As the weather is beginning to warm up and we are seeing a longer stretch in the evenings it is time to start planning our outdoor living space.
Whether you have a small outdoor area or an expansive garden, our guide on stylish ways to upgrade your outdoor living space will help you take full advantage of outdoor living as you approach Summer.
Here we have detailed six stylish ways to upgrade your outdoor living space;
1. Create a seamless transition from inside to outside
Make your outdoor space an extension of your daily life by creating exciting new areas for entertaining. Open up to the outdoors by adding comfortable outdoor seating for reading, dining and relaxing. The choice is endless. Choose a stylish matching patio table and chair set, try a modern take on traditional wicker furniture, edgy, sleek furniture or think outside the box by choosing vintage sofas and upcycled coffee tables. Introduce pockets of colour through bright patio throws and cushions and introducing outdoor rugs.
2. See things in a different light
Lighting plays an important role in setting the mood for any space and your outdoor space is no different. Think about creating a stylish ambiance by installing solar or low voltage lights to zone your space. An inexpensive yet effective way of creating mood lighting is with candles or strings of fairy lights. Candles can provide a romantic and atmospheric setting while hanging strings of lights can soften things up and turn the space into a magical setting.
3. Add clever storage and declutter
Make the most of your space for relaxing or entertaining by tidying up and decluttering. Consider adding practical and clever storage to clear away your garden tools, outdoor toys and furniture. Reorganise your space by purchasing garden storage boxes which blend in to your space or incorporate storage within handy seating benches.
4. Don’t walk on the grass
Our weather, kids and pets can all play havoc with keeping your garden looking beautiful all year round so a great way to instantly upgrade your outdoor space consider is to introducing artificial grass.
There is a current trend towards designing stylish garden zones and creating kids play areas with artificial grass as it looks great, suits a range of garden layouts, comes in various colours, has a natural look and feel and offers low year round maintenance.
5. Come on baby, light my fire
Want to create a useable alfresco space all year round? For our chillier climate introduce a stylish fire pit to your outdoor space as a focal point where everyone can gather and roast marshmallows or smores. Combine with a relaxed seating area to encourage long lingering evenings outdoors with friends and family. If you don’t have the space for a fire pit, consider adding some patio heaters. Both of these additions will allow you to enjoy your deck on those chilly Irish nights.
6. Deck it out
Decking can instantly improve the overall look of your garden. Often people love the modern clean look of decking but don’t want the upkeep of the maintenance which goes along with it. With our notoriously damp Irish weather traditional wooden decking can be dangerous and slippy. However, not all decking is created equally!
Did you know that you can enjoy all the aesthetics of decking without any hassle? Composite decking offers the benefits of a deck without the usual downsides of having a deck in Ireland. If you are looking for decking with a splash of colour, hardwearing and maintenance free then look no further than the fantastic Terrana range.
TERANNA Composite Decking is a brilliant alternative to traditional timber decking;
– will withstand all types of harsh weather conditions
– will create a comfortable, attractive external living space
– slip resistant
– environmentally friendly as well
There are two options to choose from Ever-Shield and Ever-Deck.