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7 Ways To Add Zen To Your Outdoor Space

Stephanie Lanier

Stephanie Lanier is the leader of Lanier Property Group, an award-winning real estate team at Intracoastal Realty in Wilmington, North Carolina...

Stephanie Lanier is the leader of Lanier Property Group, an award-winning real estate team at Intracoastal Realty in Wilmington, North Carolina...

Sep 7 4 minutes read

In a busy lifestyle, it is easy to forget how important relaxation is to our health. Being mindful of your spaces can make a big impact on you and your family’s overall mood. However all spaces are not created equal, and our outside ones tend to suffer from the most neglect. These valuable spaces can be a great relaxation tool or an additional entertainment area. The following tips are all ways you can turn your outdoor space from dull to zen.

Create a Vibe

Music not only enhances our mood, but it creates an entire vibe when played. Outdoor speakers can help you achieve the ultimate relaxed vibe. You will find it might become the busiest space in your home with this addition. Make sure to consider where you are placing the speakers to avoid any problems with your neighbors.

Hang Lights 

Welcome your friends and family with some mood lighting. Turn an evening hang out, outside, into a magical occasion. Modern exterior lanterns and wall-mounted downlight are an attractive option. There is also a wide range of hanging porch lights to choose from. Any lights you choose are sure to add life and coziness, no matter the size of your space.

Invite Nature

Mother nature is one of life’s simple pleasures. There is nothing like being in the great wide open - but we don’t all have time to stop and smell the flowers. That’s why you can bring nature to you. From adding plants, to a small fountain there are many ways to create that serene atmosphere. Succulents, potted plants, flower boxes and fresh flowers on the table are also all easy ways to create this atmosphere.

Say No to Nosy Neighbors 

The goal is to decompress,  and the more privacy the easier it is to achieve this goal. Something simple like adding a panel can change the entire energy you feel when you are relaxing outside. Adding a retractable terrace or canopy will provide additional privacy and also offer some sun protection.


A New Dining Space 

Want to add another useful layer to your outdoor space? Create a new place to share memories and eat great food by adding a table. You will want to make sure it fits comfortably and there is plenty of space for seats. This makes the space a focal point of family life. Take it one step further by adding a barbecue or pizza oven, this will allow the cook to also join the party.

A Pop of Color 

It is known that the right color design can inspire entire mood changes. If you want to create a relaxing atmosphere consider adding pops of white, blue and yellow throughout your space. This can be done by adding decorative pillows or incorporating colorful plants throughout.

Give it Personality 

Don’t forget to add final touches with detailed pieces that scream you. Hang some art, add some scented candles or install a wind chime. For a rustic look, install a tiny bookcase and stock it up with your favorite reads.

Remember, this is all about what works for you. Reference these tips and put a unique spin on them. You will find that making a couple small changes, will result in an entirely new space for you to enjoy and share. Happy Relaxing.

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