For many of us, it can be easy to take our outdoor space for granted particularly during the winter months when we’re not spending much time at all outdoors. However, by making a few simple changes, it’s easy to transform your outdoor space into an inviting area that you look forward to being in. In order to transform your garden/ patio area into a beautiful outdoor haven, why not try out a few of the following ideas?
Treat It Like Your Indoor Living Space
We put so much effort into furnishing our indoor living area to make it feel homely, and our outdoor space should be no exception to this. The cozier and more homely your outdoor area is, the more time you’ll want to spend in it. Ditch the deck chairs for outdoor furniture that is actually comfortable. Outdoor recliners and hanging seats are perfect for relaxing with a drink after a long day and also add a nice sense of character to space.
Don’t be afraid to bring indoor items like cushions, candles, and vases outside. Homely items like this provide the space with a personal touch and you can always run them back inside if it starts to rain.
Create Mood Lighting
Lighting can transform the atmosphere of a space and really bring a patio or garden into its own. Add a warm glow with fairy lights and lanterns. Battery-powered or solar-powered lights are perfectly suited for outdoor areas as they don’t come with any pesky wires or leads that could be potentially hazardous.
Add A Heat Source
Let’s be honest, no one wants to sit outside when it’s freezing cold. Introducing a heat source into your garden space will make it so much more inviting in the evenings and allow you to hang out for longer with friends and family. Firepits and chimineas look great and make the space feel super cozy and there’s also the option to invest in patio heaters and heat lamps.
Choose Multifunctional Furniture
Buying fewer pieces of garden furniture that are versatile will save you money but also allow you to equip small garden areas without overwhelming the space. Items such as storage benches and extendable tables are a great way to provide the necessary amenities without taking up too much room. You can also create your own makeshift seating areas by repurposing old materials such as wooden pallets, but be sure to follow our 5 steps to upcycling furniture.
Make It Personal
Think about how you want to use your outdoor space and adapt the design according to this. For example, if you want your patio/ garden to be a social haven provide plenty of seating and dining amenities. Maybe you want a quiet space, where you can sit and chill in the sun, in which case incorporate plenty of homely elements and comfortable seating, such as a recliner chair. If you’re a real nature lover, why not dedicate an area to growing herbs and make the most of the greenery you have available?
The key to creating the perfect outdoor space really is making it your own and putting your own stamp on it so don’t be afraid to inject some personality into space.