Decorating your Outdoor Space
Building a pool area comes with its own set of things to consider. Your pool may be for entertaining, pool volleyball games, and kids’ parties. Adding a sizable sun deck and a green wall is great if you love to soak up the rays and relax in the warm months.
Other water-related features in your outdoor living area could include a hot tub or spa, a fountain, or an outdoor shower or bath. An important thing to remember is that your space should feel comfortable to you and your guests. If you throw large dinner parties often, opt for a spacious patio or deck area that allows for plenty of seating and space to entertain.
Maybe you want to include dining tables, chairs, or a living room–style seating area for eating outside or playing games.
Entertainment areas such as outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and television areas are great ways to bring everyone together. If you will be cooking or serving outside, you might want built-in grills with countertops and storage.
The important thing to remember is that your space should feel comfortable to you and your guests.
Finally, care should be given to the selection of furniture, fabrics, pots, planters, green walls and accessories; these will add the finishing touches to the space. The options for durable outdoor furniture and fabrics are ever expanding, and new products are constantly being introduced.
Clearly defining the function and desired style for your outdoor spaces—as well as providing an adequate budget for the integration of architecture, design, hardscape, and landscape planting—will positively kick-start your project.