There are several ways to turn an outdoor space into a beautiful oasis that can be enjoyed year-round. Sometimes, people feel these spaces can only be used for spring and summer months, but nothing could be further from the truth. Decorating an outdoor space can be a daunting task for many, but hiring the services of a professional team can be an option to get that beautifully decorated outdoor space. However, if you like DIY projects, here are some simple and easy ways to decorate your outdoor living space during the winter months.
1- Use a Fire Pit
Fire pits are an excellent way to add just the right amount of ambiance while providing a basic need, heat. Gas or wood-burning fire pits are a wonderful feature for your outdoor winter decor. They both provide heat in the winter months and are a beautiful addition to your space. If you are budget-conscious, a wood-burning fire pit is easier to install and won’t affect your utility bill.
2- String Holiday Lights
Holiday lights can be used year-round and provide the elegant lighting needed for your outdoor space. Simple holiday lights can do the job quite nicely. When night falls, you will have a space that will be the envy of all your neighbors.
3- Display Candles
Candles are another way to introduce beautiful ambient lighting to your outdoor living space. They are a great way to incorporate elegance year-round. In the wintertime, candles can provide a beautiful glow that compliments a fire pit or holiday lighting perfectly.
4- Offer Cozy Accessories
Blankets, pillows, and outdoor rugs are another excellent way to turn an outdoor living space into a beautiful and warm living area in the wintertime. Blankets provide warmth while the pillows and outdoor rugs provide a way to enjoy the outdoors without feeling too cold.
5- Switch the Cushion Covers
Many people already have outdoor furniture. A simple change to your cushion covers is an excellent way to incorporate the feelings of winter. While this may not be an element that adds heat to your space, it is a smart and economical way to introduce fall and winter colors to your outdoor living space.
6- Bring Out a Heat Lamp
Heat lamps are a great solution for those days that are colder than expected. Not only are they functional but they add a decorative element as they come in different styles, sizes, and colors.
7- Install a Canpoy
Canopies are also an excellent way to introduce decorative elements into an outdoor space. Not only are they beautiful, but they can be functional while helping retain the heat generated from heat lamps or fire pits. Please remember canopies need to be big enough for open flames generated by a fire pit or heat lamps. Safety is always first.
Creating an outdoor space during the winter months can be just as fun and exciting as creating an outdoor space in the spring or summer months. While creating this space, take the time to think of all the activities you do inside during the wintertime and incorporate those activities into your outdoor living space. This will help inspire your creativity and ensure you’ll have a beautiful space decorated to your liking.