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7 Tips On How To Make Your Outdoor Space Feel Zen

August 11, 2020

The outdoor space is a place for you to reconnect with nature or unwind in the fresh air. But if it doesn’t feel very inviting, maybe it’s time for you to transform your outdoor space into an irresistible hangout spot where you’ll want to spend your time relaxing and entertaining guests.

Semi-D, Setia Alam by Expression Design and Contract Sdn. Bhd.

Whether you’re lucky enough to own a spacious backyard or enjoy the charm of a small balcony, check out these useful tips on creating an extra charm and beauty to your outdoor space.

1. Add a hanging chair

Comfortable seating, vibrant colours, and an abundance of greenery are a few elements that make for a chic outdoor oasis. Take design cues from this modern home that feature a rattan hanging chair for the homeowner to relax while enjoying the outdoor view. Rattan hanging chairs are relaxing and comfortable, plus, they're more visually intriguing than your average seating!

Dahlia Scientex Meru 2 by Nature Concept Contracts Sdn Bhd

2. Start a plant collection

Whether you own a rooftop terrace, a side yard, backyard patio or an apartment balcony, plants are the key to creating a little paradise in your home. A simple idea that works for any outdoor size space is by decorating it with potted plants or hanging plants. Then set up a comfortable seating area for reading and lounging.

Tanjong Tokong Abode by Archiplan Interior Design

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3. Hang a hammock

If you have a tiny outdoor space, you can still take advantage of the fresh air in style. Channel vacation vibe by hanging a hammock for open-air naps as pictured this apartment in Penang. You can also add in fun throw potted plants, throw pillows and extra seating if your outdoor space is large enough to accommodate the extra furniture.

Summerskye Residence, Bayan Lepas by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

4. Opt for faux grass

You can create an outdoor area that doesn't require a ton of upkeep by installing faux grass. They are easy to find and purchase and it doesn’t require the need for regular maintenance, such as watering or trimming.

Kiaramas Ayuria, Mont Kiara by A Moxie Associates Sdn Bhd

This small balcony space with minimalist seating arrangement is the perfect spot to enjoy the morning sun whilst enjoying a cup of coffee. Meanwhile, small sculptures and vases are a good way to add artful accents to the outdoor living space.

5. Treat it like a second living room

This covered outdoor space is a great dining alternative besides the formal dining area. It features an outdoor-friendly dining table that’s large enough to accommodate eight people, paired with super stylish rattan chairs.

THE VEO Show Unit Type E2 , KL East by SQFT Space Design Management

Meanwhile, a cosy bench layered with some throw pillows offers plenty of space for homeowners to enjoy the company of family and friends.

THE VEO Show Unit Type E2 , KL East by SQFT Space Design Management

6. Install a water feature

This outdoor space provides a cosy little nook to enjoy evenings or mornings next to a relaxing water feature. Dark hardwood flooring provides a very natural aesthetic to this space, complemented with a matching hardwood table and chairs.

Semi-D, Setia Alam by Expression Design and Contract Sdn. Bhd.

This outdoor space also feels like a secret garden where the mini Japanese garden next to the water feature helps to keep the space looking zen.

Semi-D, Setia Alam by Expression Design and Contract Sdn. Bhd.

7. Invest in a swimming pool

If you have a large outdoor area, consider building a swimming pool where you get to swim in the privacy of your own space. In fact, if you install one, you will likely find yourself choosing to stay home and enjoy your outdoor space rather than travelling somewhere in search of the same experience.

Petaling Jaya by Ambient Design Studio

Interior Firm: Ambient Design Studio

This luxurious-looking swimming pool with a focal point water feature is a side yard dream! Meanwhile, the seating area near the pool is a perfect spot for light reading or to enjoy tea time session with family members.

Petaling Jaya by Ambient Design Studio

Interior Firm: Ambient Design Studio

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