Make it right…make it beautiful… make it your own
Unless you're very unlucky, it won't rain in your living room.
Your outdoor living area, on the other hand, will have to cope with the odd downpour.
But look on it as a challenge.
Our British weather gives you a unique opportunity to work through and with the seasons to create a very special setting. You may want to match the surrounding seasons or defy them, but either choice provides options for fresh and original designs.
Keep it clean. Rain, wind and snow will all tend to spoil the look of a well-designed space. If you want the area to be presentable and as attractive to visitors as possible then you will need to clean perhaps as often as you intend to use the space. This is especially important before social gatherings. You do not want your design efforts to be undone because you neglected to sweep the patio.
Take your surroundings into account. If you can include them into your decorations from time to time so much the better.
Centrepieces that include multicoloured leaves and flowers from your garden are beautiful and make your guests feel closer to their natural surroundings. Drawing inspiration from your surroundings always helps to move you into a design plan that moves seamlessly from your outdoor living space to the great outdoors.
Your design scheme need not be a static one. You can change it with the seasons, for special occasions, or merely on a whim. Changing the decorative additions for special occasions can help to create the proper feeling of either comfort or elegance. You could use candles, different types of lights, and even streamers depending on what the situation calls for.
Your outdoor living space has a great deal of versatility, and all it will take to go from a relaxing setting for two to the setting for an elegant party for a whole group is a few simple adjustments. It does not take a complete overhaul to change an outdoor space. It only takes a few minor touches that were well chosen.
Transforming any living area is the very essence of design. The only difference with redesigning your outdoor living space is that you can easily alter it on a regular basis without a giant effort on your part.
Keep it clean, draw inspiration from your surroundings, and change it whenever you wish so that your outdoor living room will express your personality, your ideas and your life every time you enjoy it.