We are stepping outdoors from the scorching heat of summer into the what we all know to be the BEST season in Dubai, Winter! Where the days become fuller and the nights become longer, when we move out from our homes and into the outdoors, our evening and weekends spent spending time with our family and friends and enjoying all that Dubai has to offer in the cooler weather.
Now is the perfect time to prepare your outdoor space and turn it into your very own slice of tranquil haven. Whether you will use it for entertaining guests for an evening of cocktails and fun, al-fresco dining, morning mediations and stretches or playtime with the little humans. We will help you create the space of your dreams, a place where you can relax, live and be… After all there is no place like home!
if you are limited on space or perhaps have a balcony but not a garden, don’t worry! Each of our tips can be modified for fit your needs and to fulfill its purpose. let’s make the most of the space we have in our homes and how we use it.
6 TIPS TO CREATE YOUR OWN TRANQUIL SPACE
MAKE A LIST
Before the overwhelm and before the panic buying of things you’re not really looking for, before you acquire a collection of miss-matched , ill-fitting furniture, STOP! Take a seat, bring out your pad and pen and construct a realistic, hassle-free plan the to help you determine the best outdoor furniture to incorporate into your space. Bring your vision to life, really allow yourself to foresee exactly how you intend to use the space, will you be entertaining? will you use certain are to dine in? do you have a workout space or a zen area where you can relax? is it child friendly and space enough fro them to play? Do you have an idea of the style of furniture, what items you need to fit your desired aesthetic. there are so many elements to consider before taking the next step, and you’ll thank yourself in the long run for being so proactive and organized.
CHOOSE YOUR COMFORT AND STYLE
This is easy to be overlooked but from a cost and investment perspective you must take into consideration when selecting your ideal style of furniture is the weather. We live in the UAE which has an arid desert climate, so we can be subjected to pretty harsh weather condition on occasions especially extreme heat and albeit few, but heavy downpours. You need to be mindful of selecting the correct style of furniture that will not only survive but still hold its original frame and condition, that is why it is best and highly recommended that you opt for durable and sustainable materials such as solid wood and rattan. Choosing this style will ensure that you have garden/outdoor furniture that you can enjoy year upon year saving you money in the long run and also choosing to be kinder to the planet y using renewable materials, not to mention, these materials also offer a more luxurious, relaxed yet sophisticated aesthetic. For the comfort element it’s useful to keep in mind what the purpose of the item is for- will it be only to lounge and relax on? For entertaining purposes? Is it child and pet friendly? Also take note of the fabrics used, durable? Weather and stain proof? Do you want mattresses or plump comfortable cushions, or none and all? Combining furniture with effectively balanced comfort and style allows you to quickly turn your outdoor space into a secondary family space throughout those perfect weather weeks.
USE DUAL FUNCTIONAL IF POSSIBLE
Housing dual purpose furniture is a savvy way to make the most of your space and keep an eye on those purse strings and cut down on excess expenses. ( if you’re anything like us you tend to get a little overexcited with the prospect of beautiful new furniture pieces) The majority of our collections have the duality of being suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Like our Corsica Seater, Estelle Rattan Tables and even our most luxurious sofa Emma and Celine Ottomans which are dual purpose in itself as it can be used for extra seating space, table or footstool. Dual Purpose furniture will always have a space either indoor or outdoor, have a functional purpose and also allows you more space to add plants, vases, pots and other decorative items to enhance the overall aesthetic of your space.
COMPLIMENT YOUR SURROUNDINGS
When you envision your ideal space and the colour scheme do you see a colour pallet that melts into its surroundings or is it bold, colorful and stands out? Choosing furnishing and accessories of the more muted, natural tones suggests a more calming, modern and luxurious styling. Whereas, opting for colourful and bright is ideal if you are drawn to the more eclectic and eccentric styling. The benefit of choosing Rattan or Solid Wood furniture means that you are not limiting your choices of design or pallet as every manner of styling suits our beautifully handcrafted, natural, sustainable and eco-friendly pieces.
Designing your outdoor furniture layout begins with one important fact. Understand the scope and proportion of the space BEFORE choosing specific furniture. This enables you to determine the size and shape of furniture you intend to incorporate into your space. You perform the same exercise when designing your indoor space, the outdoor is no different. Whether you need to convert it into a complete dining setting or a relaxation space or a multi-purpose area always measure your selected pieces so as to not compromise the desired layout or hinder the accessibility if the items are too big or too small.
QUALITY OVER CONVENIENCE. EVERY TIME
As mentioned before buying high quality should be seen as an investment. Purchasing low – quality furniture whether that be in style, design or materials would most likely mean a monetary loss overtime and an unappealing outdoor space. Considering the best quality outdoor furniture ensures that are purchasing items that are capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions furthermore, it means reduced maintenance, repairs and replacements needed, ultimately saving you money in the long term.
Shop our full collection today in store and online. Also Check out our WINTER SALE! Save up to 70% on your favorite pieces – Be quick, whilst stocks last!
See you soon …
Home and Soul Team
Home and Soul are proud to live and trade within the principles of conscious and eco-friendly living. We are very proud to provide our dear customers, near and far with the highest quality Rattan and Cane Furniture and decorative products in the region, that will elevate your home and garden space that you to enjoy for many years to come.