We’ve all heard the phrase ‘bringing the outside in’, but with the summer in full swing and high temperatures showing no sign of letting up, there’s never been a better time to switch things up and bring the inside out by creating an outdoor living room for lounging, dining and most importantly soaking up the sunshine.
Choosing your Furniture:
If you’re looking to complete a garden makeover, or are in need of garden design ideas, regardless of whether your outdoor space is big or small and whether it’s a patio or decked area, an outdoor living room is the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of a long day, or host a gathering with family and friends. However, when the sun finally does decide to go in, you want your outdoor space to withstand the elements and keep looking great.
With that in mind, allow us to introduce our new CoSi Marbella Weatherproof Lounge Set, available in fresh white, sleek grey and smart blue, so there is something to suit all tastes! Whilst this lounge set looks great, what makes it really impressive is that it is made from UMBRELTEX marine upholstery, meaning it is completely impervious to hot and cold temperature extremes. Similarly, UV resistance ensures long term performance against the sun, meaning the baking heat we are currently experiencing will not have any adverse effects on this set. When it comes to the winter, fear not, as this lounge set is formulated with anti-microbials, meaning it is mildew resistant.
The CoSi Marbella Weatherproof Lounge Set is also impervious to stains, whether it be your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine, any spillages on this set will not leave a mark, so you can sit back and relax stress-free!
Whilst the sofa is sure to take centre stage, you may also want your outdoor living room to include a place for eating meals. For an equally maintenance-free choice, the Avalon 6 Seater Dining Set is an outdoor dining set which would not look out of place inside the home, thanks to its Scandinavian-inspired bucket chairs and modern, wooden dining table. The resin chairs can easily be wiped clean, whilst the eucalyptus hardwood will turn a charming silver patina colour over time, however, if you would like to maintain the wood’s natural finish, you can do so by lightly sanding it down and applying a wood coating from your local DIY store.
The Finishing Touches:
Once you’ve chosen your furniture, to capture the homely feel of a living room, be sure to add the all-important finishing touches. Solar lights are the perfect outdoor accessory and with such a huge range available everywhere from supermarkets to garden centres, you can choose from solar stakes, lanterns and nets to set the ambience and illuminate your outdoor space.
For the perfect centre piece, you may also wish to consider a fire pit. Fire pits not only look impressive, but they also serve a purpose by keeping you warm when the sun goes down, not to mention coming in handy if you want to roast some marshmallows! Finish off your weatherproof outdoor space with some weather-resistant cushions, outdoor candles and even a waterproof speaker so you can enjoy some music whatever the weather.
Finally, what outdoor space would be complete without plants? To help set the tone of a living room, be sure to opt for a modern planter such as our Wide Concrete Planter on Plant Stand, which is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
For more inspiration on creating an outdoor living room, be sure to check out our Outdoor Living Room Pinterest board, along with our Facebook page to be the first to hear about new product releases and exclusive discounts.