Outdoor rooms are one of the hottest trends going right now. A well designed outdoor space is perfect for relaxing and entertaining at home. Outdoor rooms add versatile and elegant square footage to your home, and these projects are more affordable than typical home renovations and construction.
Adding an outdoor room to your home allows you to extend your living space. These spaces provide an exceptional area for relaxing or entertaining. Well planned outdoor living is elegant. You can create a feel that is hard to replicate indoors.
Ready to get started? Check out some of our tips below and be on your way to designing the outdoor room of your dreams!
Determine the Purpose of Your Outdoor Room
Before you start your project, you should determine the overall purpose for your outdoor room. What will you be using your outdoor space for the most?
Do you have a big family and want to get outside more frequently for eating and playing games? Do you want to entertain your friends? Do you need a peaceful place to relax? Or all of the above?
Defining the use of your outdoor space gives you a great idea of how to furnish and outfit your new outdoor living area to best meet your needs.
For example, if you want a dedicated dining space, durable chairs and a classic outdoor dining table that is built to withstand any weather conditions will stand the test of time.
For more casual seating that is perfect for entertaining and relaxing, try luxury outdoor sofas, sectionals, and armchairs. Make the most of your space by using multi-functional seating such as ottomans and foot stools. A well designed coffee table can pull your seating area together.
Basically, the first step is to determine the overall purpose for your new living area. Imagine how you will use the space, and think about a layout and furniture that will help you realize your dream.
Assess Your Surroundings
If you are creating an outdoor room in a location that offers an incredible setting, arrange your furniture to show off your beautiful view!
Choose beautiful furniture pieces that speak to you – but don’t think too elaborately. You can choose timeless, high-quality outdoor furniture that complements the setting. In these situations, stick with neutral colors that complement your background.
When determining the location of your outdoor room, make sure you also consider sunlight. If you are spending significant time in your outdoor space, you may wish to consider the addition of a pergola or an umbrella to help protect you from the sun.
Additionally, keep your local climate in mind and consider options that will extend your outdoor season. An outdoor fireplace is perfect and cozy for cooler nights and a ceiling fan can provide great comfort in extreme heat. You might also consider a mosquito service so that you can relax without worrying about bug bites. These tips let your outdoor space exist alongside nature, bringing you closer to your own personal outdoor oasis.
Decorate Your Outdoor Room
Once you have determined the purpose and surrounding of your outdoor room, it is time to decorate!
The most important feature of an outdoor space is the furniture that you choose, which should be carefully selected based on your overall purpose for your new outdoor living area.
There is another essential aspect that commonly gets forgotten- the floor. Your floor (coupled with elegant and comfortable furniture) takes an outdoor space from a rarely-used gathering spot to an extension of your home. Therefore, consider a deck, a stone floor, or a custom concrete installation. You can even brighten your new outdoor room up with an outdoor rug.
For additional decoration tips, creatively bring your landscape into the room. If your outdoor space overlooks the beach, put some seashells in a vase to decorate your table. Overlooking a forest or creek? Grab some smooth stones or pinecones and make a centerpiece! Subtle design touches that bring in the surrounding nature will create a luxurious environment that feels like home.
There is one final accessory for your luxury outdoor furniture that you won’t have to worry about – the friends and family to share the space. Outdoor spaces bring people together, and they put everyone at ease. Follow these steps for setting up your outdoor space, and you will make memories for years to come.
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