An outdoor living space can give your home a new lease of life. It allows you to make the most of great weather, and if you design it properly, it can even help you to make the most of the outdoors when the weather isn’t all that fantastic.
The ideas we have here will certainly help you to turn your neighbour’s heads. Take a look at these inspiring outdoor living space ideas and see what you can use:
A Cosy Living Space
Creating a cosy living space is a good idea if you enjoy relaxing in the garden and having friends over. A social seating area is a great idea, along with an outdoor fireplace so you can really enjoy the space without worry of getting uncomfortable. Many people have fond memories of relaxing around a fire! Along with your fireplace and social seating area, don’t hesitate to include accessories that will make the space feel more homely, such as sculpture and windchimes.
Outdoor Kitchen Space
You could potentially include an entire kitchen in your outdoor space if you have the room. If you love cooking and entertaining outside, this could be a great option. Many modern outdoor appliances come in stainless steel and are resistant to wear and tear. Stone and brick look great and can bring a rustic look to your outdoor space, too.
Outdoor Dining Space
If you want a full outdoor living space, having a place to eat outside is a must. Outdoor dining spaces are extremely detailed. So much so, that they look like they could easily belong indoors! The only difference being that everything is designed in a way that gives it durability against the elements. Long tables, bar areas, and even kitchen islands can all make great additions to an outdoor dining space. A patio or wood deck can help to keep things level and protect you from elements while you eat your food. You can completely customize your outdoor dining space with a personalized choice of materials.
Tricks To Give Your Outdoor Space The ‘Wow’ Factor
Include a focal point
Having a focal point that draws the eye, like a piece of furniture art is a great idea. It gives the eye something to land on straight away, and you can select the rest of your accents and furnishings to support the piece you have chosen. A pond could work well, as could your outdoor fireplace/pit. Make sure you arrange your furniture in a way that adds to the focal point you have chosen. Get creative!
Boost visual appeal
Make sure you boost visual appeal using things like water features, sculptures, and other accents. They can make your outdoor area feel far more interesting, and you don’t have to spend a fortune, either. Checking out thrift stores and flea markets can help to give you more visual appeal without spending a lot of money. Include colors and patterns that you love, as well as a lot of beautiful texture with your plants and materials!