We have been enjoying the warm sun rays and the summer breeze of the season and know that it’s the perfect time to enhance and refresh our outdoor living space.
If your home has an outdoor space, whether it is the front porch, a balcony, terrace, or patio there is no better season to fully use them. Convert the outdoor living spaces of your home into your favorite summer spots. DKOR’s interior design team shares some of our favorite outdoor spaces from residential projects that anyone can take inspiration from.
The décor of your outdoor spaces is as important as the home décor of your interiors. The style of your outdoor living space should complement the design style of the home in order to create a feeling of continuity between the interiors and exteriors.
Continuity from the interior into the outdoor spaces can be achieved by blending the interior color palette and materials on the indoor spaces into the finishes and materials within the outdoor spaces. Add special decorative accents with the use bright and fresh colors to emphasize the outdoor style.
Aside from the style and color, consider the function and needs of your outdoor spaces to get hours of enjoyment in these areas. What activities do you, your guests, or family members enjoy the most? Are you hoping to relax privately on a sunny day or entertain family and friends? The way you intend on spending your time there, will guide the design. You will understand if you need a lot of casual seating or dining, lights in the evening, or furniture for lounging.
Today, there is a large selection of outdoor furniture to choose from several online and retail suppliers. Benches, hammocks, lounge chairs, dining sets, sofas, patio tables, etc. are available in different sizes and styles to complement your space. Measure your outdoor living space and select outdoor furniture pieces according to its size.
You can also update your existing furniture for a fresh new look this season. We recommend reupholstering or replacing furniture cushions. You can find great weather-friendly fabrics options on the market. Stay tuned to our DKOR living blog, we will have a guest blogger sharing more details about this topic soon.
Everyone living in a tropical environment like South Florida should use their outdoor living spaces! Sit outside and enjoy the bright sky with a refreshing drink on these sweltering days.
For more design ideas, take a look at some inspirational images of residential outdoor spaces from DKOR Interior design projects.