Achieve your ideal outdoor living room with these five tips

News at Howes Estates | 24/09/2015

If you are trying to improve your house to maximise its sale potential, or if you are just trying to turn your newly acquired house from Howes Estates into your home then paying attention to the garden can make a huge difference. Take a look at these 5 ideas on how to transform your garden into a space you won’t want to leave!



Have a seat!

If you’ve got this far then you no doubt like the sound of making the most of your outdoor space and socialising with friends, mostly into the evening with some wine (correct us if we’re wrong). So in this instance you need to remember that comfort is paramount.


Think about buying some furniture that’s suitable for lounging in as well as dining. Consider acquiring a gazebo because they’re always an awfully handy idea for offering you that much needed shade or protection from the drizzle. If you have a family then you’ll know how much children enjoy the freedom of the garden so lay out some comfy blankets and cushions so that they can sit, eat, and play, while reserving the big comfy seats for the grownups.


Light up the place

When it comes to lighting there’s a whole range of options you can opt to go for. Festoon lights, bigger sized lanterns, and fairy lights can all be hung around an area to create a magical atmosphere for cosy nights wrapped in blankets under the stars. Citronella candles can be added to help to keep those bugs away too.


Exterior design

Just like you would select a colour scheme indoors, why wouldn’t you do the same for your outside space? Make things a little easier for yourself by opting for a similar scheme/style to the one you’ve chosen for the interior. Get hold of some of colourful cushions and add them to the outdoor furniture for added chic appeal. The ideas here are endless and completely up to your artistic license.


Garden growers

You can utilise all manner of things that’ve been grown in your very own garden to spruce it up. A good example of this is to pick some lavender and make a lovely, scented table centrepiece. Additionally, you could wow friends with your culinary masterpieces that’ve been whipped up using fresh fruit and veg grown from your own garden.


Fire pits

We’ve put this one in as a bit of a bonus but if it’s doable then why not? Don’t go mad, choose one that best suits the size of your garden, because even the smaller versions can provide plenty in terms of heat and lighting. There are always the gel fuel versions to give you a lovely decorative option. What’s more is that some of them can even fit on a suitable table, which is ideal for anyone with smaller patios.


If you’re excited by the thought of revamping your garden but you see this dream happening in a property for sale in Winkleigh instead of your current home then why not contact us here a Howes and let us help this dream come true?




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