Unexpected Outdoor Styling Ideas From Yardzen’s Talented Team

Posted on April 30, 2020

Whether your newly installed yard needs a little personality or your outdated exterior needs a refresh, these genius styling ideas will give your outdoor space a whole new feel!

Inspired by what you see? Get started on your new yard today.


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Open Shelving for the Outdoors

Open shelves are in just about any new kitchen these days, but who says that a #shelfie is just for interiors? Enter the outdoor open shelf! Style with your favorite plants and weather-friendly decor!


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Up Your Curb Appeal With a New Seating Area

We’ve said it before: functional front yards are all the rage. To amp up your curb appeal, add some new chairs, like the Acapulco Chairs shown here from CB2, which are light enough to move inside for safekeeping. Adding a fireplace encourages evenings out front, which during the era of social distancing, is a safe space for interacting with friends and neighbors.


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Throw Blankets and Pillows Aren’t Just for FUrniture

You don’t have to buy new furniture to add style and personality to your outdoor space. Consider adding throw pillows and blankets throughout the yard to create unexpected seating areas, like on this deck. These decor elements also add pleasing pops of color and break up hard lines with movement and texture. Pendleton Blankets are one of our top picks for exterior decor—they are warm, timelessly stylish, and hold up to the rigors of outdoor living.


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AdD Raised Garden Beds

Adding a raised garden beds to your outdoor space not only brings the benefit of homegrown fruits and vegetables, but also, there are many stylish options out there that will give your space a whole new look!

You can easily DIY these trough garden beds. Order a trough, like this one from Home Depot, and just be sure to add some drainage holes at the bottom. Follow the directions in our Edible Garden Design Guide to get started with soil and planting.


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Kid-Friendly Touches

Gone are the days of plastic play structures! Adding kid-friendly touches, like tree rounds, chalkboards, and wood forts, add style and function to your outdoor space.

Learn more about playscapes in our 2020 Trends Report and find more inspiration in our Guide to Creating an Outdoor Space for Kids.


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Don’t Forget Lighting!

It’s easy to overlook, but lighting can completely transform an outdoor space. That’s why we include lighting suggestions in every Partial Yard and Entire Yard design. In addition to hardwired lighting, we recommend adding string lights, overhead hanging lights, and electric candles to your yard for evening elegance. Check out Terrain for beautiful outdoor lighting options!

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