Outdoor rooms and living spaces help us feel more healthy and relaxed. If you don’t already have one, add a living area outdoors this year. With the long, sunny year, who doesn’t want to be outside as much as possible?
You can create a comfortable, functional and stylish outdoor space with the right planning even if you have just a patio, deck or just a small porch.
Here are some of the best ideas to transform any outdoor living space into a charming hideaway for family and friends to gather and enjoy warm summer evenings.
#1 Imagine A Room
To create an intimate gathering space in your backyard, start by imaging a room without walls. Create a lounging area for socializing or reading with an outdoor sofa. Decorate your seasonal living space just as you would your living room. Group critical pieces like armchairs and a fire pit around the couch. Then add some accessories for personality and flair. Consider festive glass lanterns or a string of vibrant lights.
#2 Blur The Line Between Indoor And Outdoor Living
Creating a secure connection between your outdoor living space and indoors can make your home feel more open and airy. Some ideas for blurring the lines between the indoors and outdoors include:
- Install a window right above the kitchen. A window can frame your outdoor space and provide ventilation.
- Create a seamless flow with patio doors – Patio doors are a great option when it comes to connecting the indoors with the outdoors.
- Consider a corner window – Corner windows do a great job of bringing the outdoors in, and they can be used to provide excellent views of a backyard retreat.
#3 Set The Scene For Alfresco Dining
Dine all summer outdoors along with a functional, fun alfresco dining area. The first step is to decide what type of dining space you need. Do you want a private area just for two or a large setup for entertaining family and friends? After you decide on the structure, choose the appropriate outdoor furniture for your space. Make sure that it is mildew-resistant and waterproof. Next, add an umbrella or another covering to protect from the sun. Make it easy to carry dishes from your indoor kitchen to your outdoor dining area with a set of patio or French doors.