Upping the Wow Factor of Your Outdoor Living Space You may feel like your outdoor living space is lacking in that special “wow factor” or maybe you feel like it’s missing that certain something extra. This is nothing to be embarrassed about! Every homeowner feels this way at one point or another. In today’s world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with so many landscaping trends or gardening ideas thanks to the Internet but really there is no reason to feel overwhelmed. There are some trends that never go out of style and will up the wow factor of your outdoor living space. 1) outdoor lighting: The best way to enhance any mood in your outdoor living space is to bring new lighting into the mix. While string lights add a unique spin to your lighting, advancements in technology now allow people to have fully equipped light fixtures (including dimmers) to their patios and outdoor living areas. 2) parabolas: If you want to add a stand-out aesthetic to your garden area, try installing a parabola. These tall structures are perfect for framing your garden and with careful assembly, they can even be a fixture for your garden to grow around so that it gives off the appearance of being enveloped in natural beauty. 3) shaded patio: Long gone are the days of patios strictly being an outdoor addition to your home. In today’s age, many people are opting for a patio that feels more like a separate living room. Patios can now be shaded and even have such amenities as an outdoor kitchen area or even a television all while allowing homeowners to enjoy the openness of their backyard living area. 4) outdoor fire feature: Creating memories by the backyard campfire has always been a staple for families. That idea has grown up a bit with the evolution of the outdoor fire feature. Campfires can no be more controlled with man made fire pits or fire places. While being safer than its predecessor, man made fire pits also allow homeowners the opportunity to create bright and happy memories with their friends and family while adding a special aesthetic to your outdoor living space.