Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Great Outdoors: 7 Beautiful Ideas for Outdoor Furnishing

Chloe Taylor is here to share some great ideas on furnishings for your outdoor space. I love our outdoor space and enjoy it most when friends and family are comfortably ensconced. Thanks for the great ideas Chloe!

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Having a backyard and not using it for spending time relaxing or entertaining friends is a true waste of resources. If the area where you live in has at least couple of months of sunny and pleasant weather, you should take advantage of it. However, spending time outdoors no longer mean that you will sit on logs or improvised benches. Exterior furnishing had evolved into equally stylish affair like the interior, and you can really be creative and have some fun with it. So, if you are ready to elevate your backyard into an extension of your house’s décor, here are seven amazing ideas for outdoor furnishing.

Napping outside

How we use our outdoor space has changed a lot, and besides mere sitting and gathering, people are searching for absorbing fresh air and the sun while taking a nap. Now, you can’t take a nap on an outdoor chair or a bench, but if you like to get your shuteye while outside, you can consider getting a daybed – circular cushioned island, that not only gives you the chance to relax, but also makes a striking design element.

Complex furniture

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One of the main features of outdoor furniture as we used to know it is simplicity – pieces made of single material, such as wood or iron. These days, we’ll be seeing a lot more complex furniture made of two or more materials (e.g. steel, metal, and rope). Such pieces are more complex to produce and have more design details.

Everything cushiony

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New age outdoor furniture won’t allow you to sit uncomfortably on hard surfaces. Most of the renowned furniture manufacturers, such as Robert Plumb, are creating lounges, sofas, armchairs, ottomans, pool lounges and daybeds that feature high-quality foam cushions combined with durable and comfortable covers, which are really a worthy investment.

Pallet craze

Furnishing your patio can be done on a shoestring budget, and the pallet DIY furniture is only proving that point. If you have some extra pallets on your hands or know a place where you can get them for a bargain, you can repurpose them into anything ranging from corner bench to daybed. The best thing about pallets is that they’re very versatile: you can leave them as they are for a rustic natural look, or paint them white for a shabby-chic feel.

The fire element

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In the ancient times, people would gather around the fire to tell their stories and sing their songs. Today, nothing has changed, except the fire features became much more elegant. If you love to be trendy, then consider getting a linear or rectangular fireplace to enhance your backyard. If, on the other hand, you lean more on the traditional side (and want to save money) you can build your own fire pit.

Cover up

Shade makes an essential part of the outdoor furnishing process, but not only because it creates a unique aesthetic zone, but also because it protects the furniture from the elements. There are various different approaches to covering up your furniture and shielding yourself from the sun.
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Oversized umbrellas are a very affordable option, but if you have some material, extra time on your hands, and construction skills, you can even go with something more eye-catching like a pergola.

Finishing touches

It’s never enough to simply arrange your outdoor furniture around the fire element and leave it like that. To create a truly homey and enchanting atmosphere, you will need to devote some attention to the details like lighting and accessories. You can save on lighting by using the trees nearby or pergola structure to wrap some string lights around, but you can also go with solar torches or lanterns. In the end, you can always add more décor elements like candles, fresh flowers, artwork, mirrors and houseplants.
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Preparing your backyard for the hot season doesn’t have to be expensive or demanding. These seven ideas will show you where to save and where to splurge, and how to turn your backyard into an oasis it was always meant to be.

1 comment:

  1. With increasing double income, nuclear families, it has become much easier to afford designer homes. Additionally, the present generation has the ability to recognize, acquire and put together an ideal collection of unique, hand-picked objects (furniture, artifacts, art, knick-knacks, furnishings etc that reflect ones personal style, taste and hence social status. Thanks for sharing.