Bringing the Indoors Out: How to Make your Outside Space the Place to Be

Now that we’re very well into summer, I’m sure you feel the urge to spend as much time outside as possible, until the cold kicks in again. While you can head out to any park or bar with a nice outdoor terrace, getting there could take a long and exhausting trip which you might not even be in the mood for after a hard day’s work. On the other hand, if you have a nice backyard, you can simply bring your indoors out and enjoy lounging in the fresh air any time you want. Here are some ideas on how to maximise your outdoor comfort.

Make it Liveable with Quality Furniture


The thing about bringing your furniture outside is that it is easily prone to damage from the elements. This means that if you want to create a genuine liveable outdoor space, you should invest in good, quality outdoor furniture that can last through wind, rain and plenty of UV exposure. Look for outdoor furniture made from sturdy and low maintenance materials such as teak or rattan that can ensure your outside space is taken care off for years to come.

Pile on Plenty of Pillows


There’s no better way to maximise comfort and define the lines of your outdoor lounge zone than with with cosy accessories such as pillows. Some colourful, stylish pillows arranged beautifully around a table can help create an inviting atmosphere and also do double duty as extra seats whenever you have some guests around. What’s more, you can use chic, designer pillows as charming décor elements. And remember, there’s no such thing as too much pillows when it comes to the look of your outdoor comfort corner.

Let it Glow!

There’s nothing like spending the fresh, summer nights with a drink or two under the soft glow of the stars. However, stars are not enough to highlight your outdoor living space. When it comes to maximising the functionality of a patio, deck, or terrace, proper lighting is a must! You can give your outdoor entertaining spot some romantic feel with the help of string lights hanging overhead if it’s a terrace, or some with vintage lanterns if there’s no opportunity for mounting. Whatever lighting option you choose, it will surely extend your home’s living space and draw people outside.

Set the Stage with Rugs


A soft rug with an eye-catching design is a simple way to make your outdoor space the place to be. Choose a design to your liking, whether vintage, tropical, Scandinavian, or simply monochrome and make sure that it can withstand rain. Enhancing your deck or patio with a rug will encourage people to take their shoes off and feel as though they’re at home.

In the Mood for Summer Film Nights?

I have heard many of my friends longing for those vintage drive-in theatres. Well, turning a backyard, balcony, or a roof into an outdoor film theatre is a sure way to make it the place to be this summer! You can simply buy or rent a portable projector and showcase films or sports games on a blank wall or a sheet that functions as a screen. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a good classic film under the summer sky?

Author: Christina Stone

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