Outdoor lounge settings include a wide range of elements; it’s like designing an entire living room! It has to be stylish, designed with taste and most importantly, to be as enjoyable as the inside. So, here are a few things to pay attention to when it comes to designing your outdoor lounge settings to make the most out of your outdoor area:
The size of your outdoor space is the biggest limitation when planning the outdoor lounge settings. You need to plan at first, how is your space going to be organized. Here are a few designs you can use to make the most of your outdoor space:
- Radial design – center is in the focus point;
- Curvilinear design – is best for big yard spaces
- Rectilinear design – works around a horizontal and vertical grid
- Diagonal – go with this to make smaller space look larger
Pay attention as not to make your background look overcrowded. Putting too much accessories can result in a very tacky design.
You can choose from a wide range of couches, tables and chairs to set your outdoor lounge settings for seating. Couches in L-shape work best in corners, and for smaller spaces. For bigger spaces, you can go for two couches with a table, or if you prefer a table setting with chairs, than go for the dining set. This can be a great choice if you plan to host dinner parties, or to entertain a larger number of guests. Moreover, you can buy some cushions and little pillows in different lively colours to give your design some fun spirit.
Lighting is an important feature of all great outdoor lounge settings. It is practical, and adds style to the entire design. Choose string lights, paper lanterns which give charm to a party, or pink flamingos and candy canes for a seasonal mood.
During chilly nights you could set up a fire and host a friendly gathering with some marshmallow toasting. Your fire pit could be installed in the center point of the outdoor space, or in a corner; depending on which purpose you’re planning to use it. If you need it specifically for barbecues, than it would be a great idea to place it in a corner. Otherwise, it’s totally cool to place it in the middle of the outdoor space. You can choose a fire pit made of iron or steel, or, you can fashion one of your own.
Media accessories and games
Large and classy outdoor lounge settings always have an outdoor TV or a music set with speakers installed for watching the game with friends or for hosting small parties. There are speakers whose design blends them with the landscape, so they don’t detract from the beauty of the yard.
Also, you can include some games if you’re hosting children parties, or you have friends with children coming over. You can install some small golf tracks for example.