|Posted by Wendy Swan on August 23, 2017 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
Aside from nearby parks and gardens, we very seldom experience the outdoors in our own homes. It’s a sad fact considering that exposure to the outdoors is proven to boost our immune systems. This is why it’s so important for us to invest in an outdoor living area. Not that a four bedroom HDB offers us a lot of options but balconies are an excellent place to start. In this article, we list down some of the tricks you can do to bring in the outdoors to your small outdoor space at home.
Instead of looking for a big garden, why not look at the space you do have? Walls make for a great canvas. There are so many wall gardening solutions, indoor and outdoor, available in Singapore that you can avail of. It is perfect for working professionals because plants that are used in wall gardens require very little care. Plus, it saves you a lot of space in your outdoor area where you can add in outdoor furniture.
If you want to avoid clutter in your small outdoor space, then you have to be smart about furnishing it. Use multifunctional furniture in order to save some space in your outdoor area. Avoid bulky furniture especially if it doesn’t double as extra storage. There is a lot of outdoor furniture in Singapore that allows you to make full use of your outdoor area without taking up a lot of space. Keep a lookout for tables that can extend to accommodate more people or chairs that can be stacked up when not in use.
Incorporate the Indoors to the Outdoors
In Singapore, outdoor furniture is strictly for outside. It’s waterproof and it has a style that is very much for relaxation in the outdoors. A trend that is emerging now is incorporating your indoor living area to your outdoors. It can be anything from a small garden to a small balcony. The idea is to “spill out” your indoor space into your outdoor space in one streamlined design. There is a lot of al fresco furniture that look like they belong indoors. This trick allows you to extend your outdoor area into your living room.
These tricks are just some of the things you can do in order to make the most out of your small outdoor space. Share with us some space saving tricks you know in the comments below.