Tips for creating your outdoor sanctuary

When it comes to outdoor living, things are only going onwards, upwards and outwards from here, because it’s a trend that is here to stay. Decks, pool areas, gardens and patios create the perfect platform for entertaining family and friends. As the social extension of your home, it should get just as much, if not more, attention and love as your interior living space.

1) Set the scene

First thing’s first, choose your flooring material and your overhead coverage. It is crucial to keep in mind the functionality of what you choose as your flooring and pergola solution. This material must be weatherproof and able to withstand our beautiful KwaZulu-Natal sun-rays, as well as our four-seasons-in-one-day conditions. Some great solutions are Composite Decking, Concrete Pavers, Non-slip Outdoor Tiles or Timber Decking (balau, etc.).

2) Elevate your entertaining with outdoor dining

Who doesn’t love having a beautiful space for entertaining your family and friends. An outdoor kitchen will take your entertaining to the next level. For one thing, it’s closer and more accessible, allowing you to spend more time with loved ones instead of always running inside to focus on the kitchen responsibilities! It should include a good quality outdoor grill, a thoughtfully placed drinks station and outdoor storage. There are beautiful outdoor materials to use, such as concrete, quartz and marble.

3) Light it up

Something that is often overlooked, is outdoor lighting. Not only is this a necessity for your safety, but beautiful outdoor pendants and fixtures create ambience and sets the mood for your outdoor living area. Lighting fixtures also make for a seamless transition from the interior to the outside. The goal is to create an organic flow from inside to out with the help of furniture, lights, material selection and décor items.

Livello Outdoor Living are creators of beautiful outdoor living spaces that seamlessly integrate into the given environment. We design, source and install. We make this process completely stress-free for you!