Achieve a Beautiful Backyard with these Simple Décor Ideas

Posted on 08/24

After moving into your new home, most of us can hardly wait for that first perfect spring day to sit in the backyard and enjoy the weather. Before heading to the store to load up with furniture and accessories, be sure to put some thought into a strategic plan. Size and quantity are extremely important as too much or too large will clutter the space making the backyard look smaller and in disarray. What you want to do is make sure you accessorize using the right furniture that fits your backyard properly. Decorating your backyard does not have to be expensive and by properly choosing your décor, you can have an outdoor paradise for an affordable price. Here are some guidelines to creating a beautiful backyard:

  1. Make a Statement
    Adding colourful accents can brighten up your backyard and is a fun way to decorate. Bold pillows in colours such as pink or orange stand out, especially when contrasting with a solid colour chair or couch. Another good way to make a statement is to plant flowers and herbs all around your backyard to implement more colour and a fresher scent.
  2. Add Some Light
    Brighten up your night by purchasing outdoor lights at any local store and place them sporadically around your backyard. Stringing lights throughout your backyard gives off a warm glow for a more elegant appearance. Save on costs by buying solar outdoor lighting. Solar lighting options are abundant and can include stakes, post caps, multi-coloured spotlights, or even solar powered sun bricks.

    Another way to illuminate your backyard is by installing a fire pit! The entire family will love this simple décor addition and it will surely be one of the major hotspots of your home. It’s also a great way to extend time in the backyard when the cooler spring and fall evenings roll around.
  3. Select your Furniture
    Having something to sit on while you are hanging out by the fire pit is an essential inclusion to your backyard makeover. Have that cottage feeling every day with wooden Muskoka chairs, benches, or a hammock swing.

If you love to entertain, plenty of seating is a must. Look at numerous options including high and low dining patio sets, sitting areas with chairs, sofas, or even rockers, and even curved benches with built in flower containers.

For a more modern look, add wicker couches and a glass table to sit comfortably in your backyard. Having a cabana, awning, or pergola, can relieve you from the sun’s rays and also allow you to spend time outdoors in the rainy weather.

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As we all navigate through these unprecedented times, please be advised that LIV Communities’ priority is ensuring the well-being of our customers, employees, trades, suppliers, as well as our communities.   As we continue to closely monitor the risks associated with COVID-19, we are taking all necessary precautions as guided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To support the well-being of our team members, we have adjusted to remote work schedules, remote and virtual meetings, as well as implemented social distancing and enhanced cleaning measures to ensure that our environments remain as safe as possible across our organization and within communities.

We have proactively set up all employees to be able to work efficiently in a remote environment, so rest assured, your phone calls and emails will be attended to. We are communicating regularly with homeowners on an individual and departmental basis.

Please see below for department updates made the morning of Monday, March 23rd.  As always, please feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] or 289.245.1300 for any general inquiries.

Head Office:  Although we have proactively set up all employees to be able to work efficiently in a remote environment, we are currently operating with rotating, minimal staff in the office. Our Head Office doors are locked and potential visitors are asked to email [email protected] or call 289.245.1300

Sales Centres:  Our Nature’s Grand sales centre is open by appointment only beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020. Please note that there is a 2 purchaser maximum allowed to each appointment time (and no children). We are also still accepting virtual appointments via video or phone call. To book an in-person or virtual appointment, please call us at 226.922.0354 or email [email protected].

Service Department: All service is temporarily suspended.  Emergency situations must be directed to [email protected], or by contacting 905.971.0786.

Site Construction Teams: All necessary safety precautions are being taken as we mitigate with an essential and limited crew.  As information and policies are rapidly changing, our site staff is working and communicating continuously with municipalities and trades as well as our homeowners to provide the most current information. For more specific information, please contact [email protected] or 289.245.1300.

Décor Centre: As of April 27th, our Décor Studio will be available for appointments for our homeowners. The Décor Studio continues to be closed for all browsing and visitors.

The wellbeing of our clients and staff are paramount and we are taking all precautionary measures to ensure we maintain the highest possible standards surrounding health and safety. We have implemented the following increased preventative measures:

  • Up to 2 adult visitors per home who are on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, per appointment. No children under the age of 18.
  • Plexi barriers have been installed at work stations.
  • Ample hand-sanitizer will be provided and increased frequency of disinfecting areas has been implemented.
  • Vigilant hygiene practices will be enforced during appointments.
  • Employees have also been reminded to take increased measures to reduce the risk of transmission of illness and to stay home if they are sick.

Our décor staff will also be screening clients when booking appointments, as well as prior to entry into the building. Individuals will be asked a series of health questions, as well as travel history.

If you are a homeowner with questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected], or phone 905.304.0471.

Thank you for your understanding and wishing everyone the best of health,

The LIV Communities Team