Outdoor Décor Tips for Spring & Summer
If your outdoor living space needs a lift this spring but you’re coming up short on ideas, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ve put together some easy and economical tips to help you take your outdoor space from lackluster to lovely.
If you want to make your hot tub the focal point of your outdoor living space, using clever lighting is the way to go. Although hot tubs have internal lights to illuminate the water, tiki torches or rope lighting can be used to accentuate other areas of your spa installation.
Rope lighting is a great choice for lining the base of your hot tub or the garden next to it. If your spa sits on a deck or has a walkway leading to it, rope lighting can be used to line these as well. That’s not to say you should line everything with lights, however. Pick one element that you want to highlight so it’s not overpowering. White LED rope lighting is the most popular choice with homeowners because it blends naturally with its surroundings when not in use.
Tiki torches are another great way to add more illumination. Rather than using the cheap varieties available, we recommend upgrading to a higher quality version made of copper or brass. Not only can these be wired into your landscape, but you can also opt to use a bulb for light, which is much safer than oil.
2. A Water Wall
If you love the sound of running water and are also looking for an architectural element to add to your outdoor living space, than a water wall may be for you. Even if you don’t have the budget to buy a ready-made one, you can make your own for less than half of the price of a professional build. If you have some large, old frosted window panes kicking around, you’re off to a good start. If not, you can purchase tempered or frosted glass. You will need to build a frame and a base, so this project is great for DIY enthusiasts. For complete instructions, check out the blog of this Alberta DIY expert.
3. A Fire Pit
To balance out that great water feature, why not add a fire pit? A fire pit can add another focal point to your yard as well as give you and your family another area to kick back and relax. If you’re handy, you can build your own, but it’s a labor-intensive project. If you’d rather just head to the store, there are many reasonably-priced portable fire pits to pick from. When choosing a design, try to tie it in with the overall style of your outdoor living space for a consistent look. Once your fire pit is in place, arrange seating around it for comfortable evening campfires with your family.
Be sure to choose a safe place for your fire pit, keeping it away from wooden structures.
4. Hanging Plants
Nothing adds instant visual interest quite like hanging plants. You can hang them from your deck or veranda, on a fence, from a tree or from a wall. If you have a pergola over your hot tub or a wooden privacy screen, you can use them there to add a pop of color. There are a number of ways you can upgrade from the traditional plastic pot. Consider investing in elegantly scrolled wire baskets with grass liners or resin wicker with a plastic liner. If you like getting creative, however, look for some old enamel or metal colanders that can be used as a base. You’ll also need strong ropes, twine or chains to hold them up.
When choosing flowers, opt for varieties that will spill out and over their containers such as petunias, verbena or pansies.
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Calgary
If you’re thinking about giving your back yard a refresh this spring, get in touch with us at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Calgary. As the supplier of the best hot tubs and spas in Alberta, we focus on providing quality products and service to our customers. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor hot tub, hot tub steps or other spa accessories, we can help. Visit our Calgary showroom or get in touch with us here.