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Family Gathering: Create an Ultimate Outdoor Space For Every Generation

Summer is the perfect time to spend outdoors, so if you have backyard space that you haven?t (re)decorated, it?s about time to make it look good so you and your family can have unforgettable moments there.

Also, everyone knows that spending time outside isn?t only about decoration, and that in order to have fun, you need to make your space free from all the annoyances that tend to bug us in the summertime. So, if you?re looking to create an amazing outdoor space, here are some tips to make it happen:

First of all, let’s get rid of the mosquitoes

How many times did it happen: you?ve planned a perfect outdoor dinner, you invite your friends and family, only to be annoyed by the constant mosquito bites? In order to have a great time outside, first you need to get rid of mosquitoes and other bugs. First of all, you should know that mosquitoes are attracted to stagnant water, so even an open bottle can be a breeding spot for these little pests. So make sure to get rid of, or at least, cover all the water surfaces, so they won?t be tempted to come closer. Plus, there are excellent DIY mosquito repellents that are also kid-friendly and free from harmful ingredients, so you can use them anytime. Also, it?s important to mention that some plants can release certain chemicals that can attract mosquitoes, and if you?re planning to eat outside, always spray the day before so your food won?t get into contact with a mosquito repellent. 

Add a lot of pillows for more comfort

In case you have seating furniture such as outdoor sofas and chairs, it?s important to make them as comfortable as possible. In that case you can add a lot of different pillows that can make your outdoor experience more enjoyable both physically and aesthetically. You can play with various shapes, textures, colors and patterns, and for more fun, you can even use them to sit on the grass during the fun family picnic afternoons. Since pillows need to be washed, it?s much better to choose oversized ones made of weather-resistant materials so they?ll be easier to maintain and wash.

Transform your walls patio for an ultimate luxurious feel

A lot of people have their backyards adjacent to their homes, so sometimes it?s necessary to do a bit more work regarding the transition from the house to grass, if you want to have a luxurious, but family friendly backyard. In that case, it?s advisable to transform your patio so you?ll be able to create an elegant and stunning vibe. You can take it a step further and hire professionals that can install robust and flexible cobblestones for classic and fancy look. It’s also time-efficient so if you?re considering giving your backyard a makeover, then this is a perfect solution.

Have a stylish fireplace

Spending time outdoors doesn?t have to be reserved for summertime, so it?s important to keep yourself and your family warm even during the cool evenings. In that case, an outdoor fireplace can be of great help, and it can also make your backyard look stylish and a bit expensive. Whether you choose a fire bowl or a brick outdoor fireplace, always make sure that your children are safe from fire. Also, there?s nothing more soothing than spending some alone-time wrapped in a cozy blanket with a cup of tea on a cold evening while your kids are already safely tucked in their beds.

In conclusion, there are many styles that can make your outdoor space come to life, but it?s also important to know what you want to achieve, so you?ll be able to search for the right furniture and design ideas. Realistic expectations are also important, as some backyards require more maintenance than the others. Always ask questions before opting for a certain solution because you don?t want to spend most of your free time raking, scrubbing and cleaning, if you don?t have to. If you decide to opt for a lot of plants, it?s important to know that some plants require a lot of care, so choosing succulents and other low-maintenance flowers may be more appropriate choice. 

Tracey Clayton is a working mom of three girls. She?s passionate about fashion, home d?cor and healthy living. Her motto is: ?Live the life you love, love the life you live.?