch

One big difference in indoor and outdoor spaces in your home is that the indoor area will tend to have more personal touches. So it’s important to carry that theme to the outside and bring out some personal items to make it feel homey. You can add anything in such as a chalkboard for personal messages, your favourite throw pillows, or even a funny sign that encourages laughter whenever you enter the space. Whatever it may be, find items that bring you joy and remind you that this is truly a relaxing oasis created and tailored just for you and your family.

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