As we find ourselves in the month of love; shops and storefronts are overrun with red roses, heart-shaped chocolates, and life-sized teddy bears. Valentine’s Day spurs the feeling of appreciation and thanks for those around us.
Creating Intimate Outdoor Spaces
What better way to utilize the amorous atmosphere than to reinvent your space in a way that promotes the feeling of closeness and encourages more time spent together.
Invest in a space that you love, to further enhance your home.
At Creative Stone, we have dug deep to come up with five suggestions on how you can elevate your outdoor space in a way that will continue adding extra appeal all year long:
- Install a fire pit
Snuggling around a fire on cooler nights can bring partners or family closer together, with flames that burn as bright as the love we feel within. Adding a fire pit into your landscape is an aesthetically pleasing way to add that extra spark to your space, while also increasing the overall value of your property.
Our Flamed Granite Flagstone Range offers a flamed surface texture and sharply finished edges perfect for contemporary homes. Bring in some cladding to accentuate focal points and a textural element to the space. Make the space yours by allowing your creativity and personality to shine through with soft finishes and planting.
- Add a water feature
Typically revolving around romance, but also providing an opportunity to spend time with those we care most about, the month of love encourages us to take a step back to relax and reflect.
The sound of flowing water has the ability to bring calm and tranquility to a space and can be used to great effect in setting the mood of a space. No matter how extravagant or understated, a water feature is a subtle addition that can have a sizeable impact in your indoor or outdoor area.
Bullnose pavers are ideally suited for finishing the tops of water features and come in a variety of profiles and finishes. For a more classical and romantic feel our Cotswold Bullnose Range would be a perfect fit with their soft rounded profile and riven surface texture. Wanting a more modern and contemporary look and feel… look no further than our Flamed Granite Bullnose Range featuring a flamed surface texture and a more squared bullnose detail.
- Create a cozy seating area
If you’re truly looking to soak up every inch of your outdoor space, you may be looking for a seating space that allows for ultimate relaxation. Elevate the area with throws and pillows that offer both comfort and visual appeal. Adding an outdoor rug can add a sense of style, comfort, and warmth, and why not add a table for entertaining; filling your space with those that bring love and laughter into your life.
Flagstone pavers are perfect for outdoor use as they’re durable, non-slip and come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes to fit almost and design style. Matching bullnoses make it possible to beautifully finish off constructed seats and create a seating area with a difference.
- Ensure a beautiful scent
The possibilities are endless when it comes to adding your choice of colour-popping and fragrant plants. Add some intricate flowerbeds to deliver heavenly scents, or pot plants that overflow with greenery, bringing you closer to nature.
When it comes to highlighting your plants, flowers, and lush green grass, Garden Edging is your best bet, allowing you to divide your outdoor space; creating focal points which give your backyard a refined, finished touch.
- Set the mood with lighting
Lighting is one of the most important additions when enhancing the natural beauty of your outdoor space, and the options are endless!
Lanterns, solar lights, string lighting, and when the mood is right, candles to set a truly intimate scene. Lighting creates depth and dimension throughout your space and can be used to highlight its best aesthetic features.
And, just like that, you’ve transformed your outdoor area into a romantic haven; an investment you won’t regret for years to come. Remember, there is no need to tackle it all at once – start small and work your way up.
Focus on what brings you joy; the rest can wait.
Paving the way with Creative Stone
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