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Create Your Own Personal Paradise with an Outdoor Living Area - Here's How!

Life is a fleeting journey, and it reminds us to cherish the moments that matter most. Let's take advantage of the summer months to slow down, recharge, and create lasting memories by creating a beautiful setting right in your backyard! An outdoor living area is a great addition to any home, providing a variety of benefits for homeowners and their families. Here are some of the key benefits of having an outdoor living area:

Expands living space By creating an outdoor living area, you are essentially extending your living space beyond the walls of your home. This gives you more room to relax, entertain guests, and spend time with family and friends, especially during the warmer months.


Outdoor lighting, like Ikea's SOMMARLÅNKE can create a mood and ambiance that enhances the enjoyment of outdoor living spaces and makes them more inviting.

LED lights are durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, making them ideal for outdoor use. Outdoor lighting can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home and landscape by highlighting architectural features, trees, plants, and other outdoor elements.

outdoor atmospheric lighting candles and solar powered lanterns

Perfect for a summer evening or to use as a centerpiece in your (outdoor) dining or living room, is our brass serving tray with candle holders.

The flickering light of the candles on the brass tray's reflection creates a soothing and tranquil environment, perfect for relaxing after a long day.

Read more about this dynamic duo for creating an enchanting home environment


Enhances quality of life

Spending time outdoors has been shown to have numerous benefits for both physical and mental health. Let's prioritize relaxation and quality time with family and friends amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We enrich our existence with these precious moments. Simple pleasures nourish our souls, rejuvenate our spirits, and remind us of joy. An outdoor living area allows you to enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and natural surroundings, which can help to reduce stress, improve mood, and promote relaxation.


Use essential oils like citronella, and eucalyptus or burn incense to keep mosquitoes away from your garden or patio. Burning incense can also create a warm and inviting ambiance in the garden. As it is a cultural and traditional practice in many parts of the world, you might have the feeling to be far away from home, right in your own backyard.


Connects you with nature

Spending time outdoors in a comfortable and inviting space allows you to connect with the natural world around you. It can help you appreciate the beauty of nature, and create a sense of peace and tranquility that can be hard to find in our fast-paced and busy lives.

rug, side table and laptop in garden

"A rug, some pillows from the couch, and a table can transform your backyard into a cozy oasis. As night falls, bring out some lanterns in the garden to extend your outdoor experience and enjoy the outdoor atmosphere! Even if you're busy and have to work during the summer months, you can create an outdoor work setting, because listening to birds while answering e-mails can make work more enjoyable!" - Laurine, owner of Cake

Showers in the open air!

An outdoor shower provides a sense of openness and freedom. You can enjoy the view of your garden, the fresh air, natural light, the sounds of nature, the sky, and even the stars at night. An outdoor shower can also be a sustainable choice. By using rainwater harvesting systems or composting toilets, you can reduce your water consumption and create a more eco-friendly living space.


Increases property value

Adding an outdoor living area can also increase the value of your property, making it a worthwhile investment. A well-designed outdoor living space can make your home bigger and more attractive to potential buyers and differentiate it from other properties on the market. Especially for those living in urban areas, outdoor space can be limited. Using a garden as an outdoor living space can provide additional living space and make the home feel larger. Want to know how to live large in a tiny studio?

Read our 10 top space-saving tricks here!


Cooking outdoors

Life is defined by the connections we make, the shared laughter, and the heartfelt conversations we have. Enjoy this moment of togetherness and create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

Cooking outdoors is a fun and enjoyable activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

With comfortable seating, a dining area, and perhaps even a fire pit or an outdoor kitchen, your outdoor living area can be the go-to spot for gatherings and celebrations.

It also promotes healthy eating, as you're more likely to cook at home and eat healthier meals. Cooking outside can also reduce the amount of heat and moisture in your home, making it more comfortable during the hot summer months. Using an outdoor kitchen to cook during the summer months can help reduce the amount of energy you use indoors. This can help lower your utility bills and save you money in the long run.


An outdoor living area offers a multitude of benefits for homeowners, including expanded living space, improved quality of life, increased property value, a space for entertaining, and a connection with nature. By creating a comfortable and inviting outdoor living space, you can transform your backyard into a relaxing and enjoyable oasis for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

 

eye pillows, serving tray with candles shoulder bag made of moroccan rug

Cake is a lifestyle brand offering unique homewares and accessories that celebrate culture and individuality.

Founder Laurine Brugman designs products that withstand trends and fads - creating timeless pieces that you’ll treasure forever.

We’re passionate about preserving traditional crafts and passing on a little bit of love with our hand-made items. All of our items are produced in limited runs to eliminate waste and ensure quality.

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