Is your outdoor space a little uninspiring? Maybe, deep down inside you would love to be known as the perfect host in your circle of friends, but you just can't get excited over inviting people over. You do not necessarily have to give your outdoor space a whole new makeover to create a more entertain-worthy environment though. There are many things that you can do and add that will have a transformational effect on their own.

Medium Two Tier Leonesco Garden Water Fountain

Medium Two Tier Leonesco Garden Water Fountain

Tiered Garden Fountains

Go from ordinary to sophisticated in a second with these beneficial and beautiful pieces of décor. Tiered garden fountains instantly make a space appear more upscale. They are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes to complement any space. Tiered garden water features create a soothing environment and help block neighborhood noise.

Garda Three Tier Pond Outdoor Water Fountain

Garda Three Tier Pond Outdoor Water Fountain


If you have a table and chairs, add slipcovers. Suddenly you have brand new furniture. This will give you the chance to try out that hot pink and tangerine color scheme you have been thinking about. While you are at it, get covers for your decorative pillows, as well. Maybe you want to experiment with patterns for a while?

Koi Pond

Any space will be charmed by the addition of a koi pond. However, it is important that you are prepared for the responsibility of maintaining it to keep your fish healthy and happy. A koi pond is ideal used as a natural border that sits between the patio and a planted area. The ideal setup is at least 1,000 gallons of water with a nice mix of rocks, smooth gravel substrate, and hearty plants. Koi live an average of 35 years, so this is a long-term commitment.

Bonsai Trees

You can have an abundance of flowers and lush plants and none will transform the space the way bonsai trees can. Add a few of these to the landscaping and suddenly your space has become one giant artistic display. If you live in an area with harsh winters, consider keeping the bonsai in dishes so they can be transferred inside during the cold months.

Decorative Rug

A rug has a way of putting a finishing touch on a room that décor simply can't do. Outdoor rugs are available in a huge selection of sizes, shapes, colors, and prints. They are nice enough to use inside your home, but durable enough to withstand the abuse of the sun's rays and environmental elements.