How to Create an Outdoor Living Space

An outdoor living space adds value to your home and provides additional space for entertaining guests and relaxing. Turn your home into the perfect hosting venue, much to the envy of neighbours and relatives, or turn it into a private oasis like a reading nook.
The creative and design possibilities are endless, from installing louvre shutters to adding cosy lounge chairs. Whether you want a complete overhaul or just simple changes, we cover how to create an outdoor living space.

Assess your available space.

Designing an outdoor living space can be a fun and exciting process, but it is important to approach it with a plan. The first step is to determine the size and shape of your outdoor area. Then, assess the natural features of your outdoor space and any outstanding parts you wish to accentuate. Don't forget to consider the level of privacy and sunlight it will receive.


Decide on the purpose of your outdoor living space—are you looking to create a space for entertaining, relaxation, or both? A clear vision and goal will help you in your design process to achieve the desired outcome.

Start Designing!

  • Choose a style and theme while planning the layout of your outdoor living space, such as whether you want to create a cohesive transition from indoors to outdoors.
  • Consider elements such as furniture, lighting, plants, and décor. How can they work together to create an aesthetic and functional space?
  • Remember to keep your style and preferences in mind throughout the design process to create a space that reflects your taste and personality.

Incorporate Aesthetics

Outdoor living spaces must be functional and stylish at the same time. Incorporate plants and landscaping like potted plants and hanging baskets to create a cosy and colourful environment. Consider adding water features and outdoor art for some added flair. Implement outdoor lighting to create an inviting atmosphere.

The world is your oyster.


Add an outdoor cooking and dining area for your guests to relax and feast together, with a relaxing lounge area with entertainment solutions for some after-dinner fun. Depending on the weather conditions in your area, consider adding a pergola or awning to provide shade and create a defined area. Choose weather-resistant and durable furniture such as wrought iron or wicker. You can also use outdoor rugs and furniture to create a seating area with cushions and throws for added comfort.

Protect Your Outdoor Space with Exo Louvre

With careful planning and attention to detail, you can create an outdoor living space you'll love spending time in for years. However, it must be properly protected and maintained for optimum longevity.

A weather-resistant louvre roof looks great and is highly functional, protecting your outdoor living space against the elements. Designed to provide shade and privacy while allowing airflow and ventilation, you can customise louvre roofs to fit your space. Pick a colour and material that suits your outdoor area. Choose add-ons like outdoor roller blinds to adjust the sunlight or rain sensors to protect outdoor furniture from sudden showers. Once installed, you can enjoy the outdoors, no matter the season.

Protect your treasured area with a customisable louvre roof system from Exo Louvre;

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