We hope you’re all able to spend some well deserved time outside in beautiful, sunny White Rock / South Surrey. But perhaps your backyard isn’t all that you would like it to be. If that’s the case, check out this list of Westport Properties’ favourite ways to dress up your outdoor living area! Or you can always reach out to us if you think a whole new backyard is in order! We would be happy to help you sell your White Rock / South Surrey home and purchase something new! Please contact us if you have any questions.
An easy way to create and elegant and polished look for your outdoor living area is using a monochromatic colour palette. Use different shades and textures to create interest and plant flowers to complete the look. We love a white-washed wood table with white, iron chairs and lots of white blooms and greenery surrounding. It’s bright, fresh and clean.
The type of plants you use can truly create the tone for your outdoor space. Use it as an opportunity to get creative but be sure to taken into consideration the amount of light in your area and the room you have. Bamboo offers privacy and shade while palms can lend to a tropical feel for your space. Different grasses can create a beachy feel.
If a one-colour design doesn’t appeal, don’t be afraid to really brighten things up! We often allow ourselves more creativity and take more chances outside than we do inside so live it up. Chartreuse? Turquoise? Orange? Go for it! Just pick a couple and accessorize accordingly.
You don’t have to just stick to classic outdoor furniture… have a unique side table or trunk? Why not re-purpose it as a centerpiece for your outdoor living room? A trunk would also provide excellent storage for throw pillows and blankets. Just keep it under a covered area!
Want to bring some bright colours into your outdoor space? Try hanging some coloured glass bottles or some bright paper lanterns over your outdoor room. The bright colours will add ambiance during the day and glow from the lanterns will do the same in the evening.
Is your outdoor space smaller or contained? Bringing a mirror or two into the décor will add light and create the illusion of more space. Just be sure they’re secured somewhere that they’re less likely to get broken.
Vintage items are right on trend right now and surrounding your table with mismatched chairs is fantastic way to lend some interest to your table. Scour your local thrift or antique stores to find chairs you like. If you’re looking to bring some symmetry, try white-washing them all so while mismatched, they all work together.
Have a small, empty space that you’d like to spruce up? A simple swing with a few pillows adds a ton of charm to any outdoor area and is a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the summer weather! If you're thinking of selling there's nothing more charming for staging a home than a porch swing!
A very simple way to dress up your yard and bring shade and cover to an area is to create a white fabric canopy. Use a sturdy, canvas like fabric. A pergola is a beautiful way to hang it however if you’re not quite so inclined, use a white rope and create some angles for a beautiful yard cover.
Creating an inviting outdoor space is all about creating ambiance. Having a whole bunch of candles in different heights surrounding your outdoor sitting or dining area creates a soft, romantic and cozy environment. And exercise that green thumb! Plant lots of fragrant flowers for a bright, fresh daytime space.