Creating The Perfect Retreat

There are many elements to consider when it comes to creating the perfect retreat in the great outdoors. While you want your outdoor living space to be a place to relax, entertain and wind down, you will want to determine the correct style for your home and the space you want to create.

First, you’ll want to address the space you have. What is the size of your outdoor area? Do you have a large lawn? Do you have a pool or a water feature? All of these and more are factors when deciding about renovations, furniture, design and style of your outdoor space.

There are multiple styles you can turn to when it comes to design. You can go for a more modern look, clean lined furniture, minimal accessories and neutral tones. This can be appealing if you have a large back yard with a statement feature like a pool. With little accessorizing, the pool features can really stand out and be the focal point.

A coastal resort style is always popular. Long, luxurious beach chairs with colorful pillows are always appealing by the pool. You can also mix and match fabrics if you have room for a spacious canopy for extra relaxation. Features like fire pits and waterfalls are always a designers go to option when creating an outdoor resort space. Furniture is very important with a hotel esq yard. Drop-in couches, ottomans, hammocks and tiki wood details can really tie a space together.

Furniture materials will also play a big role when it comes to creating your backyard sanctuary. Metals give a modern, clean look that will never go out of style and you can mix and match different metals. Wood is always a favorite in an outdoor setting, there are so many types of wood that can give your setting a different look while making you feel like you’re in the Caribbean. Tiles and stones are great to accent a fireplace, grill or counter top. While you can do a big slab of marble to make your outdoors feel rich, textured pavers and colorful tiles are fun to play with too.

Accessories will also help give your backyard some personality when styling it. Towels, dining sets, side tables, lighting and wall fixtures are all pieces that you can use to bring some color, texture, pattern and style to your backyard.