Stunning Outdoor Furniture to Expand your Living Space
It’s trendy to bring the outdoors into your home with the addition of plants and rustic colors. But what about bringing the indoors out? Outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. Whether you have a huge garden, a patio, or even a small balcony, turning it into a comfortable, inviting, liveable area can enhance your lifestyle.
Turning your outdoors into an extension of your living space isn’t difficult (nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg!) provided you pay attention to a few details and make sure there’s plenty of comfortable seating for you, your family, and your friends to lounge in.
Read on to see how you can best use Q-Living’s stunning outdoor furniture to expand your living space.
Choosing where to set up:
Choosing where you want to set up your outdoor living space is crucial to making the most out of your space.
Think about what you want to use your outside living room for. Do you entertain a lot? Or would you prefer to use the space to spend quality time with your family and kids? Or are you a sun seeker and all you want to do is work on your tan?
Watch where the sun shines at different times of the day. The sunniest spot is where you would want to set up a sun lounger, but a shady area is ideal for entertaining friends and family or to relax.
The Champlain Patio Sectional is perfect for entertaining and relaxing with thick foam providing deep and comfortable seating. Order online soon and you’ll receive a free matching coffee table worth $399.99.
Working with a smaller space like a condo balcony? Check out our Village Bistro Set which features a compact blueprint perfect for any small space.
Add Decorative Accents:
Interior design, along with its decorative knick knacks, is so important to give your home that “lived in look”. Treat your outdoor area similarly. Accessorizing with soft furnishings, lighting and planters can add a cozy vibe even though you are outdoors.
Urns like the Patio Large Round Standing Pot and strategically placed plant pots add pleasing focal points for you to rest your eyes on.
Play with Light and Shade:
Dappled shade can really add to the feeling of being outdoors. If your outdoor area is completely open, consider building a pergola to provide some shade during the brighter summer months. Use fast-growing vines like wisteria on your pergola to add to the atmosphere and provide a leafy dapple.
Need something more mobile or temporary? Our heavy-duty outdoor umbrellas are great for offering shade in a pinch!
Your furniture can also reflect this play on light and dark. Our St Bart’s Patio Sectional Sofas and Chairs are available in charcoal as well as in grey colours. Use a combination of the two colours to tie everything together.
Nature has a variety of textures from smooth to rough (think flower petals and tree bark). Reflect this in your design aesthetic. Plush cushions on a wicker worked sofa can do the trick like on the Fresno Patio Set.
The weave of the rattan sofa is indicative of bark while the luxurious cushioning reflects everything soft and beautiful that nature has to offer.
Don’t Compromise on Quality:
It can be tempting to pick up the cheapest option when it comes to outdoor furniture – it is meant to be outside anyway. However, this can cost you more money in the long run as you may need to keep replacing it as it gets worn out. Good quality outdoor furniture, on the other hand, is designed to last, no matter what the weather gets like – with a little bit of care of course.
The Wayne Patio Sectional has optional weather covers available to help you prolong the life of your patio furniture.
Seating is key to making the most of the outdoors. You can view our entire range of outdoor furniture and accessories here. For more, read on to learn how to clean your patio furniture.