Many of us want to create a space in our outdoor areas in order for us to make the most of the fresh air and greenery. Especially since the onset of the pandemic, we have felt the need to adapt our living and garden spaces so we can get better use of them.
If you’re looking for ideas on how you can create a relaxing, cosy space for your own garden- look no further. We have created a guide on how you can create your own space to enjoy the outside, all year round!
Cosy Outdoor Living Space – Sheltered Seating Area
Due to the nature of our weather here in Britain, when creating an outdoor living area, it is worth considering cover and shelter. A fantastic option is a veranda, which can be installed by a variety of companies, including the likes of Nationwide Home Innovations. Verandas provide year-round protection from the elements, as well as having the added benefit of a range of styles. Whether you prefer more classical, traditional styles, or a more contemporary look; there will be a style to suit you and your home.
You can even choose to have your veranda as an enclosed space for an even cosier feel. You can expect to find verandas with either fixed glass walls or sliding glass walls, so you don’t have to compromise on the view of your garden. What’s more, you can include blinds on the roof or side of your veranda to block out harsh sunlight and provide privacy. When the sun has gone down and the evening chill begins to set in, you can even turn on lighting and heating integrated into your veranda. Imagine all the use you could get out of this useful addition to your home; what more could you want?!
Cosy Outdoor Living Space – Fire Pits
Fire pits are a great way to create a focal point to the sitting area in your garden. You can have them integrated, or freestanding so you can change its location should you wish. As well as the obvious benefit of providing warmth- they create a gathering point for you to bring your family and friends together. Switch off your phones for a while and enjoy company and conversation by the glow of this cosy focal point to your garden.
Cosy Outdoor Living Space – Garden Seating
One of the most important aspects of creating a comfortable space to enjoy in your garden is the seating. Garden furniture isn’t always cheap, so you need to make sure you get seating that meets your needs. Consider where your furniture will be located, will it be covered? Or would you prefer seating that can be folded away and put in a shed to protect it from the weather? Will it be out facing a view or placed in a way that allows you to sit in a group? Consider choosing something with cushioning to provide extra comfort.
Cosy Outdoor Living Space – Accessorise
Once you’ve got everything else, you can make the final touches! If you think you will be using your outdoor living space in the evenings, make sure to buy soft, warm blankets to keep you and your guests warm. Candles (whether real or battery operated) help create a cosy atmosphere- as too can fairy lights and lanterns.