Getting comfortable with shade and shelter<br />

As the temperatures rise and the sun graces us with longer days, there’s no better time to transform your outdoor space into a sanctuary that seamlessly blends with your indoor living.

Whether you have a backyard, a balcony, or a small patio, creating a comfortable and stylish outdoor oasis can significantly enhance your overall living experience during the summer months, and beyond. 

So how can you get your space ready? Think two key elements: usage, and decor.

Redesigning Outdoor Space for Summer

Extending your space with indoor/outdoor living

One of the key aspects of redesigning your outdoor space is deciding how you’ll use it.

If you’d like to extend your living space outdoors, choose durable fabrics that can transition seamlessly from inside to outside.

Retractable outdoor blinds are a fantastic addition to your outdoor space, providing instant privacy and creating an ‘indoor’ feel when desired.

These blinds can be conveniently rolled down to shield you from the sun’s intense rays or unexpected summer showers. Not only do they offer protection from the elements, but they also add a touch of elegance to your outdoor area.

When it comes to Venetian blinds, they provide optimal heat protection and unsurpassed light control. By tilting the slats, you have complete control over the amount of sun and glare that enters the space.

When selecting outdoor blinds, opt for those made from high-quality, weather-resistant materials that are easy to operate. You can choose from a variety of styles and designs that match your outdoor aesthetic, whether it’s a modern, minimalist look or a cozy, rustic vibe.

Extending your space with indoor/outdoor living

Getting comfortable with shade and shelter

Creating comfortable outdoor spaces also involves providing adequate shade and shelter.

Incorporate elements like pergolas, umbrellas, or awnings to shield your outdoor seating area from the harsh sun. These structures not only offer relief from the heat but also add aesthetic appeal to your outdoor space.

The Helioscreen awnings utilise the latest technology automation and are designed to control the entry of natural light, while also reducing glare. The cassette awning combines innovative German technology with stylish Italian design, and fully retracts to ensure the awning is protected from the harsh Australian environment, ensuring its durability.

As an added bonus, during the height of the hot summer days, you can open the awning to help control the internal conditions of your home. This can also greatly reduce your air conditioning requirements and your energy bills. Winning.

Using decor to bring the inside, out

The latest trends in outdoor decor focus on bringing the coziness and style of indoor living to your outdoor spaces.

Embrace a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor design themes by incorporating similar color schemes, textures, and design elements.

Outdoor rugs and pillows add a cozy touch to your outdoor space, making it feel like an extension of your indoor living area. According to Vogue & Vine, you don’t need a huge space to achieve this look, just make sure you opt for durable, weather-resistant rugs and pillows in patterns and colors that match your overall outdoor design.

Fire pits or outdoor fireplaces

Fire pits or outdoor fireplaces are trending features for outdoor spaces, providing a focal point and warmth during cool summer evenings. Fire pits, like this one designed by Impressions Landscape Design, can help create an inviting atmosphere for socialising and relaxing.

Make sure there is comfortable seating around the fire pit or place, but remember, this doesn’t need to be ‘formal seating’, a comfy patch of grass will do the trick too. And remember, there is always something that suits your needs and your budget. As Stone Lotus Landscapes explains, there are plenty of options available.

With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start updating your outdoor space, ensuring you can use it all year round, no matter how hot or sunny it gets outside.

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