The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the scents of cut grass, orange blossom and sea salt are drifting through the air…it’s springtime on the Costa del Sol and time to get outside to enjoy it to its fullest!
Homes on the Costa del Sol are built to take full advantage of the stunning year-round weather we are privileged to have, so no matter the size, shape, location or layout of your apartment, house or villa, you likely have a space that was designed for indoor-outdoor living. Why not take advantage of it with quality, on-trend, comfortable outdoor furniture, expertly coordinated, delivered and setup by Mad About Furniture?
Large or small, a terrace is a great outdoor space to soak in the morning sunlight and warm evenings we have in Marbella, Estepona and beyond. Try furnishing yours with a cozy outdoor rug and a pouf for a relaxed vibe, or bistro table and chairs for a more formal seating area if you like to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine and a tapa on your terrace. A small sofa and side table is a great option too, if you have the space for it. No matter your choice of seating though, make sure you have at least two so you always have the option of enjoying the space with a guest! Then, once that’s in place, style the rest of your terrace with decorative elements that make you feel comfortable and relaxed: potted plants (real or fake) are always a great choice for terrace décor, as is a small outdoor fireplace (trust us, you’ll use it even during the summer!). You’ll want your terrace décor to align with the décor of the room it leads from, but remember, it is also perfectly acceptable to have a slightly more cluttered look to this space, especially when it’s a smaller one. When done right, this “clutter” only adds to the coziness, so go ahead and go a little overboard on coordinated pieces that you love.
A large terrace or garden patio that connects with the main living area of your home or villa is an ideal place to include a full outdoor living room furniture set or outdoor kitchen (or both!). This will become another room of your house, perfectly suited to take advantage of the warm days and cool breezes the Costa del Sol Spring and Summer brings, so furnish it accordingly. It’s also an ideal entertaining space for your friends and family that may be visiting in the coming months too, so opt for as much outdoor seating as your space allows for in a variety of formats: traditional chairs, love seats and sofas, sun loungers, hammocks, barstools and even low-level seating like poufs and plush rugs and cushions, especially if you or your close friends or family have kids. Beyond that, a barbeque is a practical option that will get plenty of use, as is an outdoor dining table so you can not only enjoy your patio but also keep your indoors clean and cool. And when it comes to décor and styling, furniture in a neutral colour palette with an abundance of brightly coloured, uniquely patterened, and/or fun or themed cushions, throws and rugs are always a great choice. And don’t forget the outdoor lighting, patio heater and outdoor fan so you can take full advantage of your outdoor living space no matter the day, time or weather!
A home that includes a pool must absolutely include a sun lounger or daybed! Don’t forget a side table for your cool drink, bottle of suncream and book! A poolside umbrella can offer shade options too, and with the variety of styles available these days, you can always find one that perfectly matches your other outdoor furnishings for a sleek, chic, coordinated look.
Outdoor Furniture Trends
Your outdoor spaces should always be a reflection of you and your personal style, but if you like staying up to date with the latest and greatest trends (or perhaps just need a bit of inspiration for your next redesign), some of the hottest trends in outdoor furnishings and décor this year include:
* Metal Outdoor Furniture: for an on-trend industrial look, opt for aluminum or steel outdoor tables and chairs. Just be sure you also include plenty of cushions and other soft furnishings, too, to soften the look, literally and figuratively.
* Rounded Outdoor Furniture: Just like the same indoor furniture trend, rounded outdoor furniture is also seeing a big comeback. It’s comfortable and fun, which only adds to the physiological comfort level – and who doesn’t want more of that?
* Natural and Sustainable Furniture and Décor: Furniture and décor made from natural materials like bamboo, rattan and wicker are popular for their sustainability as well as their durability. Natural fibre rugs, macrame and an over-abundance of potted plants are very on-trend this year as they help bring us back to nature.
* Yellow: It was this year’s Pantone colour of the year for a reason! Bright, sunny, happy and bold – all great adjectives to describe this hot colour as well as a fabulous outdoor living space! Use yellow as an accent colour with your neutral outdoor furniture or go bold and make this sunny colour the centerpiece of your outdoor living spaces – either option makes for a stunning terrace, patio or garden look!
Quality Outdoor Furniture from Mad About Furniture
No matter how you choose to style your outdoors, at Mad About Furniture, we’re here to help! We carry a large range of outdoor furniture pieces in a variety of styles to meet any needs you and your home have. And all of our furniture is of the highest quality and made to withstand all outdoor elements (wind, rain and sun alike) as well as heavy use (as we would expect it to receive here on the Costa del Sol). Our in-house professional interior designers will even help you pick out everything you need, so your home always meets your needs, your style and your budget – and we do it completely FREE! We even deliver anywhere on the coast at no extra cost and will unpack and setup all your new furniture too, so all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy living the fabulous life you moved here for.
Visit our furniture showroom in Estepona or visit us online to browse our full range of indoor and outdoor furniture that will take your Costal del Sol home to the next level!