Outdoor rooms are the latest frontier in the battle for incredible home spaces. They’re versatile, innovative and a fundamental departure from conventional home design. But getting outdoor areas to look great is still a challenge. Here we’re going to explore some of the best ways to make yours look just as good as the rest of your home.
Install Furniture That Has Contrast
We all know that mixing colours and furniture can look great on our interiors. But it can also look fantastic when dressing outdoor spaces too. Outdoor furniture should be varied to help create contrast with the colours on the walls and on the floor. The greater the contrast, the fresher and more vibrant your outdoor space will feel. When outdoor chairs and outdoor dining tables are more vibrant, they stand out more and look more inviting.
Bring Homewares Into The Outdoor Space
Outdoor spaces are at their best when they emulate the inside of your home. They have to feel welcoming and comfortable, even if the weather isn’t ideal. One of the best ways to do this is to bring interior design staples outside. Consider bringing cushions and ornaments into the outdoor space to make the area feel more homely. Some suppliers provide outdoor homewares that are specifically intended to withstand the weather. If yours aren’t, however, you’ll have to bring them in once the weather changes.
Use Vertical Gardens To Bring Greenery Into Your Room
If you don’t have a huge amount of garden space, don’t worry. You can solve that problem by installing vertical gardens. A vertical garden can be as simple as hanging pot plants from a wall next to your outdoor room. The idea here is to bring more green into the space to help it feel more at one with nature. Vertical gardens are extremely useful for those who are on a budget.
Get Creative With Tables And Chairs
In the past, outdoor dining tables and outdoor chairs could occasionally be bland. But now there are dozens of variations for you to choose from. How about installing something a little different, like a modern concrete table with a polished finish? Or what about a teppanyaki table, where guests are seated in a circle so that nobody is left out of the conversation?
Get Smart With Your Sun Shade
You’ll be spending the majority of your time in your outdoor room during the summer months. But during the summer, the sun’s rays can be strong. That’s why all the best designed outdoor rooms include some form of shade. If your outdoor room doesn’t have a permanent cover, one stylish option is to use a sun umbrella. Sun umbrellas are great for providing protection from the sun’s rays during the day. And they are also ideal for adding eye-popping visual appeal to any outdoor room setup.
Lay Out A Rug
Having outdoor dining tables and dining chairs sit directly on a hard patio floor can make your outdoor space feel a little uncomfortable. Why not put an outdoor rug underneath your seating area to help cosy it up a little? Make sure you choose a style of rug that complements the rest of your garden furniture.