Interior Design March 5, 2020

Creating your new living room out of doors

Interior Design

Creating your new living room out of doors


Whatever the size of your house, you can increase it from the outside! Create a vertical garden that will serve as a setting for a nice living space.

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A green wall

Nothing creates the feeling of an outdoor room more successfully than a green living room wall. You don’t need four like in a house: two or even one will give definition to your space and make it feel like a room.

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Herbs upon herbs

If your green wall is made of hanging herb planters on a trellis or wooden fence, place the smaller ones at the top, and the larger planters lower down. Start watering at the top to benefit from the trickle-down effect.

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Seating is essential

Next to walls, seating is what makes a living room. Hardwood benches and tables will last for decades with the right protection, and rag rugs or waterproof cotton throws can brighten more budget-friendly rattan.

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Creative coffee tables

Great living room designs for outdoors lend themselves to creative imagination. Use wooden pallets for a rustic look, or use reclaimed planks to make a table with a planter recess in the middle: a new take on living room decoration.

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Downwind barbecue

Great living room designs for outdoors lend themselves to creative imagination. Use wooden pallets for a rustic look, or use reclaimed planks to make a table with a planter recess in the middle: a new take on living room decoration.

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Seasonal flowering

Draw up a planting plan before your start. Create a brick structure for a montage of tubs at different heights with various flowering months for year-round interest. The hardy waxy-bloomed flowering quince is a great mid-winter color splash.

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A water feature

Even a tiny trickling fountain will bring freshness, sound and sparkle to your outdoor garden, and it doesn’t need to be expensive. You can make a small fountain with a solar-powered pump and pebble-filled bucket. Just add water.

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Back to the soil

Plain cotton rugs from a thrift store make a splash of color for covering the ground stones, tiles or decking. Don’t be afraid of them rotting – when they do, they make great compost!

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Tree lights

Every room needs lighting. Tree, shrub, or fence lights help to define the shape of the space after dark and create a sense of coziness. Static lights placed inside shrubs appear to twinkle as the observer moves.

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Candlelight magic

Candlelight makes instant romance. Hang your candle lantern casings high on a fence, trellis, or pergola for a splash of color where it’s needed. And after dusk, they’re all you need for a romantic ambiance in your outdoor living room.

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  • A vertical garden based on a wall, fence, or trellis is the foundation of an outdoor room, and is great for growing herbs and hanging lanterns too.
  • Create rustic furniture from wood, pallets, and colorful cotton throws.
  • Use solar-powered lights draped in bushes and foliage and candle lanterns for instant romance.

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