Now that we’ve put winter behind us, the great outdoors is calling. In the DC Metro area, townhome dwellers are seeking inspiration for changing up their outdoor living areas. When you’re ready to experience real natural beauty at home, Dream Finders Homes has some design tips for your townhome’s outdoor living space.
Whether you have a deck or a yard, your backyard can be a haven in this beautiful weather. You don’t need to blow your budget to create an outdoor living space that suits your lifestyle. See if these design tips spark your creativity.
#1. Put your glow on
You can’t always plan for a starry night sky, so improvise! String lights—electric or solar-powered—add a sparkly glow to your outdoor living space. You can find them in a huge range of colors and shapes, like stars, flowers, dragonflies, butterflies, or maybe flamingoes are more your taste. String them from your trees, railings, doorway, bushes, and container gardens. Use decorative solar-powered stakes. Line your walkway with lights. Hang lanterns. Unless you go full-out Clark Griswold, you really can’t overdo your exterior illumination.
#2. Spray paint is a wonderful thing
An easy way to refresh your outdoor living space is with a fresh coat of paint on furniture or accent pieces. Spray paint is available in a full spectrum of colors. It’s easy to apply to surfaces like wicker, wood, plastic, and metal. Turn an old planter into a blooming beauty! You can even get spray paint for fabric to change up your cushions. There’s spray paint that creates special effects, like stone, marble, mercury glass, crackle finish, and sea glass. Many spray paints have primer and paint in one, making it even easier to apply and completely change the look of your outdoor furnishings.
#3. Make it a real hangout
If you really want to hang out in your outdoor living space, add a hammock or porch swing. From basking in the sun to catching sunset and enjoying the night sky, you’ll never get tired of swinging gently in your backyard living space. If you don’t have a sturdy place to hang these comfy places to relax, set up a hammock stand.
#4. How does your garden grow?
You don’t need much space to have a garden. For townhomes, container gardens present just the right fit. You can find planters and pots in all sizes, shapes, and colors. The benefit of container gardens is that you can move them to change up your outdoor decor. Plant a garden for flowers, veggies, herbs, or all of the above! Pay attention to the amount of sun and shade you get on your patio, deck, porch, or wherever you’re planting so you match it to the plants that will thrive there.
#5. Al fresco rooms without walls
The sunshine that lasts from spring through fall in the DC and Northern Virginia regions makes it hard to stay indoors. Use your outdoor living space to add an al fresco space—an outdoor living room or dining room (or both). There are so many choices for outdoor furniture that you can match your exterior decor to your interior style. Don’t forget the decorative accents to complete the look, like pillows, throws, vases, and art.
East Quarter is coming soon to Leesburg, VA, with townhomes that range from 2,443 to 2,975 square feet of indoor living space, plus extended decks on the first and third floors, and an optional outdoor fireplace.
Foster’s Glen is our townhome community in Herndon, VA. These beautiful homes offer generous living area, with up to 3,100 square feet. Your outdoor living space includes a private backyard and sky lanai, with an optional fourth-level terrace.
Whitson Woods is Dream Finders Homes’ newest luxury townhome community in Stafford, VA. In addition to about 2,100 square feet of indoor living space, these townhomes include a private backyard surrounded by beautifully matured trees.
Woodlands at Goosecreek is a community of Leesburg townhomes nestled in a lush tree preserve with the natural beauty of winding creeks. From your townhome—2,250 to 2,350 square feet—head up to the rooftop terrace to enjoy your own part of the great outdoors.
If you want more from your townhome living in the DC Metro and Northern Virginia area, contact Dream Finders Homes.