With the sedentary lives most people in urban cities lead, it is very hard to manage to get some good. Fresh, air and enjoy a bit of sunshine. Even if there is a chance to go out, the scorching heat and complete lack of scenery makes it a hopeless task and one often returns more disgruntled than they left. But in case you already do have a garden/patio/balcony you aren't able to use to its optimum, fear not, for we have a few brilliant outdoor living design ideas for your home!
1. Historically Inspired
If you have a garden, you could take a leaf out of the Greeks' notebook and design a low stone seating area around a central attraction and plant trees and bushes around it too give it an enclosed feel, separate from the mundane life.
2. Bring on the Shade
One very important factor when considering outdoor seating arrangements is shade. If the area is not appropriately shaded from the sun, it may get uncomfortable. You can invest in a fabric canopy which looks wonderfully fairytale-like. You can also opt for big umbrellas on tables or attach them to the ground directly.
3. Conversations Need Couches
If you are the kind of person who entertains often or has a large family, having a large, yet intimate living design arrangement can be a big advantage. Armchairs stuffed with cushions and throws invite people to go sit and enjoy your lawn while encouraging conversation or some me-time!
4. Go Natural
If you don't want to choose from materials such as wrought-iron for your outdoor seating, you could definitely opt for more natural materials like wicker. Wicker chairs set a delightful mood of summer days and vacation and are perfect for curling up in with a cup of your favoured beverage.
5. Colour Schemes
When deciding which colour couches to buy or what kind of furniture to invest in, it is important to take in the surrounding colours so that they blend well and look cohesive. Choose citrusy shades of green and lemon yellow or cool blue ones on teak to play up the place to its advantage.
There you have it, five tricks to design your patio or garden area stylishly and make the most of the available space!