As the weather begins to turn for the better for much of the country, more and more people are looking to create their outdoor space in their home more livable. I like to say that people are preparing their “outdoor living room”. It’s a space that you can enjoy being in, just like your den or living room inside, with all the benefits of being outside as well like sunlight, the cool breeze and fresh air.
While every outdoor living room is different just like every home is different, here are three ideas that are essential for the outdoor living room.
Entertainment: Wherever people gather, there is always an entertaining factor drawing them together. When creating your outdoor living room, personalize your entertaining factor to fit your tastes and lifestyle. If you love good conversation, get something like a fire table to draw people around a single object. If you love just relaxing in nature, make sure you have a view to enjoy. The options are endless!
Food: Nothing brings people together like food. So obviously this is an essential thing for your outdoor living room. Make your space somewhere that you can spend time eating, relaxing and eating again. A grill is an obvious choice for many people’s patios, but a full or half outdoor kitchen can really be a value to your outdoor experience. Even just making a place that food can be set and made available to family and guests can bring this essential idea to your outdoor space.
Comfort: Where there is food and entertainment, there is usually comfort. If you truly want to “live” in your outdoor space and make it a room, then having comfortable things to sit on is a must. Having furniture and features that are made well is a great start to finding comfort in your outdoors. If your chair makes your back hurt, why would you want to spend more time sitting in it? Look for brands that have a reputation for comfortable products.
Spending time in an outdoor living room is a favorite time for many, many people. If you want to be one of those, then adding this three essential ideas to your outdoor space can help make it into a true outdoor living room!