With summer a hint away, and the festive season upon us, many will be thinking freshly squeezed lemons, salt-rimmed margarita glasses, and any good reason for an outdoor fiesta catch up.
With hot days predicted, a pergola could add a touch of cool sophistication to your outdoor entertainment area, whether it’s an independent structure or an extension of your home.
The pergola is said to date back to ancient Egypt as a simple and timeless outdoor design feature, consisting of a framework of vertical posts or pillars that support slats.
Installing a pergola can create a defined space on your deck, in front of the pool, or in your garden. Experts say it may reduce the heat of your entertainment area by up to 67%, and provide elegant, nature-inspired shade to keep you sun safe.
Some pergola variations include custom awnings with retractable covers for use throughout the changing weather and seasons. Other options include quality canvas shade sails to complement stylish bamboo leisure furniture, open air slats, lattice-work, and bolted down metal structures.
If you adore house plants, what better opportunity to create an exciting indoor/outdoor potted garden fusion of lush green landscaping design elements. Try a few sexy succulents and leafy greens to aptly complement your relaxing outdoor chill-out zone, or go green with flowering vines.
Furniture suggestions include bespoke non-solid wave design chairs made from open materials such as wire, slatted timber or rattan. They’ll create a more spacious, outdoor experience.
Quality goes a long way, so invest in decent outdoor cushions, furniture covers, and furniture. Add sustainable pieces to the mix, pops of organic textures and rustics hues.
Lastly think about aesthetically pleasing, multi-functional storage pieces. Upgrade now, and enjoy summer in style.
BY NATALIA MACRIDES-PANTOS