Outdoor structures are essential for creating functional space in your outdoor areas. However, many people find it difficult to make their outdoor structures blend or merge with the other elements of their landscaping.
Here at SA Paramount Co. Inc., our team has over 40 years of experience creating cohesive and harmonious outdoor spaces. Read on to learn a few of our top suggestions for integrating outdoor structures into your landscape.
- Embrace the surrounding scenery. Instead of attempting to bend nature to your will, work with it instead and embrace what you have available. Focusing on enhancing what you already have will make choosing and placing outdoor structures way easier. Got a property with a gorgeous view of the sunset or sunrise? Frame it in with a pergola or gazebo for a picture-perfect setting. Have a natural creek cutting through your yard? Add a bridge for increased functionality and a charming aesthetic.
- Be conscientious about your transitions. You can use outdoor structures to guide guests through your outdoor areas and create a cohesive feeling between separated areas. For example, walls, hedges, and pathways can offer consistency throughout different spaces on your property. Consider using the same materials for your garden walkways and patio or planting the same type of flowers in multiple locations.
- Add water. Water elements are one of the best ways to create a soothing, tranquil atmosphere in your outdoor areas, and they can also help add cohesion between outdoor structures and the landscape. Consider including a pond at the edge of your brick or stone patio or go bold and select an eye-catching fountain to be your landscape’s centerpiece.