A kitchen feeds you, a living area comforts you, and a bedroom allows you rest, but it is a garden that gives you a breath of nature. The seating area in your outdoor space should be somewhere you love spending time so that you can enjoy garden parties and early mornings watching the sunrise.
If your outdoor seating area could use a little TLC, then here is how to spruce it up.
Your garden isn’t just for the summertime! If you put loads of work into making your garden pretty, but by the time winter rolls around, it becomes an abandoned space, it’s time to change your habits.
Installing heating in the seating area helps you enjoy the outdoors even when the temperature plummets. From fire pits to patio heaters, there is plenty of option when it comes to heating up your outdoor space, so do a little research and find the one that works for you.
Paint the Furniture
Do you have an old set of furniture that hasn’t seen the light of day in years? If so, it could just become your new outdoor seating! It’s easy to breathe life into old furniture by painting it – Harmony Paints create vibrant, durable colors that are sure to lift any old set of tables and chairs.
Even if you’re hunting down new outdoor furniture, keep in mind that painting is an option, as you could find the perfect design in the wrong color!
Plants, Plants, Plants
It’s outdoors, so there should be plenty of plants. Put plants in the ground, in pots, and have them climbing up the walls to give the space a real outdoorsy feel. A couple of trees overhanging the seating area also gives a beautiful look – you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a fairy garden!
Dot Fairy Lights Around
There is something magically homely about fairy lights outside. If you have a tree near the seating area, then hang them around the branches, allowing the twinkly lights to shine in the background. You can even find ones that are solar panelled, providing you with a warm glow without affecting your energy bill or the environment!
Add Layered Flooring
Think about the floor design of the seating area. Adding layered flooring can look great, and easily separates the garden area from the hanging-out space. You could also add a pergola to give an extra level of separation while providing a little shelter from the skies.
Install a Water Feature
If you really want your garden space to wow your guests, install a cool water feature. There are plenty to choose from, from stone waterfalls to fabulous fountains, so choose the one that compliments your garden and enjoy the trickling of water on the warm summer evenings.
Once you have created the perfect outdoor seating area, you’ll never look back. There’ll be plenty of spring, summer, and even autumn and winter evenings soaking up the open sky and your awesome designs.