Five outdoor living spaces that are a hit
Install glass enclosures
Enclosing or updating the enclosure of the terrace or porch is a reform on the rise, in tune with the current trend to erase the boundaries between inside and outside. In Alicante by Gestec studio, this contemporary style house is designed and distributed to allow a continuous dialogue with the garden and terrace. To enjoy panoramic glass walls, we have chosen sliding fronts that do not occupy valuable space when opened and are easy to handle.
Get the floor right
There are many requirements to be met by outdoor flooring: durable, resistant to the action of the sun, rain, frost, and slip-resistant, especially near the pool. In addition, to create a visual continuity between an open living area and the outside, many clients ask professionals for visual continuity in the flooring, especially in color. In this house in Madrid by Rica Studio, white ceramic flooring has been chosen for both living and terrace areas.
Make sure the furniture fits with the style of the house.
The communication between the living room and the terrace also has to be visual; in this case, the window next to the sofa works as a frame for the views that change according to the passing of the hours, with light and clear curtains. In addition, when choosing the furniture for the terrace, it is advisable to match the style of the house, as in this project by Vuong Interior Design, with seats and poufs made of natural fibers such as wicker and rattan, an aesthetic that fits both indoors and outdoors. Finally, the good idea is to create a relaxation area on the living room floor and near the terrace where we can lie down comfortably.
Create natural paths
For the living room to communicate with the outside, as in this example of Ana Béjar Interior Design in Malaga, do not place high and/or bulky furniture near the exit to the outside. Create natural access and exit routes, using a table with straight lines neutral and light colors, which visually do not clash with the exterior's aesthetics.
Choose textiles carefully
As we said in the previous example, one of the keys to enjoying a living area open to the outside is that both spaces share a similar aesthetic; coordinated cushions, upholstery, and carpets will also be your best allies in this project by Masol in Formentera. If we choose quality fabrics, we can opt for brightly colored cushions without worrying about fading from the sun. The best option for outdoor cushions and upholstery are textiles of acrylic composition.