3 Easy Ways to Create an Outdoor Living-room

A touch of blue sky, a burst of sunshine and the temperature is well into double digits, so it must be time to get creative in the garden. In the warmer months being outside in nature lifts the spirits and is good for the soul. Make the most of the space you have available with these three simple tips that will help you to create an outdoor living room to enjoy well into autumn.

  1. Light it up

Festoon lights work well in so many spaces; they bring a beautiful atmosphere on a summer evening and work well to zone your outdoor space. Try draping them across fences, along pergolas, above an outdoor dining table or across a garden shed for a beautiful summer vibe. You could also add in a wicker lampshade to bring a mediterranean touch to your outdoor living room.

2. Garden Seating

An outdoor sofa style bench is stylish and comfortable. Choose one in a natural material such as bamboo or have one built into you space for a bespoke look. Accessorise with lots of cushions, blankets and lanterns and keep a fire pit close by to keep you warm when the sun goes down- and for toasting marshmallows of course!

3. Layer up with an Outdoor Rug

An outdoor rug adds an other lovely layer of texture to your outdoor space, and feels cosy. It helps to zone your space and will add warmth under foot as you sit out after dusk and watch the stars appear in the summer sky… Try Design Vintage for a lovely selection of rugs that can be used both indoor and out.


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