Designing your dream outdoor space could be quite exciting, especially when you want to create a vacation like oasis. The key is knowing what kind of feel you want your space to have, do you want a chic feminine space? A crisp and clean space? And/or a space that comes with all the bells and whistles for entertainment? Whether you want to create a beautiful area for entertainment or you want a lazy hangout, these tips will help you design your outdoor space a whole lot easier.
First things first, in order to create the perfect outdoor space, you want to have some sort of shelter. Doing so allows you to spend time outdoors regardless of the weather. It is also essential if you plan on entertaining often. If your home doesn’t naturally come with a sheltered space there are additional choices such as a gazebo, pergola, and a canopy. These options can help you have a sheltered area.
If you plan on using the space often having a comfortable outdoor seating is key. The comfort of your guests is key when you want to have the perfect space. Choose pieces that not only speak to you but help the space feel almost as an extension to your indoor décor.
Even though you are outdoors, do not feel as if you cannot use color. In fact, color is the perfect addition to your décor. Bring vivid hues through pillows, flowers, seating and/or both. You may even want to add a bold outdoor rug.
Add Custom Lighting
Outdoor lighting can be a bit tricky due to there being multiple options. You can add a chic chandelier, small light fixtures, romantic lighting or a mixture of all for a well-rounded twist.
Bring on the Dining
Why only create an outdoor space that is used to sit and enjoy the great outdoors when you can have a dining area as well? If you have a large enough space, you may want to consider adding a dining area that feels comfortable and charming. Or you can add a lavish large space that brings modern into the picture.
Bring on the Fireplace
What better way to add a cozy feel then to add a fireplace. Adding a fireplace is always a good idea when you want to have that classic cozy, aesthetics. Pair your furniture with the fireplace or even place your furniture pieces directly in front of the fireplace for the perfect soothing feel.
Do not forget to accessorize the space, just like you would add accent tables, center table and/or both, you want to do the same for your outdoor area. Doing so brings a living room feel that is part of your outdoor living yet as comfortable as your indoor décor.
Maybe a Pool?
If your outdoor living space is large enough to have a pool, why not add one? You can repurpose a stock tank for a convenient smaller pool or you can create a custom unit that fits the space and bring a “vacation” like aesthetics.
Take Advantage of the Space
Taking advantage of every inch of space you have is one of the best ways to focus on decorating and making the space feel as warm to you as possible. It’s about a custom space that comes to life at any time of the day. Every inch of your outdoor space should feel taken full advantage of.
Sometimes too much can be “too much” if you feel the space is a bit cluttered chances are it is and you may need to go simple. Add a few bits of furniture here and there until you have just enough décor to have everything you need yet the space feels simple.
These tips will allow you to create the perfect space for you and your family. Please share with us what tips you have that we did not mention in the comments below.