Planning your outdoor living space is the perfect opportunity to push your boundaries and try something new! Designer Lisa Worth shares her tips on creating an outdoor oasis that rivals any of your indoor spaces.
Above: wall colour, 'Douglas Fir' by Benjamin Moore; birds on flat, Moss; Dedon sectional with cushions, Dedon coffee table, large planters and decorative pear, studio b; dining set and boxwood hedges, Sign of the Skier; outdoor rug, dishes, linens, Indoors and Out
Incorporate artwork outdoors
Don't be shy to showcase art in your outdoor space. Play with the idea of nature like the "flock of birds" Lisa used here. It gives movement to the space and reinforces the tone of an outdoor oasis.
Lounge outdoors with an all-season sectional
All-season sectionals are comfortable and great for conversation. This sectional by Dedon will not rot, split or fade. It's non-toxic, recyclable and eco-friendly. The pillows even repel water. They're embedded with Teflon, so the water beads on top and rolls off.
Go for oversized planters
The scale of the planters adds grandeur to the space. Oversized planters work in both large and small spaces. The use of white reads as contemporary and the texture of these planters adds interest to the space.
Use greenery for separation
Greenery like the boxwood hedges here are chic but also separate the two areas (lounge & dining). Structured greenery works well with traditional and modern outdoor spaces.
Opt for a neutral modern dining set
A modern and neutral dining set can easily be punched up with tabletop accessories. Modern dining sets are becoming more and more popular and often look like indoor pieces!
Don't forget about the rug
An outdoor rug warms up an outdoor space, making it more cozy and liveable. Outdoor rugs are highly durable and can often be simply hosed down for cleaning!