There's something wonderfully luxurious about a living space that flows perfectly into the outdoors.
Think large sliding or folding glass doors opening out onto an airy, light patio - perfectly accented with all the right finishes.
To achieve the look - be sure to pay close attention to your choice of furniture and soft finishes.
1. Opt for comfy, attractive patio furniture
Gone are the days of badly-designed loungers and uncomfortable, unattractive garden furniture. Bring style and class to your patio with indulgently-proportioned sofa's, sun loungers and dining sets that not only look great, but invite you to chill out a little longer.
That's right - the same soft finishes that you would think about for your indoor living room have a place outside too. All-weather decorative scatter cushions, throws, planters and outdoor rugs really bring an outdoor living area together. Pay attention to lighting outside too - whether it be a few well-placed candles, a string of hanging lights or mounted wall-washers - lighting is so important in creating the right ambiance.
3. Take care
Be sure to keep your outdoor space in great condition by looking after your furniture - after all, if cared for correctly, your outdoor pieces will last for years to come. When not in use, furniture covers keep your pieces clean and out of the elements, and for year-round protection, be sure to treat wooden elements with a wood protector.
Cushions and textiles can succumb to a number of stain-related accidents (we're looking at you, red wine!) - keep things looking like new with our textile cleaner, specifically formulated for outdoor use.
Be sure to check out Design Milk's roundup of "10 Modern Homes That Seamlessly Blend Indoor and Outdoor Spaces" for some serious patio-envy-inducing inspiration!