Boutique Outdoor Living Design Features For a Stylish Home

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People often consider their home to be their sanctuary, a place for relaxation and excitement, and an opportunity to let their creative juices run wild. Choosing the perfect décor can be a difficult task—especially if you have a particular style in mind. If you’re set, however, on creating a stylish and chic outdoor living space at your home, using predominantly boutique features, there are various ways in which you can accomplish this. For a chic boutique look, many recommend designing your outdoor space around a statement item. This allows you to go digging around your favorite little boutique shop in search of a feature that will set the tone for the rest of your space. (1)

Boutique outdoor living design features that can set your stylish home apart from the crowd may include:

Outdoor Furniture

Shopping at a boutique shop can be likened to a treasure hunt. If you’re lucky, or simply have great detective skills, you may be able to find the missing piece to your backyard puzzle. This could come in the shape of a little comfy couch, a gorgeous wooden table, or even some decorative items such as candles or pillows.

stylish home outdoor living room area Mulholland Hideaway designed by Jensen Interior Design (Photo by Dominique Vorillon)
Mulholland Hideaway designed by Jensen Interior Design (Photo by Dominique Vorillon)

If you wish to design a little hideaway nook in your garden, for relaxation, meditation, and privacy, combining multiple boutique features may be the way to go. Further, if you end up splurging on several unique items, you can arrange them to resemble your living room area, with the added perks of a little extra sunlight, greenery, and fresh air.

It’s suggested that spending time in nature can improve your physical and mental wellbeing. In addition, potentially helping you manage and ease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other conditions. You may also simply desire the chance to catch your breath, away from the chaos of everyday life. Creating a stylish and comfortable space outdoors may be all you require to re-group and de-stress. (2)(3)


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Swinging Chairs

If you have children, there’s no doubt that they’d love a comfortable outdoor chair that doubles as a swing. You could also enjoy it for reading, lounging, or even closing your eyes and dreaming of floating about in space. Finally, one major perk of choosing to include a swinging chair is that there’s a large range of boutique styles available.

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Design by Humbert & Poyet

Some styles include:

  • Luxcraft recycled plastic porch swing
  • Wooden swinging chairs or benches
  • Rattan teardrop chairs
  • Rope swinging chairs

In short, these swinging features range in color, detail, and materials, and may be the perfect elegant addition to your stylish home garden.

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Design by Melissa Gerstle for Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas 2020 (Photo by Stephen Karlisch)

A Rug

Many people try to bring the vibrant greens of the outside world inside. However, if your garden or outdoor entertainment area is lacking the color and flare that you’ve achieved inside, there are ways to accommodate for this. Moreover, if you adore your living room décor and wish to extend it outside, a tasteful rug may be all you need.

Many boutiques offer different styles of rugs ranging in size, color, and pattern. Depending on environmental factors, such as how much sunlight your rug may see, you may choose either synthetic or natural fiber rugs. (4)

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Saint Tropez outdoor living design by Stéphanie Coutas

Synthetic fiber materials to consider may include:

  • Nylon
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyester
  • Acrylic

Natural fiber materials to consider may include:

  • Sisal
  • Seagrass
  • Bamboo
  • Jute
  • Hemp

It’s important to note that each material has its advantages and disadvantages regarding durability, comfort, cleanability, water absorption, and aesthetic appeal. Therefore, taking an extra moment to choose, with your dream outdoor space in mind, may be wise.


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Lighting

If you spend a lot of time outside equipping your home with proper lighting is a must. You can do so with style using boutique, homey design options rather than industrial.

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Villa Riviera designed by Sabrina Monte Carlo (Photo by Yvan Grubski)

Lighting options to consider include:

  • Hanging globes
  • Lanterns
  • Fairy lights
  • Outdoor chandeliers
  • Standing lights
  • Lamps

Water Features

If you’ve always loved the ocean, but haven’t had the luxury of living close by, installing a boutique water feature may scratch that Thalassophile itch of yours. Further, one of the biggest advantages of including this type of boutique feature is the number of styles available to you.

stylish home luxury chic pool with fountain boutique water feature Design by Lori Morris (Photo by Brandon Barre)
Design by Lori Morris (Photo by Brandon Barre)

You could have a large area dedicated to a fountain, or a small, decorative statue hidden away to delight your eyes and ears when you walk by it. It’s not far-fetched to say that regardless of your outdoor theme, you should be able to find a water feature to compliment it.

Final Thoughts

By carefully choosing a handful of boutique outdoor living design features, your home can be turned into the stylish and chic talk of the town. Apart from aesthetics, comfort and durability must also be considered when designing and decorating your outdoor sanctuary.

References:

  1. “10 TIPS FOR STYLING OUTDOOR SPACES”, Source: https://homemadebycarmona.com/tips-styling-outdoor-spaces-sponsored/ 
  2. “Nature and mental health”, Source: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/nature-and-mental-health/how-nature-benefits-mental-health/
  3. “Sour mood getting you down? Get back to nature”, Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/sour-mood-getting-you-down-get-back-to-nature
  4. “The Best Outdoor Rugs for Your Deck, Porch, or Patio”, Source: https://www.bobvila.com/articles/best-outdoor-rugs/#:~:text=Synthetic%20fibers%20are%20favored%20for,set%20of%20pros%20and%20cons

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