How to Create an Outdoor Area Perfect for all the Seasons

Keen to make the most of your outdoor area all year round? Well we have some news for you! Some believe that the end of summer also marks the final days of outdoor entertainment, however you can extend the good times by adding in a few simple changes and exterior developments!

From paving to outdoor heaters, stick around to discover our top tips on decorating you outside area to meet your needs throughout every season.

Stylish Weatherproof Tiles

A patio is a must have for use all-year round, meaning it’s important to choose a surface that is durable, and will withstand the elements of the unpredictable British weather. It can be tricky to know whether you go for a natural stone or porcelain tile option, however ultimately, it comes down to what is going to last longer and will be easy to maintain.

Outdoor Weatherproof Tiles

Image Credits: @thefindinteriors (Left and Right)

If you’re going to be using the space all year round, then our porcelain paving designs offer a range of benefits. They are non-porous, so even in freezing wet climates, they won’t crack or get damaged. Porcelain is also UV resistant, meaning the colour of the tile won’t fade over time, particularly throughout those hot, summer months. Opt for designs such as our British Stone and Burlington paving, they are both practical and stylish, leaving a truly eye-catching look and feel.

Burlington Outdoor Tiles

Image Credits: @houselust (Left and Right)

Make it Cosy

It’s also important to create an area that you can comfortably sit outdoors in. Incorporate pillows, throws and blankets that can be easily brought out for extra warmth at night. We also recommend incorporating a gazebo or an extendable cover, so that the area is sheltered when the weather changes. Wall lights, candles and hanging festoon lights can also be added to create ambiance whilst enhancing the sense of light in the area.

Cosy Seating Area Tiles

Image Credits: @oakappledecor (Left) @tiffanymcgeehanhome (Right)

As seen here in @oakappledecor’s home, a dreamy outside escape has been created to through cushions and wall lights for a welcoming escape that is perfect for use from summer right through to winter.

Heat it Up

Ideal for warming up cold guests in the summer evenings or gathering around to roast marshmallows, a permanent or portable fire makes for a dreamy addition to any outside area. A source of heat is the single most important factor when it comes to entertaining outside in the fall, winter and early spring. Fire pits in particular add a beautiful design element to gardens, providing a pleasant space to socialise over a warm drink. Not to mention the fact they sit beautifully against a freshly paved patio.

Heat it Up with Outdoor Fires

Image Credits: Arada Stoves (Left and Top Right) CTD Tiles (Bottom Right)

And there you have it, all the tips you need to create a welcoming outdoor area that is perfect for every month of the year. If you decide to plan an outdoor renovation using our tiles or tips, make sure to tag us!

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