Are you purchasing a new house and have designed the interior space and are now looking to come up with a beautiful design for the exterior of the house?
An easy way to approach this is the begin asking yourself some practical questions. What will I be doing in my outdoor space? Will I be entertaining? Will I be cooking? Do I plan to have a swimming pool? Once you have decided the purpose for your outdoor space you can begin thinking about furniture selections as well as material selections.
If you have already designed the interior of your home, you can begin matching your construction selections of the interior space to the exterior space. Do you have grey accent pillows? Search for a pool tile that incorporates grey so that the interior of your space flows to the exterior and the rooms are cohesive. Another great tip is to see if the flooring in your home is made for an exterior space. If the flooring on the interior of your home is the same as the exterior, the two rooms look as if they flow into one another, making your space look much bigger. Another way to add interest is using the same tile but changing the direction of the tile. This will keep a cohesive look but add more dimension to the outdoor space.
When selecting furniture, it is always important to check that your furniture will be able to sustain outdoor living. Fabrics will need to be outdoor grade and easily cleanable.
Designing your outdoor space should be an extension of your indoor space. Your interior space should be about bringing the outdoors in while your exterior space should be about bringing the indoor living space outside.