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Give your outdoor spaces a spruce-up this springtime! Refresh, rejuvenate, and replenish your outdoor rooms with the following strategies, tips and tricks.

1. Add Seating

Add seating to your outdoor spaces to give them an instant refresh come springtime. Adding some seating – such as an elegant bench, simple patio chairs, or rustic wicker stools – is an easy way to inject a touch of decorative flair to your outdoor rooms, while providing much-needed areas for guests to sit and lounge outside, now that the warmer weather has arrived.

2. Don’t Be Afraid to Go Bold

Spring décor isn’t just about soft pinks and pastels! If you want to make a real statement this springtime, don’t be afraid to go bold with your choice of outdoor décor.

Instead of a soft pastel pink, opt for bright and vibrant orange – choosing a bold colour for furniture and accessories will give your space a cheerful pop of colour while celebrating the spirit of the season.

3. Install a Fountain

Add elegance, sophistication, and the soothing sound of moving water to your outdoor space this springtime by installing a fountain.

An stylish fountain provides the perfect focal point for any outdoor space, big or small, and is a sure way to create a relaxing ambience for guests and family members as they relax and unwind in your backyard.

4. Accessorize

A few well-placed, vibrant accessories can go a long way in bringing your outdoor rooms to life this spring.

A flowery spring wreath hung on the front door, colourful potted plants, brightly-coloured patio furniture, a hammock, some playful printed throw pillows, a patterned rug – the possibilities for outdoor accessories are endless!

5. Add New Lighting

Swap out your old lighting for brand new light fixtures, so that your outdoor space is as elegant during the evening and nighttime as it is during the daytime.

Choose a downward-facing light – such as a rustic sconce – for a more gentle, flattering glow, rather than the harsher glow of an upward-facing bulb.

6. Build a Fire Pit

Everyone loves a fire pit! Not only does it provide the perfect focal point for a rustic outdoor space, it oftentimes becomes the main attraction in any family’s backyard. And it’s not hard to see why! From huddling beside the glowing fire with a mug of hot cocoa, to roasting hot dogs and marshmallows with the whole family, a fire pit is the perfect addition to any backyard this springtime. Add a fire pit to the backyard of your home or cottage this spring with the help of our step-by-step guide.

7. Care for Your Garden

There’s no better way to refresh your outdoor space than with the very essence of springtime – growth and new life. And what better way to bring new life to your outdoor rooms than by giving some extra TLC to your flower and vegetable gardens!

Use our spring gardening guide to prepare your garden for the season of growing vegetables and blooming flowers.

If you don’t yet have a garden, now is the perfect time to add one to your outdoor space! Our beginner’s spring garden guide has everything you need to prepare, plant, and grow your garden this springtime. If you decide to go the vegetable route, use our vegetable garden primer to help you get started.

7 Ways to Refresh Your Outdoor Rooms

With warmer weather on its way, comes the promise of more time spent outdoors – and that means our patios, decks, and backyards will be seeing a lot more guests.

These tips are provided for information and prevention purposes only. They are general in nature, and Desjardins Insurance cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.

In Quebec, Desjardins Insurance refers to Desjardins General Insurance Inc. In Ontario and Alberta, Desjardins Insurance refers to Certas Direct Insurance Company, underwriter of automobile and property insurance.

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