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Do you dream of hosting fantastic summer dinner parties or reading in a cozy nook with the sounds of summer in your ear? Blend the indoor-outdoor line in your home with a space that takes your outdoor living activities to the next level. Read on to find our five must-haves when designing your outdoor living area this summer.
Just like any other room in a home, an outdoor living space has a specific purpose. Defining how you’ll use an outdoor space is the first step to creating an area dedicated to your wants and needs. Think of foot traffic—easy movement is the key to seamlessly integrating an outdoor living space. Consider installing hinged patio doors for easy access that doesn’t interfere with the flow of your space. This is crucial if you have a smaller space since hinged patio doors can open outward, saving your precious indoor square footage.
The style of your home plays an important role in creating tone and mood for you, your family and your guests. A seamless transition between two spaces requires thoughtful planning. Bring intention to your outdoor space by keeping design elements cohesive, but don’t be afraid to take risks.
Be intentional with how you decorate your space and buy furniture or incorporate colors that match your personal style. By keeping your personal taste as a touchpoint, you can experiment with various materials, textures and accent decor to make the space uniquely yours.
No indoor-outdoor area is complete without mood lighting to match. Control the ambiance of any space with various light intensities and warmth. With plenty of options out there to choose from, you can mix and match lighting for a custom feel. For indoor rooms, utilize natural light through windows to brighten the space and make it appear larger. Depending on how you use your outdoor space, some possible lighting options include:
The main reason behind blending an indoor-outdoor space is enjoying activities in the comfort of your backyard or patio as another element of your home. Keep nature in the spotlight by incorporating greenery throughout your living space’s design. This connects your home together, indoors and out. Experiment with plants of varied heights and textures to create eye-catching displays that provide dimension and character to your space.
For a space that requires minimal upkeep or repair, be sure to choose high-quality materials. Look for weather-resistant furniture and fabric that’s made for the outdoors. Don’t forget to protect your space from the elements and summer heat! Explore options like retractable awnings, pergolas or outdoor curtains to beat the summer heat with shade and comfort.
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