How To Transform Your Outdoor Spaces, Without a Renovation
Posted by The Canningvale Team on 26th Oct 2022
Is your outdoor space needing a little TLC? Overhauling your outdoor area doesn’t have to come with a huge price tag or months-long reno.
No matter the size, our outdoor spaces are meant to be a source of enjoyment and refuge. Whether you’re working with a balcony, courtyard or deck, let us help you transform your space into a place of escape where you can unwind, enjoy some fresh air and have fun with friends and family.
Try these ideas to turn your outdoor area into a relaxing oasis.
1. Clean and Plan
Starting with a clean slate can help you visualise precisely what you want your outdoor space to be – a refuge for kicking back and relaxing, a space to enjoy the things you love, a second dining space, a poolside oasis, the world is your oyster.
Which brings us to… planning your space.
It can help to draw up a rough diagram of what you want to achieve. Plot out where you want big pieces (like furniture) to go. Perhaps refresh old worn-out furniture with a new coat of varnish to make it look like new.
Make sure to check out the space at different times of day to decide the best position for furniture and whether you need to invest in shade – umbrellas, screens, etc.
2. Invest in Stylish Cushions
Once you’ve got the practicalities out of the way, it’s time to make your space feel like “you”. You’ll be amazed at the difference new outdoor cushions can make!
Don’t forget, cushions aren’t just about looking pretty. Comfort is a big consideration when planning your space - if you feel comfortable, you’re MUCH more likely to use the space!
Our Aperto Outdoor Cushion range is water and UV-resistant, meaning they won’t fade in the sun. AND they’re machine washable, so no need to be precious once outdoor happy hour kicks in!
Available in two sizes (medium and large) and six colourways (solid and stripe), you can mix and match your way to outdoor heaven with our Aperto range.
3. Tablecloths For the Win
To take your outdoor space from entry-level to insta-worthy paradise – consider adding a tablecloth and napkins. It may sound simple, but there’s something oh-so-sophisticated about a well-dressed table that gives off that effortlessly “styled” vibe. Our Cucina tablecloths and napkins are perfect for adding the finishing touches to your table.
4. Set the Mood with Lighting
Creating a mood is all about the finishing touches, and there’s nothing quite as inviting as mood lighting! Bask in the dreamy glow of our Aperto Lanterns, showing you in your best light while relaxing or entertaining, or infuse your space with the fresh and revitalising scent of a Nero Candle and dine by the flickering glow of candlelight.
5. Add Plants for a little Atmosphere
Choose plants that help you to connect with nature, reflect and unwind. We reached out to our friends at Munash Organics for their hottest tips for creating an outdoor oasis.
For a jungle vibe – choose big statement plants paired with small plants – get as wild as your heart desires! Or if you’re all about the sensory, introduce your favourite scents, like lavender, jasmine, daphne, citrus trees, gardenia bushes, strings of wisteria and aromatic herbs.
Place pot plants at different levels incorporating a stool or even a small shelf to add a feature potted plant. Group your plants and their containers once they have been selected, with the taller plants towards the back and the small ones being visible to the front. Choose plants that will not only survive but thrive in your environment.
And to help them thrive - use organic soil and feed your plants with lush organic products like the ones from Munash Organics.