The creation, design and decoration of your outdoor seating area is an essential part in all functional creation of your garden.
Whether you are going to use it for entertainment, to sit by the pool, or just to relax next to a fireplace, this area in your garden is a very prominent in all the design feature and can define the usefulness and the advantage of the available space in the open air.
Choose the best for your home garden design requires careful planning and attention to various details that are very important.
Materials of paving, garden furniture, accessories, and even plants and their life can significantly influence the final and general appearance of your design.
This type of features in your garden are also used to mix lounge outdoors with the House style you have and all the general design.
The design planning.
An outdoor patio is typically designed for a specific purpose. Prior to the selection of materials, accessories or any other decoration outdoors, think carefully about how you are going to use and that functions to play your backyard in the majority of circumstances.
Think about the size of the space available for your yard and decides on the best features for the area you are going to use. It is possible that you want a terrace to sit by the pool or a retreat with pergola to escape the heat of noon or simply a set of dining room with canopy. Barbecues are also interesting options to add in your garden, because with them you will be able to enjoy food in good company.
In your garden, both family and friends will feel attracted and congregate in open spaces.
As a designer, you decide where to place these areas and as furnish them; think about the design and take time to evaluate all the options that you can take advantage will help you to choose better ways and ideas to develop in your decoration.
In thinking about how the different parts of your garden and the living areas and even the amount of guests or people who normally enjoy them will be used, you will be able to create zones especially worked to this end.
A fence or artistically decorated fence can form the backdrop of a cosy lounge outdoor area.
It sets limits to define the area of seats and benches.
It makes decisions that adapt to your space. For large spaces, a source of water and a lot of plants can make a great backdrop.
The size and the amount of privacy within a living outdoor area are signs of a good design and are critical.
You can keep your seating outdoor small and intimate as a secluded retreat area, or on the contrary you can design it big and open. Limits are which establish in this regard and you and your preferences depend on settle on one or the other option.
Obviously, if space permits, you will want to have large areas of living that you can always, in small scale, transform into intimate spaces.
One way more simple and easy to set limits on your living room to the outdoors, is to take advantage of the structures, such as your home or garage, to define the perimeter of the living area. You can also create boundaries using plants or constructed elements, such as fences, pergolas, lattices, or screens.
For these rest areas, get and try as far as possible, that these structures delimiting enjoyable aesthetically. This type of fence, separations or limits are necessary not only to establish the size and purpose of a space, but also to hide and provide privacy, framing desirable visits and adding character to a space in our garden design.
However, it is possible to have high adjoining houses and have to set these limits or barriers to your privacy so that the view from above is what most private possible. To do this, you can do so easily by installing a large umbrella placed strategically.
For a more permanent means of privacy, you can use a pergola that afternoon can cover it with plants vines.
Some purposely placed trees or large shrubs can also do the work once have grown a little.
Choose a floor that fits your space and budget.
Soil and pavement is one of the things that you have to be careful in the decoration of your garden. Use a flooring for artificial stone, not only garden gives an attractive, natural appearance, but is also practical, giving the furniture that you use in your decor, a flat surface and stable where rest.
Once you have decided on the size and the General limits for your living room, you’re ready to take action and follow with the choice of the different aspects that are still you, including the soil, since it is a very important aspect in terms of decoration and that more space may occupy within it.
This selection and their materials for your garden and your living room floor, there are many options from which to choose, including natural stone, brick, pavers, concrete, gravel, etc. Make your choice will vary between the use you want to give you, your budget and tastes or needs.
Regarding your budget for materials, it is always good to use one higher for those accessories game, in this case the floor of your living room, you’re going more to use. Natural stone gives exceptional results, however perhaps is the most expensive item in the range.
On the other hand, concrete or artificial stone is the great alternative to natural stone.
Artificial stone garden soil is cheaper per square metre and in addition has the versatility of easily adapt to irregular shapes you can have in your garden. To do this you have to add that their designs are creative and exceptional finishes.
Gravel is probably the cheapest option of soil for garden. It may seem that it is not very attractive, but you can use it to dress the soil in your yard by the inclusion of sharp edges to define the area.
Edges of steel, paving stones, bricks on the edge or even artificial stone kerbs, do you set clean lines while you add visual interest.
You can mix the materials to be effective in strengthening your design concept. The use of different materials provided to your lounge outdoors nuances and sensations that are not monotonous. In this regard, it optimizes textures to add volume and cohesion between the different materials that you use.
In any case, before the final selection of the soil in your garden, consider the eventual use and especially the garden furniture you want to install in the area.
Furniture with thin legs, like metal chairs, require a paving with joints closer and less spaced for stability.
Traction is also important, uses soil for your garden that are Frost non-slip to prevent slips when they are wet or damp.
It makes your final decision based not only on your style and budget, but also in the practical sense of the materials in its use of living space.
It outlines and softens the hard limits.
Once you’ve established the limits and you have installed the ground, you may find yourself with these constructed elements must be softened or you can downplay by decrease the contrast between the design of your garden and the environment.
In this regard, it is important only to display and not eliminate fundamental boundaries and your flooring lines, since their presence ensures a seating area you feel organized and with purpose.
A method of softening hard edges and these lines is to incorporate borders planted, add plants as barriers delimiting. This type of barriers even if you choose them previously, allows you the possibility to make changes in your plants during its construction.
You can challenge the tight spaces of these barriers by creating softness without taking up much space. It uses plants vines against fences or walls you have to create walls that give a vivid visual aspect to your stay.
The use of plants with narrow upright growth habits, can create life. This soft space division creates volume and does not diminish you site in the area.
Another way to give life to the rigid walls and fences, especially on narrow points within the borders, is to create an illusion of a larger space.
You can install false windows, panels can replace them with mirrors to reflect the surrounding green space.
Try and use accessories with decorative combinations, such as flower pots that add color, texture and movement at the time that softens the edges and corners of your living room, even the vertical edges of walls and fences. All these elements act as a natural decor, transforming a simple seating area in a comfortable and cozy space in the open air.
Create a comfortable and functional outdoor seating area is one of the most rewarding tasks in the design of your garden. Not only will you get to implement the area, but that in addition this transformation of the area gives functionality to your home and garden that lacked previously, giving and giving your spaces with more functional elements and creating large and optimized areas.