News // June 13, 2023
Written by Spyropoulos Alicia
8 Tips for Creating an Outdoor Living Room
An outdoor living area is a great way to spend more time outdoors, expand your living space and enjoy the fresh air at any time. To create a comfy, inviting space in which you can enjoy spending time with friends and family, it can be difficult to work out where to begin.
From the addition of outdoor roller blinds to selecting quality outdoor furniture, see below for some tips to create an impressive, cosy outdoor space.
5 benefits of an outdoor lounge
If you are wondering why you should have an outdoor living room at all, here are some benefits of investing in this outside space.
1. Improved health
Time in the sun and fresh air has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood, and boost immunity. Having a living room outdoors will allow you to enjoy benefits such as these on a daily basis, and experience improved health.
2. Increased home value
An additional living space can help to boost your home’s curb appeal, making it more attractive to potential buyers or renters if you plan to sell or rent in future.
3. Better entertaining
When entertaining guests, an outdoor area is the ideal relaxed environment. This can also mean you have space to host more people if there is not much room indoors.
4. A place for time with family
This area can be an enjoyable, comfortable space to spend time with family. You can enjoy the outdoors while playing games, reading or sitting back and talking with a tea.
5. Stronger connection to nature
Spending time outdoors can allow you to feel more connected to the natural world and feel grateful for the beauty of the flowers in spring, autumn leaves in surrounding trees and sunrises or sunsets.
8 Tips For Creating An Impressive Outdoor Lounge Room
1. Choose the location
When selecting the right location for your living room, it’s important to think about where it will go. If you have options, consider the area with the best view, most shade or most sunlight, depending on your preference.
2. Quality outdoor furniture
For furniture that lives outside, quality is key as it is constantly exposed to the elements. Durable materials for outdoor furniture include teak, cedar and certain metals.
3. Cosy accessories
Accessories such as pillows, blankets and rugs can really assist in creating an intimate, comfortable environment that can be enjoyed all-year round, whether it’s a warm summer evening or a cold winter’s day. Additional elements to consider may include mood lighting such as fairy lights.
4. Outdoor fire pit
To generate a true feeling of warmth and comfort, an outdoor fireplace or fire pit is the ideal addition to the space. These can be purchased, or even DIY’d out of a washer drum for a fun project.
5. Outdoor roller blinds
These blinds offer the freedom to host guests no matter the weather and at any time of year, without needing to worry about rainchecking. To truly enjoy your outdoor lounge and experience a space sheltered from glare, UV, wind, rain, dust, prying eyes and pesky insects, adding outdoor blinds to your patio space is highly recommended.
Aside from maintaining the lovely garden in your backyard, additional plants and greenery can help to really bring your outdoor lounge area to life. Consider hanging baskets and potted plants to pepper around the area.
7. Outdoor speakers
Outdoor speakers are a great way to take entertainment to the next level with music and sound to create the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests. Browse a range of portable bluetooth speakers or integrated outdoor sound systems.
8. Outdoor kitchen or bar
A BBQ, outdoor kitchen or bar area can really enhance outdoor living. This will allow you to continue enjoying the outdoors with all the convenience of an indoor space, and help to avoid bringing things in and out of the house.
Enhance your outdoor area with Security Plus outdoor roller blinds
Security Plus Shutters, Doors & Blinds patio blinds are the perfect solution to create a completely sheltered and comfortable outdoor lounge. With roller blinds available in sunscreen mesh or PVC, enjoy protection from UV as well as wind, rain and dust block. Sunscreen mesh also offers privacy during the day while maintaining an outside view.
With over 30 years of proven industry success, Security Plus is dedicated to providing comfort and peace of mind to Australian families. Contact us to arrange a consultation or learn more about our products.