With summer on the way, it’s time to start thinking about how you can get the most out of your garden and soak up as much sun as possible.
Have you ever considered creating an outdoor lounge space for yourself and your family and friends to use? If you have a large enough garden with some spare space, creating an outdoor lounge area is the perfect way to soak up the sun and enjoy the summer weather.
To help you create a perfect outdoor lounge area, we have put together a simple guide below. To find out more, have a read of this.
How much space do you have?
Take a realistic look at how much spare space you have and consider what you can do with it. While installing an outdoor kitchen, as well as a lounge area, may seem like a good idea, with limited space you may end up making your garden look too overcrowded. Be realistic and think about what you want and need.
Do you imagine yourself and your friends drinking wine under the stars? Do you see your family messing around in the garden during the summer while you relax in your outdoor lounge area? What exactly do you want to use your outdoor space for - relaxing, entertaining or what?
What is your budget
Before you go out and buy lots of bits and bobs for your new project, set yourself a budget so that you don’t overspend.
Once you have set a budget, break it down into sections and allocate each section of your budget a certain amount of money to spend.
Any living area, whether indoor or outdoor, needs plenty of furniture. An outdoor table and chairs or an outdoor bar area and stools will give you the space you need to spend time with your friends and family.
Outdoor sofas, armchairs and hammocks are perfect for creating a relaxed and chilled out space. Make sure that any sofas or armchairs you place outside are made of a weatherproof material.
If you are planning on using your outdoor lounge to enjoy a morning coffee, you may want to consider investing in a waterproof, outdoor coffee table.
Don’t forget to accessorise your outdoor lounge as you would any other place in your home. You can add a unique style to the space with bright, bold, mix and match pieces, such as patterned pillows, etc.
Accessories are the best way to add style to a space, and so, they are essential. To create a relaxed outdoor space, incorporate candles, outdoor lamps, outdoor rugs, and lighting. Ideally, you want to use accessories to create a relaxed atmosphere.
Adding the right type of lighting to your outdoor lounge space is vital if you want to create a relaxed and calm ambience. For a relaxed look, avoid harsh overhead lighting and instead opt for lanterns and candles.
Place lights strategically so that you can create focal points in the space. Sculptures, water features and beautiful plants all make excellent focal points.