Outdoor spaces can easily be one of the coziest entertaining areas in your home that’ll leave your guests coming back for more.
Regal homes are known for their beautiful gardens, so why not create a stylish outdoor area to overlook the majestic view?
If you’re not sure where to start, hopefully the following ideas will help you take a step in the right direction.
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Pick Your Furniture Wisely
If anything, you need to purchase high quality furniture that’s designed to withstand extreme outdoor temperatures.
It’s imperative that you’re deliberate about the furniture you pick with regards to durability, attractiveness and practicality.
There are different kinds of furniture to pick from depending on your desired theme. Is it modern or traditional? You can decide to include a stylish outdoor corner lounge, sun lounge or ceramic stools; your options are limitless.
Try picking furniture with the same material and color so that your decor pieces complement each other.
Position Your Furniture the Right Way
- What’s the point of buying furniture for your outdoor area if you’re not going to enjoy your pretty garden view?
- The last thing you want is to place your chairs in a way that leaves you facing direct sunlight or with your back against the beautiful sun set. Make sure you position your furniture for both comfort and views.
- You want your outdoor areas to create a seamless illusion of an extension of your indoor space.
- Whichever type of furniture you pick, make sure that you place it away from your property’s boundaries. This helps increase the outdoor space illusion and leaves you with plenty of viewing room for your stunning landscaped garden.
Consider Your Style of Entertaining
Then picking a large extendable table and couch is a smart move. If, on the contrary, you prefer having your guests relax casually, then a set of chairs will work just fine.
Make sure you also consider the space you have available. If you have limited room, then purchasing an L-shaped outdoor couch might not be the best idea.
Rather opt for flexible single pieces, such as bar stools, that can fit well in tight spaces.
Throw in Some Accessories
Throw in a few colorful scatters to liven up the space. You can even take it a step further by including a small rug as a centerpiece.
Make sure it’s low maintenance because it’s obviously going to endure a lot of trampling with grass and sand-filled shoes. So, you want one that’s easy to clean up.
Adding these accessories will help you create a warm and comfortable outdoor dining area for you or your guests.
Just be sure not to go overboard with the pillows and throws because less is more. And that’s not a myth.
Not only will these plants instantly beautify your space, but they’ll make your outdoor area look fresh.
Be sure to add a few pots and vases with your favorite plants to liven up your space.
Lighting is a Necessity
Not only will the right lighting help set the mood in case you want to host parties. but it’s downright attractive.
Consider including a string of fairy lights, lanterns or place a pretty chandelier to create a focal point.
Pick low voltage lights that’ll provide you with the right amount of lighting without causing uncomfortable glare.
You want your outdoor area to be inviting all year-round.
What started off as a warm summer day can end up as a rainy one. To avoid cutting your outdoor relaxation phase short, make sure you’re well prepared.
If your patio isn’t already covered, you can consider including a moveable umbrella that can provide you with adequate shade.
If you want something more permanent, then install a retractable awning. This will keep you dry at all times, even during rainy days.
You can also consider adding a heater in case the weather gets cold, to keep your guests warm.