People are embracing the idea of outdoor rooms. They want the same amount of comfort and convenience from their porches and decks as they do their living rooms. Smart homeowners realize that a porch addition is a lower cost way to extend the square footage of your home. And, it’s also a lot more fun to be outside.
HERE ARE 5 DESIGN IDEAS THAT ARE GREAT FOR OUTDOOR SPACES:
LIVING ROOM-WORTHY OUTDOOR FURNITURE
The first step to creating a comfortable outdoor living space is furnishing it with comfortable and attractive furniture. It’s really hard to enjoy yourself when you’re afraid that the weather-beaten wicker chair beneath you may crumble at any minute. Luckily, there are tons of options at SBF INTERIORS AND OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED. Because of advances in furniture and fabric technology, it’s possible to have fully upholstered furniture outside. It’s also nice to combine different kinds of furniture to get a collected look just like you would in your living room.
The renewed focus on high quality outdoor furniture has also boosted the selections and combinations of outdoor fabrics that homeowners and designers are using. Some people prefer strong colors outside. For them, it’s anything goes as long as it matches green! If purple is too bold, consider navies, browns, or charcoals as neutrals, but lighten the palette with contrasting, patterned pillows. Just like an indoor sofa, you’ll want to layer on two pairs of matching patterned pillows in complementary prints. “Stripes and geometrics are almost foolproof to blend,”
SMOOTH AND FASHIONABLE FLOORING
Outdoor spaces are shoe-free zones. After you’ve assessed the shape of your floors, treat them as another design feature. Since the walls and railings will need to match your exterior, paint the floor to give your porch the polish of a room (and extend the life of your decking). White is a no-brainer that makes rooms look bigger. Stripes or a classic checkerboard pattern are timeless options too.