Whether it is having a Sunday barbecue cookout with the family, or having intimate tea time with a friend, your outdoor set up should show off your true personality. Hanging out on a patio, or overlooking a garden, has calming effects that should come with the right furniture and design.
And there are many ways to achieve that. You can use sandblasters offered by firms such as Syntech to refinish an old outdoor bench, or simply have vines crawl up your patio posts. What you choose will depend on your taste.
Here are a few tips on how to enhance the outdoor ambience of your home.
Use bamboo, rattan or wicker furniture
This material imprints an island, summer-feel to any outdoor setting. They can come in different shades, but the most common would be its neutral colour.
Put on the beach vibe
You can play with shades of blue paired with white on throw pillows or wooden lounge chairs. Add seashell ornaments on a side table or some white sand in a bottle to get that beach vibe going right in your backyard.
Add long wooden bench seating
You can have all sides of your veranda or pouch as benches, or just add some to designated spots in your garden. This kind of furniture always welcomes a relaxing moment with a friend.
Use floor pillows and pouffes
Low-level seating is usually for those who want to have that Bohemian feel. Put them in a circle, have some incense burning and take out your glasses of wine for a quiet evening of conversations with your closest friends.
Go where the morning sun shines
If you are lucky enough to have outdoor space where the morning sun shines, go ahead and set up a breakfast nook right there. Having your coffee on an alfresco morning can boost your mood for the rest of the day.
Whatever you choose, make sure it shows who you really are – a person who loves the tranquillity of the outdoors.