Has your home’s outdoor living space seen better days or are you wanting to simply give it a facelift before summer arrives? Chances are that you may not know where to start – especially with summer arriving in just a few weeks.

Here are seven ways in which you can update your outdoor living space:

Install New Lighting

This is by far the easiest way to enhance the appearance of your outdoor living area and several weatherproof fixtures are available nowadays. If your patio area is small, a simple set of string lights will work wonders. A larger area can be lit up with slightly bigger fittings – and in many cases, solar options are now available.

New Accents Make a Difference

Is your budget super tight at the moment? If so, replacing accents such as seat cushions and throws can make a huge difference in improving the appearance and vibe of your patio area – without breaking the bank. Ensure that waterproof fabrics are chosen, as this will help them last longer.

Add Some Shade and Privacy

If you are looking for a way to bring some shade to your patio or deck but still want to see the stars at night, consider adding a pergola.  Adding a pergola also makes it easy to add curtains to any side of your outdoor space to provide more privacy when needed.

Add an Area Rug

Adding an area rug to your outdoor living space will help give it a brand-new look at a cost-effective price. If money is tight, purchasing a cheap stencil and some spray paint will give even the plainest rug a fabulous facelift.

Decorate your Deck

Has your deck surface seen better days? Instead of replacing it or covering it with a boring coat of plain varnish, why not stencil a design on it and paint it with weatherproof paint instead? Your imagination is the limit here and it’s a project that you can allow the kids to help with as well.

Create a Cool Fire Pit Cover

Virtually no one will want to sit around a fire pit on a scorching summer day – unless, of course, you have the grate do double duty by painting a board game surface on the top side of it. Family and friends will still be able to gather around the fire pit and spend quality time together this way.

Clear Away Clutter

Before inviting guests over, ensure that all clutter such as garden tools, unused outdoor toys, and anything else that doesn’t belong in your yard is packed away. If you don’t have a garage, consider using seating that doubles up as storage space for this purpose.

Preparing your outdoor living area for the upcoming summer season need not cost a lot. In fact, some of the more affordable updates will often provide the most visual appeal. If you’re looking to expand your outdoor living space and aren’t sure how to get started, get in touch with us today.