Your outdoor space can be the perfect place for a cosy area to relax and unwind. Find yourself at home among good weather and nature with a cosy outdoor area, and listen to our favourite tips from the experts at Cosh Living
Having a cosy place to relax at home doesn’t always have to be inside. Take advantage of good weather and nature whilst being cosy in the comfort of our own backyard. If this is something your outdoor area is missing, read on below and discover how to create a super cosy outdoor area that will make you feel at home.
1. Choose a sheltered zone for your cosy outdoor area
Outdoor furniture is most inviting when clean and comfortable, so it is always best to choose a sheltered area and out of the elements. Find a place protected from wind and rain. If your garden is without shelter, an umbrella is a cost-effective way to create a dry and comfortable area.
2. Utilise any empty corners of your outdoor area
When looking to create a cosy outdoor area, it’s worthwhile to make use of the corners of your outdoor area.
A corner considered before as “dead space” can be perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons, entertaining or relaxing with a good book and a cup of coffee. All it takes is a clever selection of furniture and some imagination.
3. Make sure to get an easy chair for your cosy outdoor area
An easy chair is the perfect step toward making an outdoor space your own. You don’t need a lot of furniture for a cosy outdoor nook, but a simple easy chair with a blanket, side table and cushions is ideal for such an area.
Depending on your preferred choice of seating, you could opt for a reclining or high-backed chair. You might pair this with a cushioned seat, or choose a matching footstool for extra support.
4. Invest in an outdoor rug to add softness and warmth underfoot
Adding a soft outdoor rug to a space can balance the harshness of tiles or outdoor decking. Outdoor rugs bring your whole space together, look great, and make you want to stay out longer.
Plus, the kids will have a soft place play on the floor, which means more room on the furniture for the adults!
5. Discover outdoor relaxation with a comfy outdoor sofa
Make your cosy outdoor area one that you’ll never want to leave, with a good quality outdoor sofa.
Embrace an outdoor-centric lifestyle rather than only heading out for a quick meal. With an outdoor sofa, you’ll be spending hours in your cosy outdoor area.
Outdoor sofas by Cosh are designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate. However, they recommend a protective cover to ensure your sofa is always clean and ready to use throughout the year.
6. Coffee tables for comfort and convenience
An outdoor coffee table brings all the functionality of your indoor lounge room into your cosy outdoor area. Making the space cosy is all about comfort. A low coffee table will provide a convenient space to rest drinks, nibbles and books.
Plus, coffee tables are a perfect focal point for guests to gather and enjoy intimate conversation.
7. Spend more time outdoors with a heater
Although a good winter blanket keeps you warm outside, why not consider a fire pit. This will provide entertainment and give your cosy outdoor area an ambient glow.
Fires can sometimes be messy, but a suitable alternative is a bioethanol burner. These burners don’t create smoke or soot.
Bioethanol burners come in a range of modern designs and are suitable for indoor or outdoor usage. This allows use year-round and in any room of your choosing.
8. Using outdoor lighting for a cosy outdoor area
Using the right lighting can create an intimate and cosy area in a way that is popular and cost effective. Fairy lights, tea lights, lanterns and rechargeable LED garden lighting can all bring a warm glow to your outdoor area. Unique, warm lighting can turn a glass of wine after work into a relaxing evening in the open air. Strings of fairy lights or lanterns can create a festive atmosphere.
All of these ideas will get you one step closer to the ultimate cosy outdoor space which you can enjoy all year round, for many different occasions.
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