An outdoor area that is tailored to your unique needs and tastes may help you make the most of your space and act as an extension of your living space. Even decorating this space as an extension of your home can make the flow from indoor to outdoor seamless. Spending time outdoors, according to medical research, can help to relieve stress and improve one’s mood. All of the benefits of spending time in nature may be brought into the comfort of your own home with a lovely and accessible outdoor space.

An Extension

With an outside recreational area, the family will be more likely to spend more time at home, lowering entertainment costs and providing an ideal setting when social distancing is important. Investing in your outdoor living spaces will not only increase the value of your property but will also provide a place for the entire family to unwind and reconnect after a long day.

Dress up your outdoor living area with intelligent furniture and accessories. Couches and cushions, will make it feel more like an extension of your home. If a couch is not practical in your space, invest in some garden recliner chairs and garden benches. Spruce these up with multi-coloured cushions. For cooler days, drape some cosy throws over the backs of the chairs to provide warmth as the sun goes down. 

Shade, Heating and Lighting

Some sort of garden shade, such as awnings and pergolas, will help you get the most out of your outdoor living area as well as provide protection from the elements. Being able to shade the area during the warmest parts of the day means the space will be usable at all hours. 

A fire pit, whether built permanently or purchased as a portable design, adds versatility to an outdoor living space. Sitting around a warm fire, no matter how frigid the evenings become, makes the place more usable throughout the year.

Solar stick lights or path markers are a terrific method of lighting your garden without plugs or wires. Festoon lights can be put out all year and give an easy and economical way of bringing magic to any outdoor space. Candles can add further ambience and atmosphere and can change the feel of the space as required. Uplighting trees is the most basic and effective thing to do. It looks dramatic and provides an ambient amount of light.

The Foliage and Flowers

Consider what you want to do with your garden – planting and growing vegetables and herbs, sunbathing, eating alfresco, or simply relaxing with a cup of tea on a beautiful morning. Raised planters allow you to have maximum effect without having to do a lot of re-landscaping.  They offer a flexible space that can be easily restyled. These portable style features can always be taken inside during the winter months. They’re also fantastic for adding a personal touch to rental houses.

All outdoor spaces vary in size and design. But they should all be enjoyable for you, your friends, and your family. Fill your “garden room” with pieces and accessories that reflect your personality! Whether your taste is minimalist or colourful and bright, your space will reflect your personality!