Bring the Indoors Outdoors: Five Must-Haves for Your Luxury Space
A gorgeous outdoor living area is the perfect way to expand your entertainment options and increase your pleasure in your home. A growing trend in home decorating is to bring the luxury and comfort of indoor rooms to your outdoor spaces. Here are five must-haves to make your patio, porch or deck as warm and inviting as the rest of your home.
An outdoor hearth or fireplace is the ultimate luxury in outdoor living spaces. If you have the space, a custom brick or stone fireplace with inviting chaise lounges and upholstered cushions is the perfect way to entertain guests, and allow you to enjoy your outdoor space in cooler weather.
An outdoor kitchen is the hallmark of the well-appointed outdoor space. Many grill manufacturers have embraced this idea and developed mini-kitchens and outdoor cooking islands that include a high performance grill, a small sink and an under-counter refrigerator. Homeowners with limited space can choose a small island with a countertop and small refrigerator to serve as a mini-bar.
A gorgeous dining table with comfortable patio chairs is a must-have for your outdoor living space. Outdoor furniture designers have made great strides in combining weather-resistant materials with design elements that resemble fine indoor furniture. Look for fabrics in styles and colors that complement your interior décor to make the transition to outdoors feel seamless.
Outdoor speakers add ambience to your outdoor living space. Whether you want music to liven up a party or soft, soothing sounds to help you relax in the shade, outdoor speakers deliver an element of luxury. Choose from speakers designed to resemble landscape elements like rugged boulders or small high-performance speakers tucked into the corners of your covered patio or porch.
Swank outdoor daybeds reminiscent of Hollywood pool cabanas are making a comeback in outdoor design. Even if you don’t have a pool or need a cabana, a comfortable daybed with sheer gauzy drapes and sumptuous cushions is the perfect place to relax outside. Curl up with a good book and a cool drink and live like a celebrity in your own backyard.
You can add tremendously to your home’s value by bringing the luxurious elements you enjoy inside your house to your outdoor living spaces. Choose any of these outdoor must-haves and you’ll add a whole new element of enjoyment to your home. Be sure to protect your outdoor investments with protective furniture covers to ensure long life.