One of the best ways to improve the use of your home is to create a comfortable and functional seating area outdoors. Define the seating area by starting with an outdoor area rug. This can also add a pop of color or pattern. Add some seating in the form of comfortable chairs, a sofa or loveseat and a small table or two to hold drinks.
Lighting allows you to use the space at night and when electricity is available, fans are also a great addition. For mood lighting, lanterns and candles are available in numerous styles and price points.
When defining your area, the most natural way to decorate is by adding plants, trees, flowers, vines and bushes. Non-plant materials can break up the space in the form of walkways, paths, gates, walls and statuary. These are great additions because they are permanent, low maintenance, don’t need to be watered and can be re-positioned if your needs change.