Go with the Flow
Top tips for transforming the most humble green patch into a glorious extension to your home. Al fresco finds bring the best of the indoors outside, for a space that’s blooming with comfort and style all year round.
Create a sense of flow from the inside to out by choosing furniture and décor for your exterior that will complement your interior. Echoing elements from inside your home will bring cohesiveness to your space, making your garden feel like another room.
Light up your life
Approach outdoor illumination in the same way that you would interior lighting. Just as table lamps bring ambience to a living room, rooflights and lanterns will create an instant atmosphere after dusk.
Look out for touches that you would ordinarily expect to see inside the home to take your garden from bland to brilliant. All-weather garden rugs, sofas, cushions, lights and patio roofs come in all shapes, sizes and colours making it feel much more like a room. Hardwood wall and flooring coverings will enable you to create the perfect outdoor space with premium designs tailored to your requirements.
Bring a little zing to your garden by adding a few high voltage hues. Add a splash of neon wicker in hot pink, electric blue or zesty orange bringing an instant interest to your exterior making it feel like much more of a feature space.
In the Detail
Finishing touches bring character and polish to any setting and this rule applies as much as in the garden as it does inside the house. A selection of oversized candlesticks on your outdoor dining table or some hand-blown glass vases filled with freshly cut blooms will make your space feel fresh and grown-up.
British weather is notoriously temperamental, so don’t fall foul of the inevitably inclement downpours. Install an Umbris architectural patio roof system perfect for all weather conditions to ensure that you can enjoy the great outdoors come rain or shine.
Always have a box blanket to hand, which you and your garden guests can dip into once the sun set to keep cold shoulders warm.
The Perfect Setting
If you’re entertaining outside, set your table with the same level of finesse that you’d use when hosting a formal dining room dinner party. A plush tablecloth, your best silverware and elegant stemmed glasses will add instant sophistication – don’t skimp just because you’ve gone al fresco.
If you like to take the dinner parties into the night then heating is key. Either it be an electric heat source using our Umbris HeatStrips or gas with contemporary outdoor fire pit installations, Sky House Design Centre has it all.