Jul 24, 2023 | Ahalya Ravi

Outdoor Space Decor Ideas That Ooze Out Style And Make It Look Pleasant

Bored indoors? 

Step out to experience the change. Expand your living boundaries beyond the walls and make the most of your space outdoors. Decking up the outdoor space is more of an adventure than an art, as you never know what you will encounter at every corner of your yard. So, let's get on board!

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A Few Outdoor Space Decor Ideas That Ooze Out Style And Make It Look Pleasant Are-

  1. Set Up An Ornamental Garden
  2. Introduce A Comfy Sitting Place
  3. Dine Under The Sky 
  4. Introduce A Water Feature
  5. Integrate An Outdoor Fire Place
  6. Use Shade Structures
  7. Light Up The Night Sky
  8. Consider An Outdoor Cookhouse And A Bar
  9. Place Outdoor Rugs
  10. Build A Tree House

Incorporating these functional elements into your outdoor area can make it more homely and cushy.

Let's stroll down the pavement and find out the suitable features that we can add to your back/front yard for beauty and style to make it both pleasing and relaxing.

1. How Do You Decorate Outdoors?      

1. Set Up An Ornamental Garden:

Lily Beds: Raise lily beds wherever possible - pots, curbside, or any sunny spot.

Plant your lily collection wherever there is plenty of sunshine. There are various varieties. Pick the ones you love the most - thunder, cushion, tiger, Asiatic, golden ray lilies, etc.

Archway - Introduce these curvy structures that look magnificent in your garden area, making them an artistic trellis for decorative climbers and climbing vegetables.

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This vintage element is a must-have for your garden space if you can afford all the room it needs.

Explore climbing plants that will suit your archway and choose the ones that most appease you.

I personally love climbing roses for my archway. Other popular options are grapes, ivy, sweet pea, hydrangea, passion flower, honeysuckle, jasmine, bougainvillea, canary creeper, wisteria, and trumpet vine.

Imagine what a bountiful beauty your picture-perfect hanging grapes will be in your garden space!


Vertical Garden - Vertical garden is a stylish and eye-catching art and functional element.

Hide your ugly bare walls underneath - or build this green fence to cover open space and make your garden a secret place. The lovely green backdrop for your outdoor space is easy to erect and is a must-have for any garden.


Employ the use of hanging pots, ladders, wooden pallets, bamboo trellis, succulent planters, fences, or wall structures to support the plants and change the display level of your plants to the vertical dimension.

Create an elaborate vertical garden if you have the space and expertise, or at least a simple plant wall if you are a novice at making one. But try it, nevertheless. There is always a first time for everyone!

2. Introduce A Comfy Sitting Place:

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Relaxing on a couch outdoors after a day's work is bliss. The gentle breeze, the azure blue skies, and the opportunity to be surrounded by nature is priceless.

Furnish your outdoors with al fresco furniture - an outdoor sofa, lounge chairs, a rocking chair, or a hammock according to your utility and space. Utilize your patio or porch space for the lounge area.

Use weather-resistant furniture materials like aluminum, hardened wood, or plastic so they can withstand wear and tear and are long-lasting.

Decorate your furniture arrangement with cheerfully colored and quirkily designed cushions and throw pillows to make your furniture arrangement look inviting and cozy.

3. Dine Under The Sky:

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Dining under the starlit night sky can be such an exciting idea. The very thought of it will lighten our mood and fill us with joy and excitement. Do so often with family and friends.

Set up a stunning dining arrangement with a trendy outdoor dining table and suitable chairs to go along with it. To add a sophisticated touch to the dining arrangement, embellish your dining table with decorative table settings, tablecloths, and elegant centerpieces for a formal experience.    


Go more informal when it's just your own immediate family. 

4. Introduce A Water Element:

Add a fish pond, a fountain, or both together (a fish pond plus fountain concept) to make this water feature the centerpiece of attraction in your outdoor collection.

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If you choose to have a fish pond alone, install a submersible water pump. The water pump ensures that the water is cleaned and the oxygen level is constantly replenished.

The sound of running water is both soothing and calming to the mind. A small fish pond is a clever way of exhibiting brightly colored fishes in your garden space. It is also an excellent opportunity to add water plants with brightly colored blooms into your space, thus creating a scenic beauty with your water element.

When the time comes to replace the water in the pond, the highly fertile fish water can be used to water the garden, which boosts the yield of fruits and vegetables - aquaponics with a slight twist.

Enjoy and reap the benefits of having this self-sustaining ecosystem (the fish pond) in your garden, requiring very little to no care at all.

A fountain or a recycling waterfall can be an adorning addition - minus the fishes - for your garden space. Treat your visual and aural senses by lighting the water elements at night with color lights and enjoy the rippling and gurgling sounds of the water.      

5. Integrate An Outdoor Fire Place:

What is an outdoor space without the addition of an outdoor fire pit? Building an outdoor firepit is really simple. You can do it DIY.

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If you can't dedicate a site to building a permanent firepit, opt for an electrical or mobile firepit that is compact and easy to move around.

Here Are A Few Tips and Precautions For Your Firepit:

  1. The site of the fire pit should be at a place where your garden hose reaches.
  2. Always put off the fire completely after you are done with the fire and partying.
  3. Cover the fire pit entirely during rain and snow.
  4. Watch when children and pets are around the fire pit.

Huddle around the firepit in your lounge furniture with cozy cushions and throw blankets on cool evenings and enjoy the warmth.

6. Use Shade Structures:

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Install shade sails, retractable awnings, pergolas, gazebo, and pavilions for shade and sun shield. 

Temporary shades are made of UV-resistant and waterproof materials, while permanent structures are much more durable. They add grandeur to your outdoor area and offer shadiness during sunny days to relax and catch up on a nap.


7. Light Up The Night Sky: 

Here is an excellent chance to make your space magical and enchanting!

Illuminating your outdoor space is crucial - not just for decor purposes but also for visibility and accessibility.

Light up the walkways, patio, dining table, and all places you need to access. A well-lit outdoor area is essential if you want your time outside to be well spent.

Install light fixtures like lanterns, wall scones, path lights, wall-mount lights, and floodlights in your outdoors.

Also, hang decorative features like fairy lights, string lights, and other kinds of light for a charming appeal to your yard space.

Convert mason jars into trendy outdoor light decor.

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There are plenty of self-powered solar light options available in the market. The best thing about solar lights is that they charge during the day and shine at night, much like our moon and the stars. Though it is a bit on the expensive side, it is worth every penny. And it is the perfect light choice for outdoor lights. 

Did you ever dream about bringing down the stars? Well, here they are!

8. Consider An Outdoor Cookhouse And Bar:

Hosting a party is no big deal if you have the yard space, time, and an outdoor kitchen. A bar would be an added bonus.

A sink, a gas grill, an oven, an outdoor fridge, minimal storage space, and a trash bin are mandatory for a basic outdoor kitchen, along with a side burner. Proper lighting of the cooking area is also necessary. 

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Entertain your friends and family in this stylish and functional space, where you cook and eat while connecting with them and spending time catching up with each other.

Time well spent on a weekend - cooking, hosting, and enjoying!

9. Build A Tree House:

Though this feature is not for everyone, it is definitely a unique one for those with ample outdoor space. This kid-friendly place is a secret passion of kids and adults alike.

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If you have large trees that are mighty enough to take up the weight of a tree house and all necessary resources, go for this instant heart stealer.

If tree climbing tickles your fancy, it is time for you to construct this gorgeous wooden tree house.

This favorite hideout spot can be the best place to hang out and a perfect zone when you want to have some time for yourself.

And it can be an adventure playground for children to play with their playmates on a lazy afternoon, for which they will be more than willing to trade their gadget time.    

10. Place Outdoor Rugs:

With everything else in place, we still need one more thing in our outdoor area - outdoor rugs! 

Just like indoor rugs, outdoor rugs help us tie together each area. So, get an outdoor rug for the deck and dining spaces.

For the outdoor rug selection, opt for synthetic rugs like polypropylene over natural rugs like sisal, jute, or seagrass.

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When left outside to face harsh weather like hot sun and heavy rains, they withstand it much better than other rugs. They don't soak up as much water as the natural ones and quickly dry up, so go for artificially sourced rugs to define and decorate your patio and dining spaces with a touch of style.

2. How Do You Style A Small Outdoor Space?

Strategic planning and innovative thinking to utilize most of the small space are the key factors for styling a small outdoor space.

1. Flood The Yard Space With Lights:

Lighten the dark sky with string lights, lanterns, and other unique light fixtures to create a captivating ambiance.


2. Choose Light Shades and Colors:

To make your little area look open and big, choose soft or pastel shades of light colors for your outdoor decor pieces, furniture, and other accessories.

3. Employ Plant Walls:

Vertical gardening is the perfect solution. Rectify the shortage of space by making the most of the vertical dimension. Beautify your wall space by hanging pots, wall-mounted pots, and trellises. Maintenance and care are super easy.

4. Space-Efficient Furn:

Compact tables, stackable seats, foldable chairs, and furniture pieces are great options for small yard space. Foldable tables and drop-leaf tables are ideal dining furn options.

Installing built-in seating arrangements like ledges or benches along the railings or walls helps maximize the space. Multipurpose use of the same piece of furniture is also wise.


5. Maintain It Uncluttered:

Keeping your front/backyard space clutter free and minimalistic will help you get a picture-perfect look to your outdoor space.


6. Mirror Trick:

Introduce mirrors to make your space feel open and big to create an illusion of a larger area by reflecting light and garden elements.

7. Backyard Aquarium:

In a small space, adding a water feature may be difficult. But a fish basin or a bowl can be a perfect fit for your tiny space. Add colorful fish to your water basin and sit back and enjoy!


If you want to make your investment worthwhile, don't hesitate to invest in good-quality weatherproof decor items and furniture that will be hardy and long-lasting.

These tips are not your limit but just a guide.

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Attaining style and functionality in a compact space can indeed be intimidating and challenging - consider different ideas and design choices to find the perfect fit for your tiny spot. 


For a personal touch, follow your heart to spice up your space. It always works!





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