How can you improve outdoor living?

You don't have to hire an electrician to add ambient lighting to your patio. Regardless of living spaces, indoor or outdoor, the key to any design is to have defined areas. Define your outdoor dining area with a pergola. Not only will it make your dining area more cozy for your guests, but the upper deck will provide pleasant shade on hot, sunny days.

Hang a few lights from the pergola for a finish that allows you to continue using the space after sunset. Add Some Greenery One of the best ways to brighten up the look and feel of the outdoor space, whether on the patio or in the backyard, is to inject some shades of green. By adding plants, the flowers give a landscape look to the space. If you prefer low maintenance, add some flowers and plants that are good for aesthetics and are also easy to maintain.

Keep outdoor seating to a minimum so you have room to move and you can always supplement it with folding chairs. The bright colors will give your outdoor space a unique and fun touch that will liven up the area even more. You can play a large outdoor space by using plants, paths and furniture to divide it into separate areas that serve different purposes. Whatever your style choices, make sure your exterior design works with your home décor to create a sense of continuity and fluidity.

For more tips and help expanding your outdoor living space, contact the experts at JT's Landscaping. If your outdoor space allows, make a privacy screen with foliage, using evergreen trees as arborvitae to create a green wall. A fire pit can help bring your patio or backyard together, create a fun family activity (hello, s'mores), and make your outdoor spaces more inviting in the cold autumn months. It also helps to take advantage of limited space if you're working on a smaller patio or other outdoor space.

To spend quality personal time or even family time, it is vital to create an attractive and entertaining outdoor space. A day bed in the backyard is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the outdoors. If your small outdoor space is missing a few tables for a furniture set, look to Mother Nature for extra surface space. The best outdoor living room comes in many sizes, colors and styles, taking into account the availability of space and comfort.

Enjoy pleasant afternoons outdoors while the weather gets cold by enhancing your outdoor space with a fire pit.