5 Tips for Creating An Outdoor Living Oasis
Research shows that spending time outdoors is good for us – in addition to getting your daily dose of vitamin D, just spending time in the fresh air can boost your mood, restore your energy, and enhance your creativity. With these five tips for designing an outdoor oasis of your own, you’ll be reaping the benefits in no time.
All things in balance
Organic materials like natural fabrics, stone and wood elements, and lush landscaping are a perfect fit for outdoor spaces. Pulling colors and themes from your interior design to use as outdoor elements helps bridge the transition between the two, making your outdoor living space feel like a natural extension of your home. Multiple seating areas can add visual interest and comfort if you have significant space or want to highlight a special feature like a pool or garden.
Keep things light
The right landscape lighting can take your outdoor living space from “meh” to magical. Whether you want to create an elegant atmosphere, shine a spotlight on your landscape’s special features, or just keep the party going long after sundown, good landscape lighting helps you make the most of your outdoor oasis.
Form and function
Before you finalize your design, put some thought into how you’d like to use your outdoor living space. Walking paths, water features, swimming pools, and outdoor kitchens are all popular choices when it comes to creating an outdoor oasis, but which elements are right for you depends on your preferences.
If you’d like to make dining al fresco a regular part of your routine, an upscale outdoor kitchen is the perfect way to make it as easy as possible enjoy a great meal in a beautiful setting. If your tastes run more toward pool parties or cocktail hours, you may want to forgo the kitchen in favor of more space for comfortable seating and conversation.
Consistency is key
Ensuring that all the elements of your lawn, landscaping, and overall environment work together can be the difference between an elegant outdoor living space and an overly busy backyard. Working with a company that can handle everything from landscaping design to installation, irrigation, lighting, and maintenance makes it hassle-free for you to create the outdoor space you’ve been dreaming of.
Make it your own
The single most important element of great outdoor design is how happy you feel when you’re there. Great landscaping design can add a lot of value to your home, but it has to reflect your style if it’s going to truly be your own personal outdoor oasis. Design trends come and go – creating a space you love is what matters most.
Frisella Outdoor Lighting is a full-service landscape lighting, design, and maintenance firm. If you’re thinking about building an outdoor oasis of your own, give us a call today for a free consultation and custom lighting demonstration.