There are many exciting things to look forward to when getting the keys to your new house – decorating bedrooms, stocking up a designer kitchen, filling bathrooms with luxurious soaps, and much more. While the inside of the home will probably demand all your attention to start, there’s one area of the home that you won’t want to forget – the alfresco.
This outdoor space is just as important as the inside and will add a whole other dimension of relaxation to your home. But instead of purchasing outdoor furniture aimlessly, why not give it a little more consideration and spruce the area up with a theme. New Edge Homes’ home designs feature alfresco areas that flow seamlessly from the inside to the outside, so try to tie in the feel of the home as best as you can with colours, textures and materials. If you’re not sure where to start, we have five trends that will inspire you to turn your backyard into a divine haven.
Why not bring a tropical holiday to your own home? With concrete statues, fountains and bamboo, your alfresco will be your new favourite spot. Keep the tones neutral with lush greens, greys and browns for a tranquil vibe. For furniture, opt for a day bed and large outdoor floor cushions so that you can truly relax with a good book and soak up the sun.
Europe, anyone? The Mediterranean theme is popular for always being on-trend and bold. Revel in this scheme by pairing deep blues with pops of bright yellow. Think large cobalt plant pots filled with citrus trees. Decorate an outdoor dining table with patterned tableware, placemats and fresh flowers.
If you consider yourself a free spirit, this one’s for you. Boho is all about soaking in culture and depicting your love for travel. Show it off on your alfresco with a brightly patterned outdoor rug, a hanging chair and candle holders. A low table and multiple pot plants with vibrant flowers will complete the look.
If simple and contemporary is more fitting for you, opt for a minimalist modern theme. Fill your alfresco with an outdoor lounge in monochrome tones, but keep the space cosy and interesting with a fire pit. This theme is a great opportunity for the tech-savvy to show off the latest in speakers and maybe even an outdoor screen projector! Sophisticated lighting will be the finishing touch.
A rustic alfresco theme is like an enchanted dream come true. Opt for timber furniture and lace the surroundings with fairy lights. You can’t go wrong with picking flowers for a rustic theme – think anything that is small, bright and belongs in a cottage. Decorate your outdoor table with glass bottles and candles to keep the space warm and inviting.
Speak to a New Edge Homes team member today to find out how a floor plan with an alfresco space can fit on your land or ask us about our House & Land Packages! Visit www.newedgehomes.com.au to find out more.