Best techniques for outdoor spaces

ByMerry Home

Best techniques for outdoor spaces

The outdoor spaces of your home also fall part of the entire living area. Though, you may want part of your outdoor living space to be more private than another area. For exposed spaces, select options made from outdoor areas that matches to the interior spaces and gives you a complete home living experience to yourself.

Make seating arrangement
Try to make adequate seating styles for the outdoor spaces. Benches, chairs, even pint-size stools: As many choices as you can include in an outdoor living space will help family and friends enjoy it. Scaled-down kid versions allow little ones to seat themselves, while chairs are a more flexible option.

Indoor connection
You should always link the outdoor space with the indoor areas. Outdoor living spaces that are easily accessible to indoor rooms are the most likely to get used. So when you are designing your deck or patio, try to locate it in a spot that is in a traffic pattern or in a place that offers refuge, such as off the master bedroom or living room.

Give visual treat
It is very important to give a sense of color into the space. Small accents, such as sculpture or water features, can do wonders to make outdoor living spaces feel dynamic and interesting. Scour flea markets or architectural salvage shops for castoffs that lend visual appeal without being too expensive.

Establish focus
Every open space must have a focal point. Well-designed indoor rooms typically build off one element a sofa or piece of art, for example which gives the eye something to land on; the rest of the furnishings and accents support that piece. That same principle applies to outdoor living spaces.

Add fire
Always try to add some source for fireplace into the space. You know it is where you love to curl up with a good book on a quiet night or where larger groups gather on chilly days. The same is true in outdoor living spaces: A source of fire draws people. If you have the space and budget, consider a full-size version; if not, investigate fire pits, which provide flexibility and affordability.

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