Creating an outdoor living space has become a popular way to expand our living areas. Whether a patio or a spacious balcony, it can become a full-fledged indoor space extension for relaxing and entertaining. Yet, planning and designing one on your own can be daunting – quite a few factors must be considered. Here we’ll cover the 3 essential elements needed to bring your dream outdoor living space to life.
Functional Shading System
As we know, lighting can transform any indoor space and create different atmospheres and comfortable environments. When it comes to an outdoor oasis, you should think about how to enjoy natural light and fresh air blocking the sun’s glare (and other weather conditions, e.g., mild rain). If you are looking for innovative, still affordable ways to cover your outdoor oasis, consider outside awnings. Professionals offer a wide range of stylish waterproof and UV-protective fabrics, not to mention automated control mechanisms with solar and wind sensors.
Don’t forget well-thought-out outdoor lighting that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere during evening hours. This can include string lights, lanterns, or landscape lighting. Incorporate plants, flowers, and trees to create a sense of privacy (from the neighbourhood and the curious looks of passers-by). These will add a stylish touch to the exterior.
Stylish & Comfortable Seating
Cosy outdoor living is unimaginable without comfortable seating options. Whether it’s a lounge chair, sofa, or outdoor dining set, the seating should be comfortable, durable, and weather-resistant. Obviously, furnishings will need an extra protection layer, and before mentioned awnings will do great. However, during the rainy season, consider waterproof furniture covers too. By the way, if you’re after more of a Boho décor, use wooden pallets for storage and even seating frames. Add some cushions and rugs (jute ones will match the style perfectly).
Cooking & Dining Areas
Finally, if you want to create an outdoor living not only to relax but also to have a proper entertaining area, cooking and dining zones are must-haves. This can include a grill, outdoor kitchen, or even a dining table and chairs if there’s more space. Important – locate the equipment in a shaded area. Also, if you plan to have more than a nice seating, consider dividing the area into different zones – think of it as creating a little open-plan apartment. You want to have separate work and rest areas.
Creating the perfect outdoor living space requires careful planning, but the result is worth the effort. Follow the tips outlined to create an inviting, functional, and stylish outdoor oasis that will become one of your favourite spots to relax, dine or even work in the fresh air. Get started today and make the most of your home!