With summertime finally here, it provides a perfect opportunity to make the most of our outdoor spaces for pleasure and relaxation. The longer days and warmer weather open the possibility of outdoor dining or just stretching out on a sun lounger, soaking up the sun’s rays, and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of being closer to nature. For many people, the ongoing travel chaos in Europe due to staff shortages and the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic make the idea of a summer holiday less desirable. As a result, staycations and home improvement plans are dominating this year. Here are just three key ways in which you can create the perfect garden seating area to enjoy your time at home in comfort and style.
Construct a Pergola
Pergolas are becoming immensely popular in the construction of outdoor seating designs. They can offer a focal point to any garden and can be designed with solid or retractable roofs. This will offer shade from the sun’s rays on extremely hot days or protection against the elements if the weather changes for the worse. There is an immense choice when designing a pergola that is ideal for your garden spaces. Whilst most tend to be made from treated wooden beams that are long-lasting and weather-resistant, the size and overall design can be tailored to exactly fit your intended location and complement your surroundings. If you are looking for inspiration on designing your ideal pergola, here is a wealth of design possibilities to consider. You can buy pergolas from a variety of DIY or home improvement stores or, if you consider yourself to be adept at construction, you may even opt to design and build it yourself.
Choose Flexible Seating Options
One important consideration for any outdoor seating area is the idea of flexibility in design. This can give you the ability to easily move your seating to change layouts if you are entertaining guests at a garden party or barbecue. One way to increase your seating options is to build custom bean bags to the size and design that compliments your outdoor spaces, and you can build your own here. Having custom-designed beanbags is the perfect way to change seating arrangements quickly, and easily, and they can be taken indoors minimal issue should there be an unexpected downpour. For other outdoor seating options, insist on garden chairs and couches that are weather resistant and lightweight so that they can be repositioned easily and left outdoors overnight.
Install Solar Lighting
If you enjoy the idea of outdoor dining and relaxing together on warm evenings, then it is a wise choice to consider installing a range of outdoor solar lamps. As the sunlight begins to fade, you will benefit from the warming glow of these lamps, which can also serve to illuminate key design features of your garden. Solar lamps are incredibly easy to install, with ground lamps simply being positioned in the lawn or soil of your garden. Add in some tasteful solar lighting that can be wrapped around the roof of your pergola and you will immediately create a beautiful and stylish look.