5 Creative Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Space

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Heather Jones
Heather Jones
I'm Heather, an author passionate about home improvements. My writing is your guide to making homes better. Let's explore easy ways to enhance your living spaces, from small fixes to exciting projects. Join me on a journey of making your house a cozy and stylish haven.

As we begin to approach the warmer months, there is no better time to think about what to do with your outdoor space. Our outdoor areas often get overlooked when we redesign our homes, but they have so much potential. Whether you use your space for entertaining guests or simply want a peaceful respite, the possibilities are endless when it comes to designing outdoor spaces. 

This list provides 5 creative ideas that will help create an outdoor space that you’ll never want to leave. 


Good landscaping can transform any backyard. Whether you simply want to smooth your terrain or do something more creative, landscaping a garden can give you a lot to work with. A well landscaped area acts as a fresh blank canvas and provides great inspiration. Right now, sunken outdoor areas are making a comeback and can create a really chic look.

Introduce a Patio

A patio or deck is fantastic start for inspiring unique outdoor living area design ideas. A well-designed patio that perfectly fits your space can create the basis for a beautiful living and entertaining space. Consult a designer to get the perfectly fitted patio or deck. Add the right furniture and use the space well, and everyone will want to hang out in the space you’ve created. 

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Curate a Green Paradise

A great way to spruce up an outdoor space is by introducing greenery and a variety of plants. It doesn’t have to take over your whole space, but a little green paradise looks beautiful. Try your hand at beginning a garden of your own. Raised or vertical garden beds are very on-trend right now and work well in smaller spaces. If you’re not so inclined to get your hands dirty, some low-maintenance potted plants can do the trick nicely. 

Try Outdoor Lighting

The right lighting is what really makes any space shine. If you plan to use your outdoor space after dark this is absolutely key. You can start simple with some raised string lights over your living area or hang a few boho lanterns to create beautiful ambient lighting. If you’re feeling creative, you can even make your own solar-powered jar lights for a rustic feel that is also environmentally friendly. 

Coordinate the Furniture

We frequently try to coordinate the furniture inside our homes, but outdoors we have a tendency to collect furniture over the years that doesn’t necessarily work together as well as it should.  Start with a color scheme or a general theme and work from there. Once you have an idea in mind, make sure you stick to that look. Intentionally mismatched bohemian furnishings are very popular right now, or for a more modern look, focus on clean lines and block colors. 

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Whatever your outdoor space looks like now, a few simple steps can totally transform the area. You can keep it as simple as adding a few lights and plants, or to really transform your look collaborate with a designer to landscape and introduce a patio. With a newly designed pace, the possibilities are endless for you to curate a beautiful and unique outdoor living space. 

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