Outdoor living is no longer an alien concept. It’s now part of the mainstream home decor. In fact, it’s now one of the hottest trend patterns in home decor arena. The homeowners now have host of interesting choices to have a stylish and cool outdoor living space. The great thing about these outdoor living spaces is that they allow you to unleash your latent emotions, which help you to slain the demon called stress. Outdoor living space is a great happening for people closely interwoven with casual entertaining. Surprisingly, these home innovations come at an affordable price. It can be safely stated that “outside in” has become a mover and shaker in lives of those who wish to remain at safe distance from a monotonous life. They are the best place to provide extension to your romantic dreams or share some great moments with long lost friends. Image credit
It’s time to unfold the points that one needs to keep in mind while making outdoor room a reality.
1. Flooring and roofs
The two important concerns are related with flooring and roofing. One needs to be extra conscious while dealing with these two sections. A proper roofing structure shall make the visitors above the problems posed by weather changes. Naturally, the places situated in hot locations will make the life of dwellers miserable in summer days. To avoid such embarrassing episodes, its better the arrangements that control the shades of weather are properly installed. And yes, what about the floor? It’s really important that flooring is proper with usage of either wood or stone. For instance, basic concrete slab would provide a stone or brick look to your floor.
In fact, have furniture that’s built of weather resistant materials. These furniture should evoke a certain interest in your room. They should go well with the look and feel of your home and existing décor. Wood furniture, at present, is the hot favorite.
Coming to the other aspects, let’s treat our outdoor room as an intimate extension of our home. This homey area should produce the desired comfort level with addition of all the things that make it give a chic look. You can either have the cushions from home improvement centers or if you have time you can create your own cushions that provide happy expressions on the faces of visitors. The colors should match well with the rest of the homes.
Lighting factor is also important. Ensure that it has a proper lighting system that does not attract insects and bugs. It should have ample light to make the nights bright. Torches and insect repellent candles would work wonder as they will also let not insects attack the outdoor room. For those interested in natural lights could opt for gas lanterns and gas table lamps. They also radiate a warm feeling! Outdoor ceiling fan and chandelier combination are must for people in love with stylish life.
5. Bring some greenery
The addition of plants and flowers would add greenery, making life visit your home often. You need not be extravagant while deciding the items you wish to place in the outdoor room. The aesthetic appeal does not come with money. It comes with usage of better creative instincts. Try setting the plants in clusters around your patio furniture! Try making use of unused decorative accessories to provide an eye-catching appeal to the room.
What’s good about it?
1. Personal space to relax: Outdoor room space has become integral part of our lives. There is certainly a growing preference for such rooms that encourage casual entertaining. After all, if there is no personal space to relax in a refreshing way, I am sure then we would be, more often than not, find ourselves sleeping inside the dull and dangerous hospital rooms with syringe bottles. So, its better that we find time enough to first creates an outdoor room and then ensures that you come to spend some quality time with your friends. In fact, they also increase the resale value of your home.
2. Increase Livable Space: These rooms are extension of inner rooms. They are separate from the inner rooms, yet they enjoy an intimate bond with rooms inside. These comfy outdoors are now hot favorite amidst people interested in having casual entertainment, besides ensuring day-to-day quality of life.
3. Create Lasting Beauty: The aesthetic appeal of these rooms lend an everlasting charm to the space around. These can be retained with proper decorating. The things like colorful container gardening, artful accessories and water features when coupled with year-round interest, make life dance in these outdoor rooms.
• Well, unpredictable weather always acts as spoilsport. So, unless your room is well installed with features that make sudden changes in weather a less shocking phenomenon, you would always remain prone to uncomfortable weather changes in these rooms.
• Please ensure that you have proper heating device to ensure that they remain relevant all round the year. Ensure that rooms are built of weather friendly materials. To deal with hot summers have some features that prevents you from turning into baked potato prepared in campfire coals.
• Who told you that only charming friends will be the visitors? Be prepared to receive all types of insects every now and then, especially the bugs and mosquitoes. So, please save your visitors from falling in the company of visitors.