Summer is just around the corner, and we can look forward to the days getting even hotter and longer. Creating a well designed and inviting outdoor space is essential for those who enjoy spending time outside.
For me, the joys of outdoor living and entertaining are unrivalled. I love dining outside with
friends and family, relaxing in the warmth, enjoying a refreshing cocktail, and creating
Whether you have a sprawling backyard or a cosy balcony, the right outdoor furnishings can transform any area into a stylish and comfortable oasis. In this post, I will explore the essential staples of outdoor furnishing that will elevate your outdoor space and make it a perfect haven for relaxation and entertainment.
Vichy Lounge Set by Cox & Cox
One of the most important staples of outdoor furnishing is comfortable seating. From
lounge chairs and sofas to hammocks and benches, there are numerous options to suit your
style and space.
Look for weather-resistant materials such as teak, aluminium, or synthetic wicker that can withstand the elements. Adding cushions or pillows in vibrant colours and patterns will not only provide extra comfort but also inject personality into your outdoor seating area. The boxy silhouette of the striking Vichy Lounge Set gives it a contemporary appeal that will bring streamlined style to your deck or terrace, finished with essential welcoming tones.
Tove dining chairs by Cox & Cox
Talenti Cleo Outdoor Lantern by Lagoon
Long, warm evenings spent outdoors and glorious golden hours are truly what Summer is all
about. But the evening shouldn’t have to end when it gets dark!
Layering lights, focusing on brightening up the dark corners, gives a cosy effect. Solar powered lights are a great environmentally friendly choice and are also low maintenance, as the daylight sensor will automatically illuminate your space. Perfect for fuss-free ambiance. Install lighting fixtures strategically to highlight architectural features, seating areas, or walkways.
The Talenti LED lantern is rechargeable and will be perfect for a modern patio, terrace or pool side.
An outdoor rug can tie together your outdoor furniture arrangement and add visual interest
to your space. Look for rugs made from materials that can withstand moisture and are easy
to clean, such as polypropylene or synthetic fibres.
Outdoor rugs not only provide a cosy underfoot feel but also define different areas in your outdoor space, creating a sense of visual unity.
Copper Rim Fire Pit by VonHaus
Fire pits have become increasingly popular in outdoor spaces, and for good reason. They
provide warmth, create an inviting atmosphere, and serve as a focal point for social gatherings. With a fire pit, you can extend the usability of your outdoor space into cooler seasons. Gathering around a crackling fire keeps you warm and allows you to appreciate the beauty of your surroundings, even on those chilly evenings. They can be designed as standalone structures or incorporated into existing patio or garden features, blending seamlessly with your overall outdoor design.
Mirrors are not solely reserved for indoor spaces. When strategically placed, mirrors can have a profound impact on your outdoor area, adding depth, enhancing natural light, and creating unique visual effects. Mirrors have the remarkable ability to create an illusion of a larger space. By strategically positioning mirrors in your outdoor area, you can make even a modest-sized garden or patio feel more expansive and open. They can capture stunning views, reflect flowers or foliage, and even amplify natural light. The Cox & Cox mirror above is a great example of reflection used in an outdoor space.
Incorporating these essential staples of outdoor furnishing will elevate your outdoor space,
turning it into a retreat where you can relax, entertain, and connect with nature.
From comfortable seating to functional lighting, each element plays a crucial role in creating a welcoming and enjoyable environment. Remember to consider your specific needs, style preferences, and available space when selecting outdoor furnishings. With the right choices,
your outdoor space can become an extension of your home, offering endless opportunities for leisure and enjoyment.