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By Techo-Bloc • August 19, 2019

Adding Details to your Outdoor Space can have a Big Impact

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Small touches, big impact

Yes, huge water fountains and big garden features like this can make a massive difference. However, it is not always a case of the bigger, the better. In fact, you can make big changes to the overall feel of your landscaping with little effort. Sometimes it is those subtle touches that can really elevate the style of our outdoor spaces, making them much more enjoyable places to be in. After all, if everything in your garden has an in-your-face feel, all elements are going to be competing with each other, which can lead to a messy design. Instead, you need to look for small touches that can be added to your landscape in order to make your outdoor space a much more enjoyable and elegant place to be in. With that being said, let’s take a look at some suggestions to help you get started.

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Great design is born from the finest of details

Before we go into some suggestions regarding subtle changes that you can make to your outdoor space, it is important to recognize that it is the finest of details that make a great design. Yes, you can have those big statement elements. However, it is what is built around those elements that really creates the full picture and makes a difference. Details are not just details. They are more than that. They have the power to cause you to stop in your tracks and notice the finer things in life. Without the small little touches and fine details, a design is never really complete.

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So, what small touches can you add to your landscape?

There are many different options that you have at your disposal. However, one of the most effective approaches to adding finer details is to incorporate mood lighting into your garden. For example, you could add up-lighting on pillars, so when the sun sets your backyard will glow. Other options include drop lighting near stairs and you can add in-ground lighting. This approach enhances different elements of your outdoors, which is what these subtle changes are all about. Another option is to add a toe kick and recessed lighting under your fire pit makes a subtle statement. The best thing to do is look at all of the elements in your space, and ask yourself what small change would make a difference or make you appreciate that part of your outdoors more? It could be something as simple as incorporating a custom flower bed built with paving stones.

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So there you have it: some of the different ways that you can add little details and the latest subtle trends to your outdoor space in order to have a big impact. When we want to change the look and feel of any space - not just our gardens - we tend to assume that we have to make a real statement with a huge change. However, this does not need to be the case. Sometimes it can be the smallest of changes that really enhance the environment and provide you with a garden that is worthy of being in any landscape magazine. 

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