How to Design the Perfect Outdoor Space

Every home's outdoor living space is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends or a place where you can simply sit back and enjoy the breeze of fresh air. Designing a great outdoor living space can be a challenge for many as it would need planning and considerations.

If you're unsure how to begin designing your outdoor space, whether you have a big backyard or a small patio to work on, here are a couple of tips we'd like to share to help you transform your outdoor area into a place ideal for relaxation and entertainment.

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Plants and Greenery

Enhance your outdoor area with plenty of plants and greenery. Incorporate them in different ways, such as hanging pots, variations of different plants in pots, garden beds, or gorgeous landscaped areas. You might also want to consider having a vertical garden, an area for your herbs and blooming vines. Succulents can add a lovely touch to your outdoor dining area. Plants also add some natural pop of color to your outdoors; there are a wide variety of flowers and leaves with different colors that will surely complement your outdoor space!

Aesthetics and Color Palette

If you want to create a cohesive, well-designed outdoor living space, your color palette and aesthetics will reflect the atmosphere you want to set in your outdoor area. It's recommended that your outdoor space should feel like an extension of your home's interior; although it doesn't have to be identical, you have to make sure that your home's style flows from inside out. If you'd like to spice up your outdoor area and make it an oasis for calm and relaxation or a beach-themed area making it the ultimate entertaining space, you can perhaps follow some themes you'd like. For some color inspiration, check out our blog about the Top Colors in 2020


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Comfortable Seating

There must be plenty of seating in your outdoor living space. You want to make it inviting for you and guests that will be coming over. Don't overcrowd the space, especially if you are working in a small area, but rather choose furniture that can provide different seating options. Investing in high-quality outdoor furniture is the key. Choose furniture made out of quality materials that can stand cool and warm weather. If you don't have much room for a large setup, space-saving furniture such as foldable benches and multi-purpose sofas can be the solution!

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Outdoor Dining

As you create your ideal outdoor space, include the right cooking equipment. One of the first things people consider buying is a gas or charcoal grill. Other outdoor cooking options are fire pits and wood-fired pizza. For some homes, establishing an outdoor area with a fully-equipped kitchen with a sink, storage, a fridge. Don't forget about the seating! A long table that can accommodate guests is ideal, or a couple of picnic tables perfect for small gatherings or time out with your family.

Shaded Areas

You're lucky if you have a covered patio or deck. If you don't have one, you can easily add a shaded area to your outdoor space. Large umbrellas are relatively inexpensive to provide shade when the sun's up. A large shaded tree in s strategic point can also provide relief from the sun's rays. 

Functional Spaces

Consider what you plan to have for activities in your backyard space as you create a design that works for you. If you have children, plan for an open area where kids can run around. Have an area that is green grass and offers options for outdoor games to be set up. You can create an area to set up a net for sports or additional outdoor seating if needed. As you think about each area within your backyard, consider how each can be used in various ways to maximize your space. The more versatile your design is, the easier it will be to plan for gatherings at home.

When creating your outdoor living space, remember its primary purpose. Whether it's for relaxation or entertainment, knowing the purpose of your space will help determine what you will need to establish the perfect outdoor living space!

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