With the weather warming up thanks to the arrival of spring, many homeowners across Australia are getting excited about spending more time outside in their gardens. If you have a deck, patio or veranda that’s looking like it could do with an update, breathing some new life into it is a great way to create an outdoor sitting room to be used during the warmer seasons. Read on to discover more about how you can use some indoor decorating techniques to create a more comfortable outdoor space.
One of the best adjustments that you can make to the outdoor space of your home is to add some shelter from the elements. Spring can be a season that has burning sun, strong winds, and some showers – so having a shelter will give you somewhere that you can comfortably relax outside.
Heating and Cooling
When you have a sheltered space in your garden, the next step is to provide some way of heating and cooling. Although in the spring it’s more likely that you’ll have to heat the space more regularly, in the peak temperatures of summer, you will probably be glad of a fan or air conditioning unit. When it comes to warming the outdoor room, an open wood fire is an excellent method of doing so as not only are these fires easy to install, they also use minimal energy.
When it comes to choosing furniture pieces for your outdoor room, you can really start to bring the indoor décor techniques outside. Just like the inside of your home, prioritise functionality, comfort and design when choosing furniture for your outdoor living space. Opting for high quality outdoor furniture is essential, as this will be durable, waterproof, easy to clean, and resistant to mould and mildew. The right furnishings can turn your outdoor room into a cosy living room for the summer, or a special outdoor dining area for spending time with family and friends.
Accessorising your outdoor space is when you can really put your own personal stamp on it. When it comes to accessories, don’t be afraid to treat the space exactly as you would an indoor room. Rugs, throws, cushions, wall hangings, and even mirrors can all make excellent additions to a cosy and comfortable outdoor room.
With summer just around the corner, now’s the time to create your perfect outdoor space to relax in.
If your backyard needs more than just a table and a few scatter cushions to bring out its full potential, contact Chris from Lifestyle Landscape Design & Construction today. We specialise in creating outdoor spaces that make the most of your lifestyle AND your backyard. Call 0433 355 666 or click here to send us a message.
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