The truth of the matter is, that in a sunny country like Greece, outdoor living is deeply embedded within our lifestyle. We’re always looking for an excuse to be outdoors (even in the winter). Sipping frappe coffee outdoors is almost a national sport. And we’re lucky, because the weather is in our favor for some 300 days. That’s just one of the addictive perks that come with living in Greece. Hence, it’s no wonder why we love outdoor setups. They are a must – a real purposeful extension of our homes. It makes no difference if we have a small balcony, or a patio, a roof terrace or a backyard. It doesn’t make a difference if we have a sea view, mountain view or city view. It’s all about attitude. Yes, our attitude towards our life choices. Therefore, I want to share with you some inspiring ideas for the ultimate chill-out-zone that’s so dear to us Greeks.
Image by Houseology. Not everyone is blessed with a sea view, pool view and a garden view, but it’s certainly nice to have friends who would share this kind of blessing. Notice how the area rug makes the whole setup a chic wholesome.
Image by John Lewis. Organic textures, ethnic vibes from those lanterns and greenery are the three important ingredients for this cozy little outdoor nook with a bohemian flair to it.
Image by Nest. Note the terracotta tiles. You’ll be seeing them a lot more in the near future because they’re going to have a come-back trending moment. There’s something very retro about this balcony, yet these chairs give it a real up-to-date edge to the whole setup. It’s amazing how a bunch of chairs and a table can add so much style, isn’t? It goes to show that any balcony with a city view can still look fab.
Image by Cuckooland. Sometimes, just a stylish lounge chair like the Fauteuil chair is enough!
Image by Nest. How perfect is the Vitra Panton chair paired with the black garden furniture designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
Image courtesy: Xali Glyfada. A kilim area rug adds some serious character and vibrance, adding an “exotic” vibe. They never go unnoticed, especially when paired with modern contemporary furniture.
Image by Nest. A round table and three yellow Vitra DSR Eames plastic side chairs by an outdoor fireplace with a breathtaking view of a lake is just stunning. Simplicity at its best. Note that this chair is now produced for ecological reasons from polypropylene and not fibre glass.
Image by Nest. A round table paired with four DKR Wire Chairs – a variation on the iconic one-piece seat shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Simple and elegant outdoor seating for contemporary modern house.
Image courtesy: Xali Glyfada. A soft hemp flatweave rug is always a good idea indoors or outdoors, especially if you like walking around barefoot. The addition of a color block like that creates a contemporary lively style with a twist – a cool statement!
There’s nothing like the privacy and comforts of our own home’s-chill-out zone. The main objective is to take full advantage of the space outdoors and all it’s got to offer therefore, you’ll need to decided on the featured functions. Basically, you should decide whether you want to have a sitting lounge or a dining space for some i.e. alfresco cooking. If your space is big enough, then you could have both. Stylish outdoor garden furniture and comfy pillows that promote comfort is a must. Beautiful greenery and a little imagination will do the rest.
But if you want to go an extra mile, then add textiles for texture like organic flatweave rugs and some stylish outdoor lighting than will really enhance the appeal of this easy living area zone. Just think out-of-the-box and take action, for the possibilities are endless.;)