27 May How To Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space: Winter Edition.
As we come to the end of Autumn and are approaching the beginning of Winter, the weather is starting to generate some much cooler temperatures! But that doesn’t leave you with any reason to not be able to enjoy your outdoor space all winter long.
Winter blues? No chance!
Being outside actually has a significantly positive affect on one’s mental health and lifestyle. It is proven that it relieves stress, increases happiness, creativity and social connection.
Want to find out how you can easily shift your space to appreciate the fresh air with your loved ones this coming season? Continue reading for some quick tips to enhance any outdoor area into a cosy, winter sanctuary!
1. Heat Things Up
With nights becoming even colder, it’s very important to invest in a source of warmth! This will extend the amount of time you can comfortably enjoy, outside at night. Some ideas could include:
- Outdoor Heater
- Outdoor Fireplace
Simply add your chosen heat source to your space, near some seating; allowing you and your guests to gather around and enjoy. (Of course, with some marshmallows and hot beverages!)
2. Ambient Lighting
Embrace the outdoors with a range of lighting options. Lighting can instantly transform the feel of a space and amplify the cosy feel; making your space much more inviting.
This time of year, it gets darker much quicker, so some form of lighting is essential in your space. Here are a few options:
- Path Markers
- String Lights
- Outdoor Heaters
To illuminate and suit your outdoor spaces, the more variety of lighting options used, the better! Try to also opt for lighting/lightbulbs that create warmer light, to add to the warm and cosy vibes!
3. Cuddly n’ Cosy
Bring the comforts of indoors out! Seating by the fire really is nothing without layers of warm blankets and fluffy pillows to really wind down and experience maximum comfort. Adding a variety of textured pillows and throws easily allows you to create a homey feel, with so many cosy options within your reach.
A bonus is they are easily stored and can be switched out to suit the seasons and your spaces!
4. Comfort food
We all know there’s nothing like an ‘Aussie Barbie’, so there’s no need to forget the BBQ in winter!
This season is the perfect excuse to embrace all food that is gooey and warm.
Winter meals should not only warm your body, they should also soothe your mind, and this needs to be replicated in your surroundings. A decked-out area outside is the perfect spot to create and devour your comfort meal!
Plus, there’s nothing better than cooking and dining outside with your loved ones. Here are some more ideas to serve up in your outdoor space:
- Pizza Oven
- Meat Smoker
- Fondue Pot
5. Winter Greenery
Bring life to your cosy space, with plants and flowers that thrive in the colder seasons.
There’s really nothing worse than a sad looking plant in the winter, so awaken your space with greenery and colour to provide energy and vibrancy.
Growing seasonal vegetables and herbs in your outdoor space, also provides a higher chance for you to spend outside. And after you’re done with your gardening, you can kick back and enjoy your ideal, outdoor area.
Here are some plants to consider:
- Winter Gem Boxwood
- Snap Dragon
By maximising your outdoor areas’ potential, you are able to create versatility for winter (and all year round!)
Winter doesn’t mean the end of enjoying your days and evenings outdoors. You can extend the good times and activities outside, by simply adding a few design elements to your outdoor space. Whatever you do for enjoyment or relaxation indoors can be done in an outdoor living space too!
Here are some of our helpful tips in action- as seen in clients’ homes who have built their dream spaces with us at Len Pro Building.
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