Creating a comfortable outdoor living space is a great idea to expand your families living area. By using outdoor chaise lounge chairs, ottomans and dining suits you can make your outdoor living area a wonderful place for family time and entertaining.
Creating an atmosphere
Your outdoor area should be a comfortable and welcoming space. In order to create the right atmosphere, it is important that the living area is not too exposed to the elements. In winter, an outdoor heater can making sitting in your outdoor area more comfortable if it is not enclosed.
You also want to make the area mosquito free. It is a good idea to have a few large citronella candles ready to burn. Not only can they look decorative and create a lovely soft light, but they will keep the mosquito’s away too.
Think about your outlook. Like with an indoor living area, you need to accentuate the features of the space and arrange your furniture accordingly.
Outdoor lighting can really emphasise the best parts of your outdoor area. By using a combination of garden lights and some outdoor lamps, you can create a relaxed atmosphere. If your outdoor area has an extended roof from your house, down lights might be a great option if you want something brighter.
There are so many choices when it comes to outdoor furniture. Similarly to indoor, there are some great discount living room furniture specifically designed for outdoor usage.
Cane furniture can look great in an outdoor living area. This style of lounge usually comes with weatherproof cushion covers which can easily be removed and cleaned.
Heavy duty plastic furniture is also a good option. If you choose wood furniture, just make sure it has been treated so it is suitable for outdoor usage.
Consider what type of furniture you want and the space you have to work with. You many want a dining suit and lounge suit with a coffee table, or you may just want a dining table for entertaining. Either way, there are some great packages available.
Plants and decor
Just like with your living room area, your outdoor living space should have a set decor. This involves choosing a specific style for the room. Plants in large ceramic pots look great in outdoor living areas. Palms and succulents are a popular choice.
Other things you may want to consider are weatherproof throw rugs and cushions and any other extras you think will add to making your outdoor area as comfortable as possible.
Shade and cover
You may want to consider purchasing a shade to cover the area if it does not have a roof. There are some great sail style shades which can not only protect you from the sun but also become a real decorative feature.