Designer Karla Dreyer shares her tips for creating an outdoor space you’ll love – Featuring inspiration from The Wickertree Langley.
MAKE IT AN EXTENSION OF YOUR INDOOR SPACE There needs to be a flow and connection to your interior furniture. It doesn’t need to be exactly the same, but I do like the idea of going a bit more bold in an outdoor space. Try to have some sort of connectivity, especially if you can see it from inside.
DOUBLE DUTY FURNITURE I love the idea of a small table and poufs in an outdoor space. You can use them to eat dinner or for extra seating. Having furniture and smaller pieces that can be moved around makes the space multi-functional. You can also get firepits that double as coffee tables.
COMFORT IS KEY The more comfortable the space, the more time you will spend outside. As much as it’s great to have a beautiful design, if you and your guests aren’t comfortable in those chairs, you really won’t spend much time outside.
ADD ACCESSORIES Don’t forget to add pillows and throws. It adds personality and makes the space much more comfortable and cozy.
KNOW YOUR PERSONAL DESIGN STYLE Like with any room, get clear on your style and what you like. Are you more modern, traditional or bohemian? Do you like a lot of color and pattern or do you like a textured space?