Creating the perfect outdoor living environment can be a daunting task, but it doesn't
have to be.
With a little creativity, it's easy to transform your outdoor space into a comfortable and inviting area that you'll love spending time in.
Out is the new in ..
Are you ready to take your outdoor living to the next level?
We’re seeing a trend towards blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, with natural light and biophilic design elements being used to connect the two .. but how do you create that indoor-outdoor feeling in your own space?
Here are some fun and creative ideas to get you started.
Extend Your Living Space Outwards by Decking
When the weather is warm, we naturally want to spend more time outdoors and decking is a great way to bring some of the trappings of everyday life into your garden.
There are plenty of contemporary decking ideas to choose from, whether you have a large or small garden.
Why not go for a covered deck, so you can enjoy your space even when it’s raining, or the sun gets too strong?
‘Millboard’ .. We Can’t Get Enough of It!
Millboard decking goes beyond aesthetics and durability, reflecting the company's dedication to sustainability and the outdoors.
They inspire a love for nature while safeguarding it for future generations and lead the industry by creating eco-friendly decking without compromising performance or style.
We support Millboard not only for their quality products but also for their commitment to making a positive impact on the world.
Cook in The Open Air with An Outdoor Kitchen
Adding an outdoor kitchen to your decking project can bring the simple pleasure of cooking outdoors to your large garden.
With a charcoal or gas-powered grill, you can savour delicious meals while basking
in the sun.
For a more primal experience, a fire pit is a great addition to toast marshmallows or cook jacket potatoes.
Dine Al Fresco with an Outdoor Dining Table
Why eat indoors on warm summer evenings when you can enjoy a meal at a beautifully ‘scaped’ outdoor dining table?
With an outdoor dining area, you can breathe in fresh air while surrounded by natural materials that bring a sense of harmony to your space. You can even create a cohesive look by matching your furniture to your deck boards.
Repurpose Leftover Decking Materials for DIY Flowerboxes
Don't waste any of your leftover decking materials!
Turn them into DIY raised planter boxes for showcasing potted plants and kitchen herbs.
These versatile boxes come in all shapes and sizes, making them a perfect decking idea for adding a touch of greenery to your space.
Create a Natural Living Wall with Climbing Plants
For those without enough garden space, a natural living wall made with climbing plants can be a great alternative. It not only adds a calming, relaxing element to your space, but also provides privacy and combats feelings of exposure that may come from having an open garden.
Turn Up the Atmosphere with Festoon Lights
Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your outdoor space is key to maximising its potential, especially if you plan on spending time there in the evening.
A great way to achieve this is by adding festoon lights, lanterns, or LED lights .. not only do they create a cosy and intimate feel, but they also add a touch of personality and style to your outdoor space.
Create A Cosy, Undisturbed Space with Privacy Screens
Privacy can sometimes be an issue in outdoor areas, even though they're technically private spaces.
If you're looking to create a more intimate and undisturbed space, consider adding privacy screens to your patio or deck area - not only do they offer practical benefits like blocking out unwanted views or reducing wind, but they can also enhance the visual appeal of your outdoor space by incorporating natural materials like wood.
Choose Garden Furniture That Makes Your Garden Feel
Outdoor furniture is an essential element of any outdoor living space, and it's important to choose pieces that make your garden feel like an extension of your home.
Whether you opt for a comfortable dining set with chairs, a plush sofa with a coffee table, or even just some cosy bean bags, adding creature comforts is key to making your outdoor living space feel special.
Don't forget to add plenty of comfy cushions to make your outdoor furniture feel like home!
Blurring the Lines ..
With so many possibilities for using natural materials and blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, your garden can become your own personal oasis.
The key is to get creative and think outside the box to design your perfect outdoor living environment.
Whether you want to create a cosy and intimate space or a fun and lively gathering place, the possibilities are endless.
So, take your outdoor living to the next level and enjoy all that nature has to offer!