Updated: Apr 14, 2020
Autumn has arrived and it’s time to bring the indoors out with cozy features and fire pits are becoming all the rage! Your outdoor space is a continuation of your home which showcases your style and personality. Why should that end with summer? Extend your time in the fresh, crisp air with outdoor seating areas that feel as cozy as your couch.
Designate your backyard as an outdoor room. This area has transformed into a cozy courtyard with the addition of custom stone flooring, an area rug, and a large fireplace to draw you into this one-of-a-kind space. Add coordinating outdoor furniture, décor, and tall plants to accent your focal point.
SMALL SPACE, LARGE IMPACT
Make the most out of your backyard by using existing shapes in your design. The endless curve of the fire pit creates a natural flow and allows for a seating area that makes everyone feel included. Add a few graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows for a tasty treat.
ADD SOME BUBBLES
Don’t neglect your deck! With beautiful views or a custom outdoor space, your deck is the perfect place to enjoy the autumn air. Add a free-standing jacuzzi to stay warm on those chilly nights or enjoy time with family and friends. This home completes their deck with a grill and seating area to utilize their unique space.
Reflect your contemporary style with sleek lines and modern features in your outdoor space. A built-in fireplace permits you more space in your garden or patio while the details of this feature can match your design. Coordinate your furniture by choosing clean lines or contemporary materials such as wood and natural stone.
We all need a getaway from time to time. Create a secluded area that feels warm and cozy in your own garden. Natural landscaping creates the perfect backdrop for this unique fireplace and stone flooring. Add a few wicker chairs and a matching end table that mimic the surrounding landscape to enjoy your peaceful retreat for hours.
OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM
A living room forms a gathering place in your home, so why not have the same outdoors? A pergola acts as a roof to create a defined space, just as your walls do indoors. With the addition of brick flooring, comfy furniture, and a warm fireplace, you’ll feel right at home.
ENJOY THE VIEW
An exquisite view can often be the selling point on a home. Highlight your view by arranging your furniture and features accordingly. The curved outdoor sofa creates cozy seating around the fire pit. With the sofa facing outward, you have a 180 degree view right outside your door.
When you have a large outdoor space, don’t limit yourself to just one area. Build multiple spaces within your design for functionality. This raised platform and brick wall creates an intimate feel - the perfect spot for a seating area. Design an outdoor kitchen with a braai, accessories, and a covered table to form an area that allows room to cook while others mingle.
Plants are a flexible, quick, and budget-friendly way to update your outdoor design each season. Adding vines to a pergola or fence softens the space while adding variety and interest. For a splash of color, consider potted plants that give you the flexibility to replace depending on the season or your color palette.
Whatever your taste or your needs, your outdoor space is a continuation of your home – your outdoor design should be too. Try something new, add something to your outdoor space and above all, enjoy the beautiful autumn days while you can.