The 5 Mistakes That Are Holding Your Outdoor Decoration Back

You might have gone across hundreds of boards on Pinterest to find the perfect picture of the ideal outer space you want to create in your backyard. That’s amazing because research is great, but there are certain mistakes that you should avoid while doing your outdoor decorations, and this is what we are going to talk about in this blog.

While you should always have a major plan for the design of the entire space, the small things matter a lot. It doesn’t matter how outstanding you have made your outdoor space look. If the small things are not in place properly, the complete picture goes for a toss.

Let’s go to find some mistakes.

Ignoring Lighting

Outdoor spaces are wonderful, and we can use them for activities like sitting around eating outside with friends or sitting by the pool relaxing on a sunny day.

But the problem is that these outdoor areas are pitch black during the evening hours or become scary dark places!

We recommend you think about the kinds of lighting that could come in handy for any outdoor project you’re undertaking to make it look better after sunset!

There are many types of bulbs you could choose from, even something as simple as string lights or something as fancy as a chandelier. If you have the provision for hanging, it is wonderful.

Choosing The Wrong Furniture And Upholstery

If you’re investing time and energy into outdoor space, you want to ensure that it meets your expectations.

You don’t want to buy cushions that turn an eerie orange color due to sun damage because they’re not as durable as some other options on the market today.

Choose materials like marine vinyl and polypropylene for your outdoor upholstery needs. Opt for wrought iron furniture because it’s a timeless option, and you can also choose teak, wicker, and more if you so desire!

Not Using Textile At All

If you have outer space, but it’s just a space with two chairs and a coffee table, it won’t look amazing and will probably be unpleasant.

To warm up the room and tie everything together, add more texture, color, and textiles.

You can use anything from outdoor pillows, cushions, rugs, and drapery to take your space to the next level, but don’t forget the point above! If you find getting things expensive, you can get supplies for sewing and stitch or customize some drapes, pillows yourself.

Not Thinking Of Your Outer Space As An Extension Of Your Home

One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is focusing all their attention on their indoor rooms and neglecting their outdoor space.

You can use your backyard to host barbecues or spend time with loved ones for romantic candlelight dinners.

Take care of it like any other room in your home. Your outdoor spaces can be used for anything since there are no rules applied here!

Using Fragile Dinnerware

So you have made your outdoor space a place where you can relax, have dinner, but there is still a mistake that you should avoid.

You might be wondering–oh my god, what’s left? You’ve taken care of every other element already.

Using fragile dinnerware and glassware is a huge mistake since they aren’t fit for the outdoors. Instead, choose steel cups and durable dishes so your guests won’t break them accidentally during the party!

Pinterest pictures make your patio seem like one big beautiful oasis. Still, it can sometimes make you overwhelmed with anxiety because you compare your idea to other people’s real-life projects.

Keep things simple; keep things practical; keep things original, and most importantly – keep things fun!


We hope you enjoyed our list of five mistakes that you should avoid while decorating your outer space (this is quite a mouthful)! Be sure not just to read but follow it too!

Written by Eric

37-year-old who enjoys ferret racing, binge-watching boxed sets and praying. He is exciting and entertaining, but can also be very boring and a bit grumpy.