The best outdoor spaces can be enjoyed day and night, and in every season of the year, so it's worth building in 24/7 usability with string lights and a garden fire pit.
A fire pit is key to outdoor living room areas in the cooler months providing warmth and atmosphere that invites you to linger longer.
Swag outdoor festoon lights from trees and fence lines and like moths to a flame you'll be lit up and warm in no time!
If you like to spend time outdoors all year round and you have the space for it as part of your patio ideas, then why not consider installing a permanent outdoor fireplace?
A sheltered area or covered verandah makes the perfect location for an outdoor living room. Plus installing a fireplace feature (or making use of an existing one) will keep the whole area warm and dry and extend the time you can use your outdoor space.
If patio space is tight or you have an area further along the garden that could use a little heat too, then consider a compact chiminea to warm up the space. Usually made from clay, cast iron or steel, chimineas are neat in size and take up a smaller footprint than similar garden fire pit ideas.
No power? Drape Solar Powered Festoon Lights in the corner using existing fence and trellis lines for supports.
Or go for an industrial style fire pit and match with our contemporary G45 Milky Bulb Festoon Lights. This will make a stylish centrepiece for your outdoor space in any season and keep you toasty on a cold winters evening.
Create a canopy of fairy lights under covered decks and drape festoon lights from corner to corner.