After moving into a new house, most homeowners want to make their guest areas more comfortable and inviting before having people over.
Upgrading your outdoor space such as backyard, deck, patio, or garden can be expensive, whether you make a small or large improvement. It’s also hard to turn it into a beautiful area in just a short span of time. Sometimes you need to hire a contractor for customized furniture or decorations.
Fortunately, there are now kits and pre-assembled furniture and decorations you can buy online or from a shop. Installing these will also be faster and cheaper than getting customized ones. It’s best to choose items that meet your needs, fit in the size available, and match your landscaping theme.
So to make your home ready in time for your housewarming party, here are some furniture and decorations you can quickly assemble or add to your outdoor space.
An easy way to bring color and life to your outdoor spaces are plants and flowers. These can help enhance the beauty of your guest area and there are some variants that also double as a natural air-freshener. You can also have a vegetable garden where you can easily source ingredients for your home-cooked meals.
Make sure to only get plants or vegetables that will grow in your climate. If you have space, you can go natural and plant flowers, shrubs, and bushes in your backyard or garden.
If you don’t, there are different sizes and styles of pots and plant stands you can get for your patio or deck. One way to save space is to create a vertical garden. Instead of having plants scattered around or a huge flowerbed, you can utilize vertical space.
One option for your vertical garden is this ladder plant stand. This product is durable and water-proof, so you don’t have to worry about the rain ruining it or be careful when watering your plants.
When you’re not using it, you can just fold and store it.
If you don’t have space in the ground for a stand, you can use plant hangers. This 4-set product seen above can be hung in your terrace, patio, balcony, porch, rooftop pool area, and outdoor garden. Now your plants won’t take up any space at all.
It’s important to have proper lighting in your outdoor areas, especially if you plan to have cook-outs in the evening. But aside for practical and security purposes, you can use lights to create an ambiance, illuminate a pathway, accentuate a landscaping feature, and transform the overall look of your space.
The product above is a decorative light that provides a soft and ambient glow. It’s solar-powered and automatically turns on during the evening and off when the sun rises. It comes with a hang ring so you can hang it on trees, porches, or pergolas. You can also leave it on a ledge or tabletop.
Since you don’t want anyone to trip or get injured in your home, you can install pathway lights to make your outdoor space safer and enhance the appeal of your backyard or garden.
The product above is solar-powered and automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn. It’s weather-resistant so you don’t have to worry about the rain ruining the lights.
Decorate your windows, walls, sliding doors, canopy beds, or pergolas with these curtain lights. It’s water-resistant and has a 10-foot cord so you don’t have to worry about the rain or getting an extension cord. The wire is clear, making it almost invisible during daylight and unnoticeable in the evening. It has eight different light effects such as steady mode, slow fade, twinkle, and more.
If you don’t have time to hire someone to install a water feature for you, you can get a kit or pre-assembled fountain for your outdoor space. Compared to huge fountains with standing water, these decorative fountains are safer for children and pets.
This product is made out of resin, making it light and easy to move around. You don’t need a water line since it comes with a reservoir, but you will need a nearby outlet to power this fountain.
Another decorative fountain you can get is this birdbath. It’s also made out of resin which makes it fade and rust-resistant. It comes with a pump that utilizes a self-contained system to circulate the water, but you will still need a nearby outlet to power this product. It’s easy to assemble since you won’t need tools to install it.
Why limit rugs indoors? Bring your indoor flooring out with a weather-proof rug. You can use outdoor rugs as a seating area or under a table to add colors to your patio.
This outdoor rug is made out of 100% polypropylene, making it waterproof and resistant to mildew and mold. It can withstand sun exposure and is UV-resistant to prevent fading and damage. It’s woven tightly to make it more durable but also comfortable to walk on barefoot.
You can place this reversible rug on your patio or lawn and it’s easy to clean. If there are spills or debris on it, you can shake or hose it to remove any dirt.
The product above is tightly woven with straws made out of 100% recycled plastic. The material makes it resistant to mildew and mold as well as ultraviolet rays to prevent sun damage and fading.
Don’t worry, it’s durable but still soft underfoot. It’s easy to clean, just hose off or shake any dirt on it. It also comes with a carrier bag if ever you want to bring it to a family outing, camping, picnics, or beach trips.