The season for stoepkuiers is finally in sight. As we welcome warmer weather, balmy summer days beckon for outside gatherings on the patio. Time to uncover the outdoor furniture, wash down the deck and pour yourself a refreshing drink. Much like the gradual change of the season, your indoor interior should effortlessly extend to your exterior, your stoep area. Here’s how:
Rather than focussing on one focal point in your house, see all decorative elements and layout options as connected, working together to create a nice atmosphere and flow. Think of it as the golden decorative thread running throughout your abode onto the stoep, creating a sense of cohesion and homeliness.
The open space designs of modern architecture have helped to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor areas. The easiest way to connect these two is by allowing a view from the one to the other. Think sliding doors, shutters and large windows opening up onto your patio and garden space.
Furnishing your patio with beautiful furniture and decorative details, matched to the overall style of your home, will help to create a nice flow. Repeat accent colours and décor elements to extend the look. See below some of our favourite Incanda Furniture products to use on your stoep.
- Large Fabric planter // R390
- Beach Bench // from R3100
- Round metal hanging planter // from R440
- Side Table Mojo Bone // R4340
To add vibrancy to the exterior of your home, add a fresh coat of paint to the trim along the edge of your outer walls. Other details, like neat stonework or framed windows, can also make a huge difference. A few small updates to your garden or backyard can really work wonders.
Important to keep in mind when decorating your stoep, is to choose quality materials that will withstand harsh sunlight and tough weather conditions. If the desired items are not fit for the task but are perfect for the look, plan in advance to extend the lifetime of these products. Make sure you have enough room in your storage to keep the items in case of rain or invest in waterproof covers.
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