How to create cozy outdoor spaces this Winter season
The desert climate of Qatar is known for its scorching summers, but what about its mild winters? Unlike many other parts of the world, Qatar's winters offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the outdoors without the need to combat freezing temperatures. As a result, there is a growing interest in creating cozy outdoor spaces, and winter garden furniture trends are on the rise. In this article, we'll explore how to make the most of your garden during the cooler months and the latest furniture trends to transform your outdoor space into a cozy haven.
Make the most out of the gentle winter
Qatar experiences scorching summers and when it’s winter it turns out to be mild and pleasant. This drastic climate change makes it an ideal time to embrace outdoor living. Unlike other countries with harsh colds and snow, Qatar’s residents can enjoy fresh air and open skies during the winter season. The temperature during winter averages around 20°C giving the perfect setting for outdoor exploring.
Picking durable outdoor materials
Choosing the correct furniture to make your outdoors more inviting is essential. Whilst the furniture is aesthetically pleasing it must be practical as well. Selecting furniture that can withstand the temperature change, occasional rain, and the burning summer heat is paramount! Materials like rust-resistant aluminium, synthetic rattan, and teak wood are excellent choices as they can endure these environmental conditions and also retain their quality and overall appearance. These materials are durable and can withstand temperature fluctuations and occasional rain.
- Investing in Aluminium furniture will ensure that your outdoor furniture will not deteriorate or corrode despite being exposed to occasional rain or humidity. It is also lightweight which makes it easier to store and rearrange.
- Synthetic Rattan is another excellent choice for the Qatari climate. It replicates the traditional rattan look, however, is far more resistant to moisture compared to natural rattan. The robustness of this material will give you minimal maintenance requirements.
- Teak wood is well known for its durability and is a preferred choice of material for outdoor furniture in Qatar. Teak wood can withstand extreme heat and will not deteriorate during winter months. However, occasional maintenance is required to preserve its originality.
Get cozy with outdoor heaters
To keep warm on cooler winter evenings, consider investing in outdoor heaters. These outdoor heaters create a welcoming ambience and encourage you and your guests to spend more time outdoors. These come in various styles, from standing heaters to tabletop options. To fully enjoy the outdoor heaters, they must be paired with comfortable outdoor seating. It should provide comfort and relaxation. You can enjoy the warmth while lounging on comfortable outdoor sofas and deep-seated chairs. Add soft cushions and blankets for an extra touch of coziness.
The magic of firepits
Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular in Qatar, as they are functional heating elements. It also provides a captivating ambience for your outdoor space. Whilst outdoor firepits are seemingly on the pricy-er side, the dancing flames and the crackling sounds create a mesmerizing intimate atmosphere. It is also a timeless tradition that gives a sense of togetherness. They not only provide warmth but also create an ambience. Gather around the fire with family and friends, grill some BBQs, and enjoy the pleasant winter nights in your garden.
Setting the mood with lighting
Good lighting can transform your garden into a magical space during the winter evenings. Soft and warm lighting makes your outdoor space more tranquil and relaxed. Consider string lights - which are versatile to be hung from trees, fences, or any outdoor structures. Lanterns can be placed alongside pathways or on tables as centrepieces. LED candles are safe and convenient to be placed in various settings, either as decorative items or as floating candles to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The choice of lighting reflects your personality and your desired theme for your garden. So go ahead and mix it up with different lighting and add character to your garden
Suitable outdoor dining furniture
Qatar’s winter nights are an ideal environment for alfresco dining. Connect with nature by taking a break from indoor routines. Choose dining tables and chairs that not only offer comfort but also match the overall aesthetics. Don't limit your outdoor activities to daytime hours. Set up an outdoor dining area with a stylish table and comfortable chairs. Enjoy meals under the open sky, and if it gets chilly, you can add a patio heater to extend your dining time.
Add comfort with accessories
Cozy outdoor cushions, throws, and rugs can make your garden furniture even more comfortable. During the cool winter months, evenings can be far cooler, and these accessories will make your outdoor seating more inviting. Choose fabrics and colors that complement your outdoor decor. Qatar’s winter climates can bring forth the occasional rain, so it’s essential to have proper storage solutions to protect your cushions and other accessories from moisture. This will help you reduce the hassle of frequent replacements.
Decorate with plants and greenery
Plants bring a touch of nature to your outdoor space. Native plants from Qatar are well-suited for the country’s climate. They are capable of withstanding high temperatures, and intense sunlight and can survive on minimal water. These native plants are well adapted to Qata’s soil conditions whilst enhancing the aesthetics of your outdoor space, requiring minimal maintenance.
In Qatar, the winter season presents a unique opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. By following these garden furniture trends and tips, you can transform your outdoor space into a cozy haven during the cooler months. The layout and arrangement of your outdoor furniture play a critical role in making your garden a complete oasis. Embrace the mild winters by creating a garden that is not only beautiful but also functional and comfortable.
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