When the mercury rises many of us emerge squinty eyed from our homes, ready to bask in the fresh air and sunshine. But also for most of us, our outdoor space has been neglected over the winter months and needs a little TLC. So to make the most of your time spent outdoors, be sure to make your space the best it can be. After all, the outdoors is a natural extension of the indoors – so don't forget to decorate! Whether you want to garden, entertain, or just relax on your front porch, the About.com team has got you covered.
1. Doors and Porches
The best place to start your outdoor decorating is around the front door. It doesn't take much and it will make your house look a lot more welcoming.
2. Deck and Patio Ideas
If you're fortunate enough to have a deck or patio check out these great outdoor decorating ideas and tips. Many of them can also be applied to balconies.
3. Landscaping Ideas
Gardeners take note! These articles are full of great info that will help make your garden go from drab to fab – no matter what the size.
4. Lighting and Candles
Light up your outdoor space (and keep the bugs away) with these great tips and DIY projects.