5 Outdoor Living Trends For 2021 by Marcia Margolius
If you’re spending more and more time at home this year, then perhaps it is time to rethink your outdoor spaces and create a haven you can enjoy with your loved ones. We bring you five outdoor living trends to help you spruce up your space in 2021.
An outdoor living roomWhether you have a patio, deck or garden seating area, an outdoor living room may be the perfect way to bring new life to your yard. Enclose your stoep or create partitions between your garden and patio. This way you can create space for a beautifully functional outdoor living room which can serve as an extension of your interior. You’ll need an outdoor sofa and chairs, as well as a durable coffee table to make the space comfy. Add a colorful outdoor rug for a vibrant look and hang a few planters in close proximity to connect your space to the great outdoors.
Alfresco diningWe are certainly lucky to enjoy a moderate temperature throughout most of the year in South Africa. Why not take your mealtimes outside and kit out your patio with a functional dining table and seating. Listen to the birds and enjoy the aromas, sounds and sights of your garden as you spend mealtimes in nature with your loved ones. You’ll need a good, durable table and chairs for maximum comfort.
A firepit areaAn open fire is a great way to set the mood and create a relaxed atmosphere, especially on summer evenings outdoors. Create a special retreat for your family and invest in a fire pit where you can all sit and braai marshmallows, sing songs, and tell scary stories together. You may need added seating, a table and a few comfy throws for those colder evenings.
An edible gardenImagine a garden to table concept in your own back yard. Start small with a herb garden which you can use to flavor your food. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, grow fruits and vegetables and allow your garden to bring a whole new meaning to freshness at home this season. You’ll need a few pots to start with or clear out a bedding for your new crops. A garden work-table is also a good investment when you’re planning to plant and grow your own seedlings.
Bring the indoors outsideWe are seeing the trend towards stylish outdoor furniture that looks like it could easily function indoors too. You can complement your existing interior with beautiful pieces to spruce up an outdoor living space. A gorgeous outdoor sofa, occasional chair or table can be both durable and stylish. Add cosy details to make the space your own and you’ll have the perfect haven outdoors.
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