It’s that time of year, when the beautiful warm weather invites us outside to play. And there’s no better way to engage with the gorgeous outdoors, than creating your own slice of paradise.
Keeping it close to nature is one of the key trends for the new year 2020, and that’s where the outdoor room is a must. It’s basically an extension of your home, with more room to move.
We’ve been bringing the outside in with indoor plants, now it’s time to bring the inside out, and it’s easier than you think.
Look around your home and look for space, whether it’s the balcony, back deck, small courtyard, or in your garden under a big tree, anywhere where you can visualise you own little oasis.
Select pieces that will work within your space, a small bistro table and chairs, a picnic table with bench seats, a timber outdoor setting for many, or an outdoor lounge with mismatched occasional chairs to create the look you want.
This is the fun part, where your space comes to life. It’s about creating comfort and joy, using colour and texture. Start with a rug underfoot to ground the space, and the essentials with outdoor cushions and throw rugs. Surround the area with potted greenery in various heights for added privacy and mental wellbeing. And add a little magic with festoon or fairy lights, and candles for ambience.
Entertain, relax and rejuvenate in your very own retreat. It’s your time, for some me time!