5 Creative Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Space This Spring

Transform Your Outdoor Space This Spring

A love of the great outdoors and the Aussie backyard is part of our DNA. The approach of the warmer months makes you want to open your home up to the outdoors, fire up the barbeque with friends and family, and enjoy a game of backyard cricket.

Tap into the ultimate outdoor Aussie lifestyle by showcasing the potential of your outdoor space to prospective buyers. The pandemic lockdowns brought to light the value of access to green spaces, fresh air, and sunshine. It’s no surprise, then, that property searches for courtyards, gardens and outdoor areas have risen by 35% in the past year.

With a little effort and a creative touch with must-have outdoor furnishings and accessories, staging your outdoor living space could be the point of difference that makes your home stand out from the pack. That bit of elbow grease in transforming any overgrown jungle into an inviting multi-functional oasis is well worth considering the boost it could give to your market price.

Regardless of the size of your outdoor area, professional property styling can transform a sprawling backyard or the tiniest of patios into an aesthetically-pleasing retreat that will be the envy of buyers.

1. Set the stage for Alfresco Dining

Nothing spells effortless entertaining like an outdoor dining area that seamlessly connects to the indoor living space. From two-piece bistro settings to contemporary outdoor dining suites, buyers will be visualising themselves enjoying a relaxing family barbeque, intimate dinners, or hosting elaborate garden parties in no time.

2. Add greenery

As well as reviving tired flowerbeds and herb gardens, frame your alfresco dining area with lush greenery in potted plants. Consider adding a corrugated iron planter box if you want to add a bit of rustic charm to the space, or cacti and succulents in concrete planters for a more contemporary low-maintenance look.

3. Create a homely atmosphere

Textural accessories work wonders to create a luxurious feel that emphasises the extension of your home’s living space. Consider placing an outdoor rug in a seating area to define the space and add a sense of warmth and luxury. Other homely textiles such as throw pillows on an oversized outdoor day bed will have buyers daydreaming of lazy afternoons relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine.

4. Less is more

The same golden rule of ‘less is more’ that applies to interior decorating also applies to outdoor living spaces. You want to aim for a clean, visually appealing, and uncluttered oasis. So… that quirky garden gnome you got as a funny Secret Santa gift a couple of years ago? Hide it or ditch it! Also, conceal less than aesthetically-pleasing elements such as garden hoses, over-exuberant vegetation or wheelie bins.   

5. Instant ambience

Features such as bistro lights and firepits look amazing in dusk photography by adding an ambient glow and illuminating garden features while also providing the perfect backdrop for outdoor entertaining.  

Contact us today to speak to one of our expert property stylists to discuss how we can enhance and transform your outdoor space into an entertainer’s delight. Book your home staging consultation and find out more information on furniture rental packages to get your home ‘sale-ready’ inside and out.

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