Summer is here! Now is the time to spend quality time with your family in the backyard with that big coffee mug in your hand. But is your outdoor seating charming enough to encourage pleasant family moments? Even if you do not have a backyard, you can create a good outdoor living space in your front porch, balcony or even on the rooftop.
Here are a few simple steps to help you convert the vacant space around your house into a welcoming outdoor seating:
Make it an Extension of the Indoors- The first step of designing an outdoor space is to stop treating it like a separate part of the house. You need to do away with the line between indoors and outdoors. Whether you plan to make it a temporary dining area or more like a living room, keep the decor relatively similar to that of the indoors. You can do that by using the same color palette and similar decor pieces.
Front Porch Dressing–
Because of its proximity to the streets, the front porches of independent homes are often overlooked as an outdoor seating. However, by putting something up to maintain privacy, you can convert it into a pretty porch. Use a few shrubs and small plants to decorate it. Put wicker furniture and a centre table and you have a perfect spot for evening tea or a night under the stars.
Take Nature’s Help- If you have trees and plants in your backyard, it is even better for decorating an outdoor space. Dispose off the weeds and put outdoor furniture. You can also put subtle lightings on trees to create a beautiful effect at night.
Make it an ‘All-Weather’ Area- What good is the outdoor space, if you can’t use it in every season? Design the space considering all types of whether changes. Put a shade over it to save yourself from scorching sunlight of India and also from the heavy rains that could damage the furniture.
Don’t have an outdoor space? No need to worry! Convert your balcony into a stylish space like an evening lounge. Set up classy furniture, randomly place funky throw pillows, put a centre table and decorate with a simple vase.
It is really easy to design an outdoor seating space like a patio or a porch. You just need to plan in advance, make a checklist and start with it. Place decor materials that define you. For example, if you are fond of collecting antiques, place an antique mirror on the fence near it. Place a few books on the table, if you like reading. Add personality and rock it up with your classy outdoor space.
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