4 must-haves for creating the perfect outdoor space.
Now that the weather is nice and we’re all spending more time outdoors, it’s got us noticing that there’s some room for improvement after a long, harsh winter. Creating an outdoor living space that’s both beautiful and comfortable is our goal, because the backyard and patio are the new family room during the warmer months and even well into the fall. It’s important to outfit the space with elements that will give it a timeless and inviting feel for long, lazy afternoons or having spontaneous get-togethers.
- The Soothing Sound of Water
A garden fountain
is essential in beautiful outdoor spaces. Whether it’s placed in your front yard for curb appeal or the backyard to maximum enjoyment, we love cast stone garden fountains of all sizes. A classic tiered fountain will create a stress relieving ambiance and focal point on a patio.
- Colorful Outdoor Furniture
The Luxembourg collection by Fermob
is top-rated in design, quality and versatility. This huge collection from the famed French furniture design house includes all kinds of pieces to create the perfect space - tables and chairs for families large and small, rocking chairs and loungers for sitting and even a bar cart and bistro-style pieces for entertainment areas. It all comes in your choice of 24 colors for creating any look you want.
- A Stately Garden Urn
A beautiful urn and pedestal will stand out and instantly elevate the style of your garden even if it’s not the well-manicured garden of your dreams. Cast stone urns
and pedestals can easily be planted with annual or perennial favorites or even left empty for a dramatic effect. Cast stone has a porous surface, which will encourage it to age naturally and develop an old-world weathered look without any extra effort on your part. Bonus!
- A Whimsical Character or Statue
Whether to appeal to your inner child or your own little ones, it’s fun and a little bit mysterious to catch a glimpse of a bunny, gnome or other creature hiding in the garden. Keep a pair of regal lions or classic canines on either side of your steps for an impressive entrance. Or add some furry friends around your backyard for an enchanting escape.