For those who dwell in more modern style homes, you want your outdoor living space to be an extension of your indoor design. Clean lines, minimal ornamentation and contemporary furniture complement the modern home. Let’s take a closer look at some stylish outdoor spaces for modern living.
A view can set the pace for any outdoor living area. In modern city housing, a rooftop outdoor living space needs comfortable seating from which to enjoy the view. Well-maintained pots of greenery and even wall gardens can be installed to enhance a natural setting.
Lighting is just as significant outdoors as it is for interiors if you want to enjoy nights in your backyard. Overhead lighting installed on the house illuminates larger areas, while lighting on stairs and decking add accent. Additional lighting from outdoor lamps and fire pits add to the overall ambiance.
Architectural features, such as overhead structures and interesting details, give the modern outdoor space interest. Built-in benches, planter boxes and fire pits create interesting functional areas. When you want to take a break from the sun, overhead structures provide shade and shelter from the weather.
A swimming pool in the backyard is an added luxury that blends seamlessly into a modern outdoor area. Make room for lounging around the pool after a long swim. Include a running water feature to enhance the overall swimming area.
Stylish seating takes center stage when designing a modern outdoor space. Choose pieces that are comfortable and fit within your entertaining needs. Offer a variety of seating options, such as long benches or sofas in addition to chairs and stools for portable seating.
For the finishing touch, pay attention to details that make the space more welcoming. Neatly arranged planters and sections of greenery soften the space and add color throughout the year. Unique sculptures add interest. Fire pits and outdoor stereo systems raise the entertainment and comfort level. Don’t forget throw pillows for added comfort, style and color.
Modern outdoor living areas embrace nature while taking full advantage of your home’s contemporary style. Comfortable seating, modern amenities for entertainment, a swimming pool perhaps, interesting architectural details and a few personal touches make the modern outdoor living space an oasis with a flair for style.