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Trendy Outdoor Decorating Tips & Ideas to Try This Summer



A house with a nice yard

Is your outdoor space just not vibing with you anymore? Would you rather stay inside than spend time in your garden even when it’s warm and sunny outside? These are all signs that you need to try out some of these trendy outdoor decorating ideas and turn your garden into a summer retreat this year. 

Create a vertical garden

Are you one of those people who are constantly complaining that they don’t grow greenery because they have no space? You don’t need a lot of square footage to have a garden—just go vertical! A well-designed vertical garden will take up minimal space yet provide you with precious aesthetic appeal. Pick a bare wall or an empty piece of fence and go to work. Choose your pots and planters carefully so that they fit your overall design. If you wish, you can even opt for edible plants or spice herbs so you can always have fresh ingredients for your tasty dishes. 

Gravel road

Change your footing

Are you tired of constantly having to mow your lawn, fertilize it and water it in the summer? Ditch the wasteful grass and opt for something low-maintenance like decorative gravel. This new trend requires no water, no fertilizer and no mowing and will look great both in the summer and in the winter. 

Boost comfort with new seating

Outdoor spaces are perfect for summer entertaining, so make sure to provide your space with some cozy seating. If your old chairs are not working for you anymore, donate them or try to give them a new life. Sometimes, all you need to do to bring style to your space is put a fresh bold coat of paint on them and some new cushions and you’ll make a tremendous change. 

Garden lighting

Go hi-tech with lighting

Nations that are very into remodeling like Americans and Australians are massively tackling outdoor lighting. Australians are known to be especially outdoorsy and want to spend as much time as possible in their gardens, so it’s not a surprise that they choose to pay such big attention to outdoor lighting. With a good setup, you can use your space both during the day and long after the sun sets. So, if you’re looking to add some modern sleekness into your outdoor space, check out well-equipped lighting shops in Castle Hill and you’ll find all sorts of gorgeous lighting options. From minimalist sconces to LED path lights, you can find everything you need in a very modern, clean and classy design. These lights will give your backyard that trendy hi-tech vibe even if you didn’t change much in your space.


Add softness with outdoor rugs

Rugs are a great way to anchor a room and create separate zones. If they can do that in your living room, they can also do that on your patio. Look for outdoor rugs with a lot of summer colors and patterns to create a focal point of the space. Go especially crazy if your cushions are monochrome. 

Upgrade your planters

If you still have those flimsy pots, you and your plants deserve better. Large and eye-catching planters are super trendy today and they will not only have a real presence but also provide your plants with a better house. 

Arbor style entrance

Add an arbor to your entrance

If you want to wow everything stepping into your backyard, start with your entrance. Romance is alive and well in 2019, so add a touch of classic style to your space with an arbor. These structures are small enough to fit into any backyard yet create a huge effect, especially if you allow some flowering vines to climb all over it. 

Create a relaxing waterfall

Water features will always be trendy, but today’s fashion requires more than just standing water. Opt for a feature that will create relaxing water sounds and provide you with a beautiful backdrop for your meditation, yoga or mindfulness practices. If you have a small space, choose a hanging fountain, but if you have a lot of space to work with, you can go all out with a gorgeous waterfall. 

Pick any of these outdoor design projects and you’ll instantly change the whole vibe of your backyard. Even if you don’t feel any of these trends, they will certainly inspire you to find something you like and go for it.


Derek Lotts is a Sydney based writer and researcher, a regular contributor at Smooth Decorator blog. He writes about décor, gardening, recycling, ecology and business. He thinks all of these topics fall under the self-improvement category. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment.

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