Outdoor living spaces can be the perfect way to add additional living space to your home. They are a great way to make use out of extra space without the hassle of a full addition of a new room. You can create a comfortable outdoor living space in a patio, porch, or garden area. With an enclosed patio, if this is what you have to work with, you can simply decorate it with linens and furnishings of your choice to cozy up your home. In order to make this space feel like a continuation of your home, here are a few suggestions.
One of the initial changes you can make is to add some nice patio blinds. These come in a variety of options, with my favorite type being bamboo blinds. Bamboo patio blinds provide a very clean and calming look for your outdoor space. Bamboo is a great product to decorate with because it is a naturally occurring material, therefore, not only is it great looking, it is eco-friendly as well. They provide an excellent way to keep the light out, but if you want to let the sunlight in, simply roll them up! By installing patio blinds, you are also assuring yourself of some privacy when you want it.
Furniture is another great way to create a more enjoyable outdoor living space. If the space is enclosed and has more than just screens on the windows, you can use regular furniture for the space as long as water won’t be coming in. However, if you are looking for more of an outdoor feeling, patio furniture may suit your needs better. If your windows are only screened, then using regular furniture is out of the question, in which case, outdoor furniture would be very necessary. The best way to make your outdoor furniture feel and look like it is part of the inside of your home is by adding outdoor furniture covers. Not only do they provide an additional level of protection, but they can look nice, too.
In addition to adding some blinds and furniture to the space, there are a number of other ways that you can make the outdoors feel more like a room that would be found indoors, except for the added benefits of the fresh air and breezes that it brings. Add some outdoor rugs on the floor, put a few decorative accessories around, like a garden clock or a water feature, throw some patio chair cushions around for added comfort, or display a couple of attractive garden pots filled with colorful flowers or textured plants. The possibilities for customizing your outdoor space to make it feel like an addition to your home are virtually endless and are limited only by your imagination.