Being surrounded by plants and nature can be beneficial for both physical and mental health. Green spaces can help us relax and unwind, while also giving us a calming hobby or feeling of being in the forest.
There are many ways to bring elements of nature, beauty and greenery into your home. Doing so not only feels good, but also looks great and provides a refreshing and bright ambiance for the home.
More than just the outside though, you can find creative ways to bring nature and the outdoors into your backyard. Level up your yard game by incorporating the beauty of a water feature, the awe of a large garden or the relaxation of a treehouse or outdoor sitting area.
By doing so, you can reap the many benefits of getting outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer without leaving your own home!
We’ve compiled a list of green spaces to consider adding to your home, to not only up your curb appeal but also to help you bring green spaces into your life.
- Split-Level Gardens
Who doesn’t love the feeling of being surrounded by nature on all sides? A split level garden creates this feeling by making you quite literally surrounded by plants. Plant herbs, trees, bushes and flowers at different levels to create something visually appealing and mentally relaxing.
- Pond or Water Features
The sound of a babbling brook is iconic for its calming properties. Bring that sound home with you by opting to add a fountain or pond to your backyard! These visual elements provide the beauty of water with the relaxing sounds of nature.
- Wildlife Habitats
By investing in bird feeders, baths and other wildlife-friendly backyard decor items, you can actually turn your home into a certified wildlife sanctuary! All you need to do is provide for the ecosystem in your neighborhood. Not only will you get to enjoy watching the birds feed in your backyard, but you can also feel good about helping the environment.
For more tips on green spaces you can add to your home, check out the following infographic.
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