If your home’s outdoor areas are not inviting, or are just plain dull and boring, use these ideas to revamp your outdoor living space and create an inviting gathering spot or private retreat that you’re proud of.
By revamping your outdoor living space into a stylish extension of your home, you’ll not only create a welcoming space for friends and family to enjoy time together, but you’ll also increase the value and appeal of your home.
Start by reviewing ideas online and finding styles and designs that match your personal preferences as well as your home’s interior design. Think about colors for furniture, pillows, rugs and even plants. Decide how you will use your outdoor space and let that inform your design decisions. Whether you are designing the perfect outdoor party venue or just want your own beautiful private oasis, a little planning at the beginning will make the final results more satisfying.
(1) Tailored Furniture
Invest in high-quality outdoor furniture that not only resonates with your design aesthetics but also provides functionality. Think long-lasting materials, comfortable seating, and colors that blend the outdoor space with the interior spaces.
(2) Show Your Style with Color
Spruce up your space with vibrant pillows and rugs. They’re not just comfy but also add an instant dash of charm and personality. Make sure to pick colors and patterns that go with your furniture and umbrellas or other coverings to pull everything together for a consistent look.
(3) Luminous Designs
Research creative lighting ideas that can transform your outdoor area into a serene evening haven. Use LED string lights, contemporary lanterns, or even subtle ground lights for a warm, inviting atmosphere. Use portable LED lights to add light where you need it.
(4) Landscape Mastery
Professionally landscaped spaces can significantly elevate the aesthetic of your outdoor area. Consider incorporating stone pathways, elegant terracing, or even water features for a cultivated touch. Mix in some fun metal or ceramic artwork to add interest and a pop of color to your landscaping.
(5) Natural Beauty
Strategically placed plants can enhance the beauty and feel of any space. Consider incorporating a mix of perennials, shrubs, and ornamental trees to create visual interest throughout the year. You can even plant herbs for pleasing aromas and for use when grilling outdoors!
Coordinate flowering plants in colored pots and small trees planted in containers with outdoor fabrics including pillows, umbrellas and other furnishings to pull everything together.
(6) Warmth and Elegance
Whether you add a stately built-in fireplace or a tasteful free-standing firepit, introducing a heat element will make your outdoor living space inviting throughout the year. Built-in grills also add luxury and convenience to your outdoor space. They offer a perfect gathering spot for outdoor culinary adventures, from casual BBQs to gourmet dinners.
(7) Overhead Protection
Another way to revamp your outdoor living space is to set up a pergola, gazebo, or awning that provides shade, ensuring your outdoor space remains comfortable, come rain or shine. If that’s not a possibility, you can always get large free-standing umbrellas to provide shade where needed and keep important areas dry if it should rain while you’re using your outdoor space.
(8) Tech Meets Nature
For covered outdoor spaces, introducing an outdoor TV can merge relaxation with entertainment, making the perfect spot for game day or movie night. You can also set aside an area for lawn games. From bocce ball to cornhole, your guests won’t just be spectators, they’ll be part of the fun!
(9) Outdoor Bar Extravaganza
Another way to take your outdoor living space to a new level is to add an outdoor bar area. A bar can be an extension of your built-in grill area with countertop and bar stools or as simple as a portable table set up for parties and gatherings. Either way, it’s likely to be the central gathering spot.
(10) Art in the Open
To finish off the revamp, include outdoor wall art, sculptures, or wind chimes. These pieces don’t just elevate your outdoor décor, they also reflect your unique style. Have fun choosing just the right pieces to go with your personalized outdoor living area.
Most of the thoughtfully designed floor plans from Ecpon Communities include large windows that provide beautiful views of an included private courtyard from the main living areas in the home. With minimal or no steps between indoor and outdoor spaces, enjoying your outdoor living area is convenient and safe.
There are also options for a covered porch, screened porch or sitting room that connect the owner’s suite to the courtyard creating a peaceful, private space with natural light where you can enjoy your morning tea or coffee or read your favorite new book.
Our luxury single-family homes offer floor plans starting from 1,300 square feet to over 3,000 square feet with 2-4 bedrooms. Many communities include resort-style amenities and landscape maintenance provided by the HOA so you can spend more of your time doing what you love!
If finding a beautiful home you can enjoy, a sense of community and an active lifestyle are appealing to you, explore Epcon Communities in locations around the country and learn about the benefits we offer. Contact us to discover all the advantages of buying an Epcon home!