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Outdoor Decor for your New Home

Sat, 26 May 2012 by Polycorp

With temperatures rising and summer less than a month away, you’ll be spending more time outside entertaining friends and family, barbecuing or simply enjoying the nice Nova Scotia weather.  Polycorp shares these ideas to improving your outdoor décor at your Halifax, NS new home.

Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home.  Consider adding a canopy or gazebo to create an outdoor retreat, or create an outdoor living room filled with an outdoor sofa set, area rug, coffee table and end tables.

Create a whole new backyard by giving your outdoor décor a makeover with new furniture.  If you want a cheaper way to accomplish this, simply change the patterns or color scheme on your cushions and pillows or repaint old furniture.

Enhance your Halifax, NS new home backyard by putting up a hammock.  They’re inexpensive and multifunctional – can anything be more relaxing?  You can use your hammock to take a nap, read a book or simply escape to a peaceful and relaxing place in your own backyard after a long day or a rough week at work.  And it works to enhance your décor when you’re not using it.

Garden art such as urns, statues, birdhouses, bird feeders, frog or butterfly ornaments and wind chimes enhance outdoor décor and add ambiance.  Humming-bird feeders are lots of fun - check out the ones at Lee Valley, they actually have one that mounts to your window with suction cups so that you can watch the humming-birds up close - because once the humming-birds have found you, they'll keep coming back and the kids will love watching for them.  How do they beat those wings so fast anyway? 

Water is a great way to create a tranquil environment.  You can plant flowers around your water fountain to add more pizzazz, or simply leave it as the focal point.

Hang up a porch swing on your front porch.  You can read the paper, sip your morning coffee, people watch or take in the sights of your beautifully landscaped yard.

Have you considered a little music?  If you're building new or renovating, you might want to think about wiring in a couple of outdoor speakers - as long as you consider your neighbours before you turn up the volume too loud.

Add another classical element, a patio heater, to spruce up your Halifax, NS new home décor. There is a wide array of patio heaters available which are perfect for keeping warm when you want to host an evening get-together and it starts to get chilly.  Careful where you place it though - the heat can damage deck surfaces so make sure you think about that before you start. 

Don’t forget about lighting.  From landscape lighting to lanterns to candelabras to post lamps, the right lighting fixtures adds character and sets the mood for your outdoor living space.

We do hope these outdoor décor ideas will help you create the backyard oasis you’ve always dreamed of.  Check us out on Facebook and like our page. 


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