In: Design and Build

Spring is in full swing, and summer is not too far behind. Warm weather means you’ll want to take advantage of your outdoor space. Even if your outdoor space may be on the smaller side, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to enjoy it. We’ve put together some easy ideas for you to turn your small outside space into an area with a whole new personality.

The Sky Is the Limit

When it comes to small spaces, its best to think tall. Try adding verticality with taller items. Tall elements help to draw your eye up. Add height with a potted plant and eliminate the need to fill the rest of the space along a fence or wall.

Screen It

Frame a small patio with a bright lattice grill screen, which improves your privacy and gives a room-like feel to an outdoor space. A screen like this can serve as an outdoor wall, define patio space, and even help to hide plastic garbage or storage bins.

Add Some Shine

Outdoor lighting adds sparkle to an outdoor space. This is a must for every outdoor living space, but it doesn’t have to be extravagant. Simple string lights provide a decorative element for your outdoor room, and extends how long you can enjoy the space, even after the sun goes down. Use them to wrap a tree, hang as a canopy, or drape them down a table for a twinkling centerpiece.

Paint Your Floors

Designing a pattern on the floor is an inexpensive and easy way to tie together the look of your outdoor space. Give an old deck new life with a painted rug. Cover wear and tear with a fresh coat of your favorite paint color.

Your outdoor space is an extension of your home, and hopefully with these tips you can utilize the space that you have to the fullest. Interested in sprucing up that outdoor space even more? Contact Northern Craft Construction today for everything from patios and decks to walkways and exterior lighting.