How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Every home needs a great outdoor living space. Especially during the spring & summer months, your outdoor area is the perfect place to spend time with friends and family, especially during the pandemic. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the fresh air.

Regardless of whether you have a big garden or a small patio to work with, there are a lot of things that you can do to create the ultimate outdoor living space for you and those around you. Sansums are here to share with you some great tips and tricks for transforming your outdoor space into a sanctuary for entertaining and relaxing.

Colour Palette

When designing your outdoor living space, colour is everything! From the walls to the patio slabs it really is important if you want to create a cohesive and well-designed atmosphere. If you would like to create a relaxing space you should choose soft, neutral tones which will help to promote a relaxing environment. If you would like to create an entertainment space, you could consider a brighter, bolder colour palette with bright pops of colour.

Add Some Greenery

Why not liven up your outdoor space with plenty of plants and greenery? When adding greenery to your home it is important to think outside the box! You can add some vines, bright plant pots or even consider a vertical garden, which is striking and perfect for herbs and other small plants.

Space For Shade

Living in Britain, it’s safe to say we adore the sunshine but sometimes it can get a little too hot and it’s nice to have the option to retreat to the shade if you want to. A covered patio area could help serve you well in all seasons. Shade can also act as a measure of privacy too, so it might be worth investing some time and effort into finding a solution for shade and privacy.

Warmth For Winter

You don’t just want to shelter from the sun, but you also will likely want to shelter from the rain too. If you want to use your outdoor living space all year through, you may want to consider getting some heating solutions. Heaters, fireplaces, fire pits and fire bowls are all incredible options for keeping a warm outdoor space during the colder months. Make sure to check your local area’s rules and regulations when it comes to fires in the garden.

Comfortable Seating

You don’t want people standing around as it could quite quickly become quite uncomfortable. You will need to add plenty of places to sit in your outdoor living space. Create a cosy, inviting place to sit and relax for both yourself, your family and your friends.

Cooking Facilities

Everyone loves a BBQ or a garden tea party, which is why cooking facilities should be a primary function of outdoor living space. One of the first things people will consider is a BBQ and after that people then consider pizza ovens and fire pits.
There is even a trend where you have an outdoor kitchen fully equipped with a fridge, kitchen sink and a lot more. Don’t forget to have a dining table too to serve meals and accommodate guests and family. You may want to consider getting an umbrella too in case there is a turn in the weather, we want you to be prepared for all situations.
Outdoor Living Room

Final Tip

Finally, when creating an outdoor living space it is important to keep your primary purpose in mind. Whether you want to create a relaxing space, a space for entertainment or just a place to gather your family, your outdoors should be matched to how you like to spend your time in your garden and ultimately in your home.