If you are fortunate enough to have a terrace, a porch or some backyard space, spending a lot of time at home can be a much nicer experience, especially in these pandemic times. But how you design that space makes all the difference. A lot of times, you’ll see a beautiful garden with very organized furniture, which looks pretty, but when you actually go and sit, it’s out in the blazing sun.
If you want an outdoor space where you’ll be comfortable lingering for hours, you need to address some basic questions: “Can you be protected from the sun? Can you put a drink down? Can you put your feet up?” In short, you need to think of it as another room in your home — an outdoor room — and furnish it accordingly. Here’s how to make the most of it.