How about having one more room in your home which can act like an evening or weekend getaway? Sounds amazing right! Well, utilizing your outdoor space becomes particularly more important when you call a small space as your home.
These outdoor spaces can be particularly used as a dining room, reading corner or relaxation space. Aren’t you always cribbing about not having enough space for these areas in your home? If yes, then follow these simple ideas and make that balcony, backyard or terrace feel like an extension of your home.
Define your outdoor room
Before you hit the road to shop for the decor, ask yourself what will be the purpose of this room? Whether you want to use it as a dining room or living room? Do you want it to be a space where you can relax under the sun or would you want to use for your morning cup of coffee? In short, define the purpose of the room.
Uncover the problems
Every outdoor space comes with some issues like too much of sun light, lack of privacy or an ugly view. Try to find solutions to these problems and fix them first. There might be a possibility that your outdoor space doesn’t allow much change. In such a scenario, plants can do wonders if you know how to use them to your advantage.
Use attractive lighting
Attractive lighting has the capability to completely transform your outdoor patio. It can work wonders if you are looking at creating a small party area in the outdoor space.
Layer your furniture
Your outdoor room isn’t different from the indoor space. Just like your indoor rooms adding layers to the outdoor furniture can add colour and comfort to the space. For instance, adding the right cushions to your outdoor benches will ultimately make you want to sit on them. Keep on adding the layers gradually. Don’t think about making it right in the first time. Take your time!
Add natural touches and soft furnishings
Never ignore the fact that your outdoor room is actually outside, so make sure to add the natural touch to your decor. Try to add baskets of flowers, containers and planters to your plan. Both, plants and soft furnishings add tenderness to the hard edges you might have outside. It is important to choose the right fabrics while choosing your outdoor furnishing. They require a lot of care and attention as they are exposed to changes in temperature, dirt and other unwanted things which might spoil their look.
Do try these easy steps and tell us in the comments how you changed the look of your outdoor space.