Do you love being outside? I sure do, and here are 13 ways to create the ideal outdoor living space for your home.
It’s all the trend to have an outside living space. And it’s easy to see why. Adding an outdoor lounge area to your lawn is a creative approach to improve both your indoor and outdoor spaces. Whether you have a large patio, a little balcony, or even a courtyard garden to work with, there’s a lot you can do to bring a little of the indoors outside!
It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to make whatever area you have as attractive, comfortable, and inviting as your living room. You only need to be judicious and a little inventive, and your indoor living room and outdoor living room will be seamlessly integrated in no time. Keep reading for all of our ideas and tips on how to connect your space and improve your living. You’ll soon wonder why you’ve never considered it before…
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How Do You Create A Great Outdoor Living Space?
Take a close look at your garden — its location, orientation, and aspect – before you start creating designs, because this will influence how you best utilize your outside space.
Learn where the sun and daylight fall in various parts of the garden at different times of the day, as this should be a primary guiding factor in any outdoor living room design. Then consider how you plan to use your outdoor room: is it primarily for entertaining (a dining area in shade or dappled shade is frequently preferable); sunbathing (select the sunniest site for lounge furniture); or relaxing (again, dappled shade)? Perhaps it’s for an outdoor home theatre, in which case you’ll need to position seating against a shady wall.
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1. Choose The Perfect Furniture
Begin by selecting gorgeous and robust garden chairs to create the ideal outdoor living patio space. Choose attractive outdoor living furnishings that aren’t too bulky and would look at home in a conservatory or living room. Gather them around an outdoor rug, add a side table, and you’ve got yourself a wonderful, social living room set-up, only this time it’s outside. Make sure you research styling your outdoor rug.
2. Add Some Shelter
You’ll want something to shelter you outside when spending time in the elements. You could also make your own pergola — DIY store alternatives are the most cost-effective – or utilize some fast-growing climbers like clematis or wisteria strung on taut wires supported on a basic frame. Relax on a padded sun lounger for extra comfort and quality.
After all, what could be more peaceful than eating lunch outside on a hot, sunny day while being shaded by your pergola’s foliage and enjoying the sun flowing through the leaves?
3. Add Maximum Coziness
When you pay attention to the details of soft furniture, lighting, and accessories, whether it is a casual outdoor lounging space or a casual outdoor dining area, you will make the room feel just as appealing as if it were indoors. There are many ways that lighting and textiles can completely transform your outdoor space, so you should not overlook them, especially if you have a small outdoor space. Festoon lights, which can be used all year round and require little effort but make a big impression, are one of our favorite types of decorations. In my opinion, solar lights are a wonderful concept because they can be added to any location without the need for the installation of wires or plugs. Furthermore, your evenings will be able to last even longer.
4. Don’t Forget Your Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen is the epitome of entertaining in your backyard. If you’re on a budget, all you need is the best BBQ to get started, as well as some well-thought-out prep and food/equipment storage zones to make cooking outdoors even more enjoyable.
5. Use Indoor Outdoor Plants
Connected to living rooms and kitchens, balconies and patios are plants that look and feel just as beautiful outdoors as they do indoors.
6. Create A Focal Point
Whether you’re living indoors or outdoors, it is all about the pose. As another way of putting it, it has to look attractive to be taken seriously. You can do this by introducing one focal point, in this case, a gorgeous garden daybed that is (to put it mildly) an eye-catching piece. It can be as simple as adding a love seat, an arbor, or a garden bench to your outdoor living area.
7. Add A Cinema Spot
There is nothing more blissful than watching your favorite movie under the stars under the enchantment of the night sky. Get your best outdoor projector, and hang up some fairy lights.
8. Add Plenty Of Layers
Add layers and textures to utilize your space as best as possible. As a contrast, you can use natural wood to create an attractive contrast with a polished patio floor. Do you have a desire to go beyond what is expected of you? A fake outdoor fireplace will be the key to creating the instant space you are looking for.
9. You Need A Mini-Bar
A lounge area would not be complete if it did not have one. Similarly, an outdoor lounge would not be complete without one. Install an outdoor bar with a swanky or funky ambiance for endless entertainment throughout the year.
10. Have A Dedicated Chill Out Zone
There is a difference between hanging seats and other types of seats. You may wish to consider purchasing a chair that can be brought inside during the winter months, paying attention to quality, shape, and finish, or perhaps one that can remain outside all year without deteriorating. If you are considering decorating a room, consider a space that will entice you to spend hours curled up reading or napping, and add soft furnishings such as pillows and shawls (purchased at the supermarket).
11. Keep Warm With A Fire Pit
It’s always nice to have a fire going in your outdoor living space to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and a little warmth will help you make the most of the space all year long. Add a fire pit to add warmth and atmosphere. You can even pick one that also doubles as a coffee table when not in use.
12. Play Around With The Seating And Levels
A garden area with a variety of seating options and heights is especially useful when it is secluded or shaded. Adding a few more plants and decor to the shelves will draw your eye up, making the space feel more spacious and luxurious as well as adding more intrigue and character to the room (and places for you to sit and relax). If your outdoor living space is not covered, then you should choose shower-proof fabrics or store them on the garden storage bench. It is possible to mix and match all kinds of cushions, padded chairs, and outdoor rugs. Make sure to decorate the space with lots of plants and vases.
13. Layer The Lighting
For an outdoor area to be great, there has to be more than just a place to sit… It has to be much more than just a place to relax! If you use your imagination, however, then you can create a far more atmospheric, sophisticated, and welcoming atmosphere. The first step is to choose the types of lighting you would like to use for your garden (think festoons, candles, and fairy lights), as well as a boho lamp, and then experiment with layering them in various ways to see which works best for your garden.
With the help of this guide, you should be able to create your ideal outdoor living space. Even if you are on a strict budget, there are several ways in which you can do this. Would you be able to share any tips with me that might be helpful? If so, I would appreciate it if you would share them in the comments section below.
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