Occa Design has released some tips on how to create a comfortable dining, cooking and relaxing area. The company said that furniture is an important choice in an alfresco design particularly in a small garden. If dining and cooking are the principal activities then proportionally more space should be given over to this.
If space allows then an additional lounging area will really lift your scheme into the hotel chic atmosphere. A comfy alfresco style would typically be made up of organic shapes with natural materials and tones taken from nature. Most ranges are available in a range of weave and cushion colours; selecting unusual colour cushions as in the Bikeezy Flow instantly creates the hotel chic feel.
Occa Design said to dress your sofa with cushions & throws that you would typically use indoors using a variety of sizes and colour ways. Use linen and cotton based fabrics of various textures and similar design style.
Select accessories like storm lanterns & candles creating a warmth and glow to take you into the evening ahead. Illuminated planters add another dimension to the scheme when the sun goes down.
Occa Design said funky is cool and contemporary. Bold and fresh acid accent cushions on a bright white backdrop with iconic design pieces ooze that funky hotel chic style. Marry with cool storm lanterns, tea lights and relaxing lounge music. Illuminated planters and outdoor lights such as occa-home’s fluid, outdoor Chemist Lamp are an easy way to ‘boutique’ your outdoor furniture.