No matter how fresh and bright the inside of your home is and how large the windows are, nothing compares to the experience of spending time outdoors, being completely immersed in nature and feeling the gentle breeze and the sunlight touch your skin. It’s one thing to admire the views through a window and another to be on the other side of the barrier. Outdoor living spaces offer something unique. The same way we decorate the interior of our homes according to our personality, needs and preferred style, we do the same when putting together an outdoor space. The possibilities are more numerous than anyone can imagine and we can only glimpse at some of the design strategies that can be employed in such a case.
Something like this evokes the intriguing beauty of a termite nest. These cocoon like structures shelter intimate lounge spaces and complement others which are completely exposed to the outdoors. That’s definitely a way to make a statement.
But what if you want something a lot simpler and more in touch with nature? Perhaps in such a case you would enjoy a seating area made of rocks and stones. It can be an inconspicuous retreat in a beautiful garden.
The ways to make the outdoor living spaces closer to nature
This type of daybeds and hanging chairs are suitable for a lot of different outdoor spaces. You can have one out in the garden, in the middle of the lovely flowering flowers or under a tall tree or you can place something like this by the pool.
Most outdoor furniture is lightweight and casual, made of rattan or other similar materials. It’s not meant to be striking but rather to blend in with the surroundings and to establish a connection with the nature around it.
The surrounding decor plays a very important role when creating an outdoor living space. The type of furniture you’re going to use, the colors, materials, finishes, dimensions and forms are all linked to the environment.
A gazebo is a wonderful feature for a garden or backyard. Inside it there can be a lovely circular seating area with a modular sectional placed around a simple table.
Try to make the interior of the gazebo as comfortable as possible. Since it’s a covered and protected space, you can opt for upholstered furniture and a lot of comfy throw pillows.
It’s nice to have some flexibility so have a look at this G-POD. It’s a garden lounge or gazebo-like structure which you can assemble and place anywhere you want. it’s designed to look like a sphere with sections that open and close to offer shade and privacy when needed.
A water feature always make an outdoor living space stand out. Even a small artificial waterfall or a tiny pond can have a big impact on the overall atmosphere and the look and structure of such a space.
Pools and ponds always add a serene and relaxing touch to any outdoor space. But in order to enjoy that you need the right setting.
A sunken outdoor lounge space framed by a pond and a set of stairs is quite the unusual sight. While the water feature gives the seating area privacy, it also conceals it and robes it of the lovely water view.
Outdoor pavilions and tents offer quite a bit of flexibility themselves. They can be installed just about anywhere and you can put them up in the spring and take them down in autumn.
The vast openness of the outdoors can sometimes be overwhelming. Framing the outdoor living spaces in some way can be beneficial, creating a more intimate and comfortable ambiance and also delineating the space from everything else around it.
Covered terraces and decks are a lovely example of intermediate spaces, placed between the closed indoor spaces and the open outdoors. They offer some of the comfort and intimacy of an indoor room while also being exposed to the exterior.