First off, what are the modern alfresco designs look? An alfresco area is an extension of your home. It is all built under the same roof, except this area is outdoors. So, it’s an outside extension of your home that creates a gorgeous aesthetic for entertaining or just an area where you and your family can enjoy being outdoors together. When we refer to a modern alfresco look, it’s an outdoor area with a modern twist.
We all have various ideas when it comes to an outdoor area, so here are a few questions you can ask yourself before we give you some incredible ideas:
- Will the alfresco be used all year long, or will it be utilised during the summer months?
- Will it be for the family, or will you be entertaining both family and friends?
- Should the area be covered in case it rains or do I want it open and airy?
- Will it is an extension of my indoor décor, or will it be a separate look?
- Will the area be used mostly in the morning, afternoons, evening or all day long by different family members?
Once you’ve replied all the questions, you can now look at different ideas. Inspiration can come from many places, and if you have a natural talent for pulling a space together, that’s brilliant. But for those who struggle to see the bigger picture, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Bringing The Indoors, Outdoors
If your home has a modern feel and looks to it, you can always extend that outwards. By using similar colour palettes and furniture, you can create a seamless and gorgeous extension of your indoor living, outdoors. It will have a cohesive and homey feel if done correctly.
While fairy lights do give that ethereal and fantasy-type ambience, it doesn’t give off that modern feel, and you will need more light for your alfresco area. Especially if you’re going to be reading outside during the warmer months. There are skylight panels that are eco-friendly and perfect for your outdoor space. It looks modern and will keep that alfresco look alive.
A New Deck
If your deck has seen better days or you have the space to have one built, then you consider having it done. There’s just something about a beautifully done deck that is decorated with modern furniture and accents that will attract your teenagers outdoors and away from their computers or tablets.
A Privacy Screen
If you have a smaller space and the neighbours tend to be nosey then you can always s have a privacy screen installed. It will round off the area nicely and keep prying eyes from trying to have a look at what you are doing.
When it comes to your alfresco area, the only limit is your imagination. And if you’re unsure about anything, give the professionals a call.