With the warmer weather outside many people find themselves spending more time outdoors, whether you live in the city, suburbs or country, in a house or apartment building adding just a few extra touches to your deck, patio, porch, or a rooftop area can easily create a perfect outdoor space for a private place to get away and relax, or a place to entertain a group. With some simple furnishings, accessories to add warmth and personality and the right color choices you can create a sophisticated, fun and comfortable outdoor space.
Some ideas include throw pillows, lanterns, candles, chimes, artwork, and table centerpieces, adding plants in pots, in the ground, and even on the structure can really tie the whole space together & make it stunning. Check out Flea Market Makeovers for the Outdoors for some low cost ideas or Handmade Garden Projects in our Lawn and Garden section. In addition, simple touches like hanging string lights can really liven up the place at night while providing great lighting to make the space inviting after dusk. String lights are a perfect way to add affordable lighting all over and are perfect for enjoying the summer night outdoors. Adding a fireplace or fire pit to an outdoor space is a perfect way to make the space feel warm and cozy.
Whether you choose simple décor touches or a total Garden Makeover to your outdoor space, the Lawn and Garden section at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is your source for books and DVD’s to transform your outdoor space to that perfect place.