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Liven Up Your Outdoor Room:

6 Ideas For Creating An Inviting Outdoor Space
By Expert Tips
Date: November 25 2019
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Since winter is around the corner, it’s time to spend much more time in the outdoor room. Time to enjoy coffee in the fresh morning, read books in the sunny afternoon, and chat with friends in the balmy evenings. 

Creating an inviting outdoor room is the perfect way to enjoy your outdoor living space and incorporate such moments into your life.

Blurring the lines of outdoors and indoors not only increases the value of your property, but it also increases the overall living space of your home. 

That said, enlisted below are a few ideas for creating an inviting outdoor space.


First, determine how you want to use your space. This will help you decide the type of furniture you must use. Do you want to use this space for “me time” or want to entertain your guests? 

When picking outdoor furniture, make sure it is comfortable and made up of weather-resistant fabric. For creating a small private area, consider using a coffee table and a few chairs. To create a lounge area for everyone, add a comfortable sofa-set with warm and cosy touches, and throw cushions.


Outdoor lighting is important. By adding beautiful lighting fixtures to your outdoor room, you can extend the hours your outdoor space can be used. The right lighting can set the mood right and create a gorgeous, inviting ambience. 

There are many ways to incorporate ambient lighting -- you can use outdoor lamps, path lights, string lights on a louvred patio roof, candles arranged in small jars, etc. 

For a more permanent lighting solution, use bare bulbs. Select the option that leaves you with an outdoor space everybody desires.

Outdoor Roof

If you want to make the most of your outdoor living space, you must consider installing the louvred outdoor roof system. These opening closing roof systems extend the use of your outdoor living space. Since outdoor room creates a connection between the inside and outside of the home, louvred roofs provide the flexibility of moving the lawn party inside. 

The louvred roof also offers a perfect shading solution and provides complete rain protection. 

Plants and Flowers

Plants and flowers add life to any space. 

Add potted plants, ivy, and flowers to your garden. Herbs make a great addition too. If you don’t have space or budget to create a beautiful garden, grow coloured flowers in pots or simply buy a few cheap bunches from the supermarket.

You can also grow plants in small jars and keep them on your coffee table. Decorative succulents look fabulous and can bring more style to your outdoor room.


Your outdoor room is an extension to your living space, so decorate it as you would decorate your indoors. With so many options available, you can accessorise your space and take it to the next level. 

Brighten up the appearance of your chairs or sofas by scattering some soft cushions or throw blankets on them. 

To add colour, pattern, texture to your outdoor living space, use weather-resistant, easy to clean outdoor rugs. They are great for high-traffic areas.


Lastly, when designing your outdoor room, consider how people will enter and exit, and move around within the space. Follow some simple rules. Don’t overdo with accessories, don’t fill the space with excess furniture, and ensure that entry and exit points are accessible. 

Final Thoughts

Your outdoor living space can be a huge reflection of your personal style. By following these tips, you can create an outdoor room you will enjoy all-year-round.

So, what are you waiting for? Buckle up, follow this guide and host outdoor gatherings like a pro! 

If you have some more tips that can make an outdoor space more enticing, let us know in the comment section below!

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