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Spruce up for Summer by Adding Outdoor Lighting, Color to Your Backyard

With summer right around the corner, many homeowners are looking for ways to spruce up their winter-ravaged backyards or patios.

The good news is it’s not hard to breathe some life into your outdoor space. With a few updates in areas such as outdoor lighting, color and accessories, you’ll be ready to spend those longer summer hours in a relaxing, entertainment-worthy getaway.

Here are four ways to get your space ready for summer:

Add some color

One way to introduce color in your décor is to switch out patio cushions and add new cushions in a bright pattern. You can complement these inexpensive add-ons with a bright umbrella, planters and an outdoor rug. Expect the 2016 Pantone colors of the year, Rose Quartz (pink) and Serenity (blue), to influence some of your color choices this year.

Introduce more light

One of Brandon Industries' courtyard-style lamp posts.

One of Brandon Industries’ courtyard-style lamp posts.

Backyards that resemble a dark cave aren’t very inviting. A courtyard-style lamp post light can create a warm and cozy feel with several different fixture options to suit your taste. Light up a path or illuminate a feature in your backyard with LED bollards, which are short vertical post lights. With these contemporary and energy efficient bollards, you will see your outdoor space in a whole new light.

Create a focal point

Outdoor kitchens are becoming a must-have feature in many homes and serve as an extension of your living space. If adding a built-in grill, wine cooler and refrigerator is not in your budget, consider installing a brick enclosed fire pit or even purchasing a stand-alone model. Add some comfortable chairs and you’ve got a cozy new space to gather. Water features such as ponds and fountains can also make a splash.

Plant some green

Freshen up your mulch and add some new plants to introduce more color and interest to your backyard space. Low maintenance, drought-tolerant plants and ornamental grasses are popular choices, as are annuals strategically placed in accent-friendly pots. To attract butterflies, try planting their favorites: snapdragons, daisies, pentas, asters and sunflowers.

Let Brandon Industries help with all your lighting needs.