Outdoor Design Ideas

Sunny days and warmer nights are here to stay for a while. Now is the perfect time to pay more attention to your outdoor space and make the most of these precious warm weather months! Any space can be made a little cozier with these tips and tricks by House & Home, keep reading to find out what they are.

Add A Fire Pit 

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In Vancouver, some Summer evenings can still get a bit chilly. Dancing flames provide warmth, ambiance and offer a focus point to any outdoor space. You can find a beautiful fire bowl similar to this one at Rona.

Invest In Hotel-Worthy Loungers

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Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re on vacation in their own backyard? Investing in luxe loungers is the perfect way to entice complete relaxation. These lush loungers with cloud-like pillows designed in Vancouver by Sundays are the epitome of chic.

Add Mirrors

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Meredyth Hilton, a landscape designer, likes to use mirrors on the inner walls of cabanas to give them a sense of movement just like the one pictured above. Don’t worry though, a cabana isn’t necessary to create this effect! A distressed wood window pane mirror like this one from Home Depot adds the perfect shabby chic touch.

Use Sunbrella ‘Sails’ Strategically

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Hanging Sunbrella fabric is an easy way to offer shade and create a breezy ambiance just like the porch of stylist Jenn Cranston's Lake Simcoe beautiful home. Plus, it also has a sophisticated feel about it!

Go Big with Exotics

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Thanks to the addition of these two majestic palms, you would never know this cottage was in Ontario and not the tropics. Get your hands on some beautiful palms (Rona usually has a great selection) and keep the vacay vibe going.

Roll Out an All-weather Rug

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Durable — and often inexpensive — polypropylene rugs add visual appeal and texture to your patio in an instant. We love this beautiful rug by Urban Barn!

Light Stairways and Paths the Natural Way

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Lanterns and pillar candles not only provide ambience, but they're also useful when there's a shortage of natural light. You can give your outdoor space a warm glow with these Bed Bath and Beyond lanterns.

Install a Water Feature

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Landscape designers Brad and Meredyth Hilton's urban garden has a spa-like atmosphere thanks to this waterfall feature. The good news is that you can achieve a similar spa-like effect easily with the addition of a plug in fountain just like this one from Canadian Tire.

We hope you all enjoy the warm weather ahead and find inspiration from these wonderful outdoor decor ideas.