Everyone loves an outdoor respite. But the answer may not always be planning a grand getaway. So
instead, here’s making the most with the shortest distance and time and the best convenience
possible – right outside your house! Whether it’s the backyard, front yard, or just a little porch, there
are many little ways to make a big difference to your small outdoor living space.
Imagine a soirée with a cute corner coffee table or dining al fresco under a canvas of stars. They only
shine brighter when you realize that a furnished outdoor living space also improves the resale value
of your home!
Here are 8 innovative ways to maximize that space –
01 | EXTEND YOUR INDOORS
When the outdoor space is quite literally an extension of your indoor home, it should show.
Personalize it with visual continuity. Extend the coziness and character of your living room with a
touch of nature to connect both spaces. Plush cushions on an elegant seater paired with a table set
with flowers, for example, will make the area appear warm and friendly while exuding casual
relaxation vibes – making your guests feel already welcome!
A great tip is to shun traditional landscape lighting. Choose lamps attached to walls and furniture
instead. Exterior power outlets on your deck will prove helpful, hidden behind planters. Ensure that
the pieces you choose are weatherproof.
02 | ESCAPE INTO SECLUSION
Treehouses make up a dreamy, nostalgic set of fragments in most minds. So here’s a way to relieve
that childhood dream in reality.
Set up an escape in your yard with large French doors, divided-light windows, and a corrugated
metal roof. Adorn the interiors with a bookcase, a bed, vintage furnishings, old photographs, and
memorabilia to evoke a sense of serene solitude and warm memories.
Deck up the pavers with pots and planters to visually connect with the outdoors. Do keep preventive
measures in place for the weather and insects.
03 | RETREAT TO THE ROOFTOP
Elevate your rooftop further with a modern-contemporary twist. Think minimal but sturdy and
movable furniture, like a couple of seaters/lounge chairs and a corner coffee table with clean edges
over a patio laid out with pea gravel and planters – all overlooking a beautiful cityscape.
You can take it up a notch with a rooftop mini-garden with built-in planters, low-maintenance ferns,
crotons, succulents, and bamboo.
04 | SET UP A CAMP IN YOUR YARD
Bring the outdoorsy, rustic charm to your yard with an au naturel setup. Choose wicker/cane-finish
outdoor seaters and a table over simple stone pavers adorned with cooling plants. Add a fire pit, pick
up your favorite rust-colored upholstery, and maybe even a BBQ grill setup! Acoustic music and
warm conversations under starry skies beckon. This little setup is also perfect for stargazers and
05 | GAZE OUT THE GAZEBO
Gazebos have roots in ancient sprawling Egyptian gardens and are distinctive structures oozing
charm. The name itself comes from an 18 th -century joke word that combined “gaze” with the Latin
suffix “ebo,” meaning “I shall.” And gaze, you shall, with this sheltered beauty in your yard! Make the
most of the interior with a wraparound bench, an ottoman, and hanging lamps.
06 | GO GREEN
If you find your calling in gardening or just like the proximity to nature, consider creating a space
that brings together a lot of green plantings, climbing vines over a wood stain pergola, a vertical
garden, and a simple dining table with comfortable chairs. Go for natural, wooden textured furniture
to stay tuned to the green environment with a sense of sustainability. The pergola will provide good
shade for hot summers, and a brunch in this space replete with coolers and light pastel upholstery
would be an idyllic surprise!
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07 | WINE AND DINE AL FRESCO
Speaking of a dining table, Dubai fall and winter provide the perfect weather to wine-and-dine al
fresco. And what better place to do it than your yard? Set up a large outdoor table on an all-weather
deck and a pergola lined with vines for shelter. Throw in fairy lights, set up a BBQ grill, and watch
your get-togethers get an all-new venue!
08 | PERK UP THE OLD
Setting up an outdoor living space need not always be an uphill task or even all that expensive. Pick
out the old furniture at home and perk it up with bright paints, cushions, and some reassembly. A
makeover doesn’t just come inexpensive but also adds a lot of character to your space. Moreover,
you can even paint a few items yourself and give them a personal artistic flair.
Are you feeling inspired? Don’t hold back in breaking boundaries, adding your unique touch,
customizing, and mixing up styles best suited to your functionality and personality!