Need more space at home? No need for house additions or overhauls. Instead, opt to extend your home’s living space to the outdoors. It’s easy to create a functional outdoor room. Just approach the project as if you were decorating your interior. Most importantly, remember to carry the indoor comfort and style to your outdoor area. With the advancement of outdoor textile technologies, furniture designs normally found inside your home are now comfortable and durable enough to withstand the outdoor elements. With a few simple tips, you can easily extend your usable living space to your backyard.
Create an Outdoor Room, While Extending Your Living Space
1. Set the Stage
By simply putting down a large outdoor rug you will extend the visual plane and instantly create an additional room. The latest outdoor rugs come in a range of contemporary styles and modern patterns and are designed to weather the great outdoors. Woven with 100% UV polypropylene material, these rugs are protected from fading and can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Once you have laid down the stage for your outdoor furniture, you’ll be ready to set up your outdoor living space.
2. Pretend Your Inside
Bring the inside out! Luxury outdoor seating is essential for making your outdoor room comfortable, as well as functional. Luckily, today’s outdoor furniture collections have made it easy to brave the outdoor elements with exceptional style. Create any look by mixing and matching multiple outdoor furniture designs, materials, finishes and cushion textiles. Most outdoor cushions are made of high-quality, durable Sunbrella® fabric and are sure to add superior comfort.
3. Add Personal Style
Let your personality shine through with outdoor accessories. Throw in pops of color with accent pillows in different shapes, sizes and patterns. Illuminate your space with a fire pit or a table top fireplace. Use outdoor lanterns and fireless candles to bring additional light and ambiance. A fountain, maybe? There are so many possibilities here so get creative!
4. Regulate the Temperature
Don’t be at the mercy of the weather. Make sure your outdoor room feels comfortable regardless of the season. The summer months may warrant shading with patio umbrellas or misting fans while the winter may require a free standing outdoor heater to keep you comfortable. No matter the time of year, your patio will always be the perfect temperature.
Voila! All the comforts of the indoors are now outdoors. You will have added extra square footage and a new functional living space to your home. All without having to pull a building permit! Now your home is both comfortable and usable, inside and out.
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