It started in the bedroom – as people clamoured to recreate that luxe hotel feel to induce slumber at home – but now the trend for boutique hotel-style chic has extended into the garden, with the nation’s love of an ‘outdoor living room’ looking set to continue well into 2023. Picture high-end design, neutral colour palettes, modular corner units and layering with textiles and rugs. Here are a few tips on how to get the look…
The outdoor living room
The trend for creating an ‘outdoor living room’ really gained momentum this year and is expected to remain popular in 2023, so if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, it’s not too late!
This idea of blending interior décor schemes with outdoor living really echoes hotel chic and creates a sense of luxury in your garden or balcony. From bi-fold doors that offer an open-plan look, to matching indoor and outdoor flooring, so you move seamlessly from one space to the other, there are plenty of ways to achieve this aesthetic if you are revamping your outdoor area.
But, if a full refurb isn’t on the cards, you can still work wonders with a few tweaks. Key to getting this look right is choosing furniture that would happily look at home with your interior design scheme, rather than just an add-on in the garden. Think sofa sets, premium fabrics, and maximum comfort.
LifestyleGarden®’s chic Palau collection strikes the optimal balance between style and comfort. Its sleek shape with warm teak accents – that give it a Pacific Island twist – are the epitome of modern sophistication and offer a furniture set that would work indoors or out. Premium Olefin® cushions filled with supportive, quick-drying foam, finish the look and provide ultimate relaxation.
As part of this look, you’ll see high-end design coupled with state-of-the-art materials to create outdoor furniture with a premium feel that you would expect to see in a stylish hotel environment.
LifestyleGarden®’s collections are where premium Danish design meets cutting-edge, quality materials. We strive for innovation, not only in the elegant shapes of our furniture but in the game-changing sustainable materials we use to manufacture our pieces, boasting extreme durability, minimal maintenance, greater longevity, maximum comfort and a reduced impact on the environment.
Be inspired by the Nassau 6-seater dining set in a muted sage green, manufactured from ground-breaking Social Plastic® and stunning FSC Eucalyptus, or the breathtaking Bahamas collection with its laidback chic vibe created by handwoven Peten wicker and premium Olefin® linen-look cushions, transforming your outdoor space into the ideal tropical or stylish Mediterranean escape.
The beauty of these hardwearing and sustainable materials is that benefits, such as colour fastness, extreme weather resistance, and stain resistance, keep furniture looking pristine for far longer, retaining that stunning hotel luxe look. With zero maintenance required to care for Petan®, aluminium, Social Plastic®, DuraBoard®, DuraOcean®, and Weather-Net®, you can spend more time enjoying the space.
Modular corner units will be the go-to, as they allow greater flexibility in terms of layout and provide that premium indoor sofa look outside – ideal for entertaining or lounging in luxury.
For versatile outdoor living that fits in with your lifestyle and the look you want to achieve, consider ranges that boast a wide range of options that help you find the perfect set up for your space. For example, Bahamas offers a Deluxe U corner coffee set, right and left-hand chaise lounge sets, corner coffee set, plus additional corner chairs, sofa chairs, side chairs and ottomans – all in its stylish neutral colour palette – to create a configuration that works for you.
Other modular corner units can be found in the Palau Collection.
Another big part of this trend is layering up the look with textiles and accessories. Forget traditional outdoor lighting and again, consider styles that would fit nicely with your interior scheme. Think rattan lampshades, elegant uplighters, statement pendant lights and even freestanding floor lamps.
Outdoor textiles, such as rugs, cushions and throw help create that boutique island hotel feel. Mix patterns, textures and finishes to elevate the look and create an aspirational, Insta-worthy cosy lounging space.
Keep it neutral
As we’ve already seen in interior design schemes – including Japandi, boho and warm monochrome – neutral colour palettes are where it’s at right now. Warm shades of earth, wood, clay, and powder white have replaced the concrete grey shades that have been popular for so long.
These neutral colour palettes are calming and blend well into the natural environment, looking particularly effective against lush greenery. They might be bang on trend now but another bonus of these natural shades is that their timeless look has real staying power, meaning your scheme won’t be out of fashion any time soon.