Why Outdoor Decor Matters: 8 Reasons to Spruce Up Your Space

Why Outdoor Decor Matters: 8 Reasons to Spruce Up Your Space

Hero is a small urban patio decorated in a minimalist spin on the boho aesthetic by @elvi_decorhome on Instagram

Does your outdoor space feel drab and uninviting? It’s understandable. Even just spending time outdoors in our increasingly hectic lives can feel daunting, let alone making the time to remodel your outdoor spaces.

But I’m here to tell you that with a few simple decor changes, you can turn your backyard into an oasis of relaxation.

There’s a lot that can be done for the feel of the place just by adding some plants and accent pieces to your patio or porch. It doesn’t have to be a full revamp and you can still completely transform the aesthetic of this often-overlooked part of your home.

In this blog post I go through the 8 reasons why decorating outdoors is important, so read on to learn more about how you can spruce up your space!

1. Boost Curb Appeal for Potential Buyers

When the time comes to put your house on the market, sprucing up outdoor decor is not always top of mind; however, it can make a world of difference in boosting curb appeal for potential buyers.

Real estate agents know very well the power of arranging your closet by color or adding a statement throw pillow here and there, just for the pictures. Add to that a tidy, welcoming yard and just this quick makeover can give prospective buyers a positive first impression and help you get a competitive price for your home.

From upgraded landscape architecture to fresh paint on old shutters or doors, to tasteful exterior furnishings and accessories, there are plenty of options for drawing potential buyers’ attention.

One of the great options that people find appealing is to get stone fountains delivered that require no installation. These kinds of water features can often be used indoors or outdoors and add a sense of tranquility to any home. Embrace the opportunity—you have the power to turn that first impression into one that sticks with those who could be your future homeowners!

2. Increase Your Home Value

It is an undeniable fact that outdoor decor matters, not just in terms of your enjoyment, but also in how much money it can add to the value of your home.

According to a survey published in 2019, adding or improving the landscaping around your home can result in 5-15% added value depending on the area. Not only will it improve the overall look and atmosphere of your home, but you can reap the financial benefits as well.

So if you’re looking to increase the value of your home while giving it a nice facelift, consider sprucing up your space. Here is a quite ordinary, uninteresting roof patio in a not too fancy urban area. The space was decorated in the boho aesthetic with plenty of natural materials and some potted plants to give it the organic modern feel. This kind of redecoration is not expensive, but look at the result!

IG @hamburgdaniahoi

3. Create a Cozy Atmosphere for Relaxation

Not to overlook the benefits for yourself as the current resident, though. Creating an outdoor space full of cozy decor can be a great way to relax and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of life.

By bringing in pieces that make you feel at ease, like inviting outdoor furniture and landscaping that brings in some extra texture, you can set the scene for hours of restful relaxation.

If that wasn’t enough, sprucing up your outdoor space with appropriate decorations can also be a way to build a sense of connection with your nearest and dearest. Think soft blankets, glittering string lights, or a cozy fire pit – those elements can all create the perfect atmosphere for good company, inside jokes, and plenty of carefree fun.

Below is another plain patio in the boho aesthetic. The little reading area in the corner couldn’t get any cozier, but notice that it’s in fact made of transport pallets.

IG @mobilirebecca

4. Spend More Time Outdoors with Comfortable Seating

Have you ever wanted to throw a perfect garden party? Incorporating workplace outdoor seating is one way to make sure you’re able to do so. Outdoor chairs, benches, and other seating options provide the perfect spot to relax, reflect and work.

Whether it’s a patio, porch, or balcony space, you can easily recreate your interior look with deck furniture and invest in comfortable cushions for added coziness.

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Create a welcoming atmosphere for yourself and your guests by having an inviting place to enjoy nature’s beauty from the comfort of your outside environment. With enough attention to detail, you can have moments of restful relaxation without ever having to leave your own home!

5. Put an Eco-Friendly Spin on Your Home by Incorporating Plants and Greenery

Incorporating plants and greenery into your outdoor decor is a great way to add a natural eco-friendly touch to your home and make it a healthier, more inviting space. Not only do plants help purify the air, but they also provide calming, natural beauty that can be easily customized with different sizes, colors, and species.

You can choose plants based on their sunlight or water needs and pick ones that attract pollinators like bees or butterflies - all while you get to enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful, green setting.

Adding greenery to your outdoor decor is an aesthetic as well as environmentally conscious choice that gives you a stunning new look at the same time!

6. Light Up the Night with Beautiful Illumination

Adding lights to your outdoor space is a great way to create an inviting atmosphere and extend your living area into the evening.

You can enjoy dinner and drinks outside in the cool of a summer night, or embellish your outdoor space with festive decorations during the holiday season. String lights, lanterns, and candles can all be used to provide a warm, inviting glow - perfect for everything from dinner parties to family game nights.

Here’s another uncomplicated setup. A couple of retro-style chairs and strategically placed string lights turned this tiny balcony into a place where you would love to sit.

With the addition of some stylish illumination, you can take your outdoor decor to the next level!

7. Make a Safe Place for Your Kids to Play

If you want your kids to enjoy being outdoors, utilizing safe and appropriate play spaces is essential.

Creating a dedicated area for them to burn off energy can provide hours of fun and entertainment with minimal effort on your part. Try adding some kid-friendly furniture like a mini table and chairs or a sandbox to give them their special spot to play.

8. Add a Splash of Color to Your Outdoor Space to Brighten Things Up

If your outdoor decor is looking a bit dull, adding colorful accents can be an easy way to instantly brighten things up.

Adding vibrant colors or even just a little bit of the good black and white contrast to your living area can also help create a more inviting atmosphere.

A nice decor will make it easier to relax, especially when paired with some comfortable seating. For an extra pop of color, try planting some bright flowers or hanging up colorful decorations – you’ll be surprised by how much life these small touches can bring!

By incorporating the right elements into your outdoor decor, you can create a cozy, inviting atmosphere that you and your family will love. From comfortable seating to vibrant colors and eco-friendly greenery, there are plenty of ways to enhance your home’s exterior and make it a place where everyone wants to spend quality time. With some creative thinking and effort, you can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful oasis you’ll love.