As winter sets in, we face the elemental changes of the new season, a change that naturally influences where we tend to spend our leisure time. While many of us look to the comfort of the indoors, there’s plenty of ways to transform the exterior into a cozy getaway. Luxury furnishings, plush materials, and layered details create a style that’s quintessentially rustic and homey.
In this post, we explore style tips for creating an outdoor space that’s warm and enticing to carry you through the winter months.
1) SEEK SHELTER
Spending time outside during the cooler months comfortably will often involve a covered space. Whether your roof extends or you build a structure like a pergola, having some shelter for the exterior keeps heat centralized and protects your furnishings from any harsh weather conditions. If your space is not covered or is only partially covered, consider a large cantilever umbrella like the Mauritius Cantilever Umbrella that comes in a variety neutral-toned canopies made from Neptune™ performance fabric. These umbrellas offer 360° coverage and can be positioned in various positions to protect you, rain or shine. Another effective solution is to opt for a grade-a teak patio dining set with an umbrella for an easeful dining experience for year round compatibility.
2) SEATED IN COMFORT
Sensorial simplicity yet highly impactful, the artful effects of luxurious textiles and well-crafted furnishings are made to invite relaxation and a timeless quality to the space. Set the tone with an oversized deep seating sectional like the Coast Collection in grade-a teak wood that has generous dimensions that outfit the deep seating with Neptune™ cushions that feel as soft and comforting as interior textiles. Each piece is separate, giving you the ability to create a customized sectional for your exterior. A deep seating sectional like the Coast Collection has an easeful approach to comfort and provides a generous warmth that’s perfect for cooler evenings.
Define the art of hospitality. Dining al fresco when the days are short and the nights are long requires an ultimate sense of leisure and comfort. Create an ambiance that invites people to relax and enjoy a decadent meal. Homey design elements like the Bianca Dining Chair features plush braided rope along the chairs curved paneling while the Neptune™ fabrics envelopes you with a sense of soft, refined elegance. A spacious outdoor dining table like the Hobson Dining Table in White can accommodate up to ten people so you can properly gather with friends and family. Having additional seating that can be stored like folding chairs or stackable dining chairs will be convenient when hosting.
3) COZY ACCENTS
Warm textures and soft furnishings bring in a layer of modern luxury and an aura of relaxation to an exterior space. Define the dining area or lounge space by adding an outdoor patio rug like the Studio One Outdoor Rug that comes in neutral tones to compliment a contemporary setting. By adding an outdoor rug it can help to balance the temperature and add a soft texture to an outdoor room. Enhance the style and comfort of the space with cozy accents like throws, pillows, and ottomans. The Gigi Crochet Pillows and Ottomans are made from outdoor fabrics that perform against the elements but exhibit a softness typically found in the interiors. These outdoor accents provide a strong, shapely allure and contrast to the more angular aspects of the space and provide an alternative seating option when there’s extra company.
4) HEATED NIGHTS
A central fire source is essential for winter evening’s outdoors and creates an ambiance that hypnotizes and draws people together. Activities like roasting marshmallows or long conversations over a glass of wine benefit from the presence of the mysterious flames of an outdoor concrete fire pit. Our range of Contempo Fire Pits come in a variety of sizes and made from concrete that’s versatile to fit in a variety of style concepts and pair well with subtle contemporary accents like concrete side tables. Since it gets dark earlier, it’s important to have some lighting features for the exterior, and while fire pits can help, there are many options for outdoor lighting available to enhance the space. Setting the right mood with the lighting makes a significant impact. Our Ivy Hurricanes, for example, can be placed throughout to give off a warm and glowing tone that adds a softness that permeates throughout.
An atmosphere of crisp air, muted nature tones, and a wardrobe of layered garments adhere to this season’s basic principles. Brining in a layer of warmth and pure comfort to your domestic space will transform how you use the space and enjoy the winter season. Teak Warehouse offers luxury outdoor furnishings to suit any season and understands the importance of refined textiles and well-built pieces that provides longevity that will last season after season. All furnishings come fully assembled with minimal wait times so you can enjoy your exterior as quickly as possible. Teak Warehouse is open 7 days a week and open for showroom viewings by appointment. To request a quote, schedule an appointment, or need a question answered, please call us at 800.343.7707 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to helping you plan your outdoor space today!