As the allure of outdoor living spaces continues to grow, creating a comfortable and stylish outdoor lounge is becoming a popular endeavour for homeowners. Whether you have a sprawling garden or a cosy backyard, designing an outdoor oasis requires thoughtful planning and consideration.
Things to consider when creating an outdoor lounge:
Furniture: Invest in high-quality, weather-resistant furniture. Comfort is key, so consider plush seating with plenty of cushions and a variety of options like armchairs and loungers. If you plan to dine outdoors, a large table with comfortable chairs is a must.
Shade and shelter: Elements like a pergola provide shade and shelter, allowing you to spend more time outdoors. Potential replacements for pergolas include awnings or large umbrellas.
Lighting: Outdoor lighting not only ensures you can use the space after the sun goes down but also adds to the ambiance. Consider a mix of lighting including fairy lights, lanterns, and spotlights. You could also use candles for soft, warm light.
Landscaping: Good landscaping instantly elevates outdoor lounges. Include potted plants, flower beds or even a water feature to create a luxurious and green feel.
Personal touches: Finally, add some personal touches to make the space feel like your own. This could be through artwork, outdoor rugs, or unique pieces of furniture.
A version of this article was published in the Garden&Home July 2023 print magazine.
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