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If you’re currently preparing your backyard for the season of outdoor entertaining, there are several ways to bring your space to life. Unlike a complete overhaul of your outdoor space which requires thousands of dollars, a few beautiful accents can instantly revitalize your backyard. With the May long weekend around the corner, keep these tips in mind as you prepare to host the barbecue or pool party of the century.
Contrast a wooden fence with multicoloured fairy lights and colourful pillows: You may have a traditional wood fence to separate your property from your next door neighbours, but there are ways to make this barrier appear cool. Adorn your fence with a series of delicately twinkling fairy lights for an ethereal finish. Meanwhile, funky striped and floral or leaf print cushions can bring your patio chairs to life.
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Turn to a metallic sunburst mirror, wicker seating and hints of ivory: For a resort-like space which instantly evokes the idea of a sunny getaway, think subtle neutrals and vaguely exotic influences. A gold or copper sunburst mirror is a perfect finishing touch for your backyard, while white metal chairs and a matching table seal the deal. If you want a comfortable nook to enjoy a book, look no further than an oversized wicker chair.
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Think luscious greenery to get in touch with nature: Although your urban or suburban backyard may be small in size, lively green plants can transform your space into a veritable park. Whether you use your backyard to host get-togethers or escape from a busy lifestyle, leafy greenery and hanging plants are a beautiful finish. Add a collection of small lanterns, a lounge chair and a tiny side table to create your very own secret garden, without leaving your property.