Tips for a creating a spa-like outdoor space

May 22, 2022

Tips for a creating a spa -like outdoor space

While modern life doesn’t always allow the time to stop and visit a spa or wellness retreat, you can create a spa -like atmosphere at home for a little rest and relaxation whenever it’s needed. Now is the perfect time to take matters into your own hands and re-design your outdoor space with a spa feel and indulge in a little self-care. We’ve compiled a list of ways to make your space a little more serene, using everything from plants to a fire pit and our beautifully designed furniture.

Spa Lighting to set the mood

Choosing the correct lighting is essential when you’re setting a scene, and we love the idea of using light fixtures to artistically light the trees, shrubs or bushes that surround your private day spa. Tall trees look romantic when draped in fair lights, and make your garden beds twinkle with small LED lights nestled amongst the plants.
If there’s a paved pathway to your beautiful outdoor space, it’s always a good idea to light it up. Doing this will not only keep it safe for everyone once the moon but comes out, but it will add an inviting ambience to your backyard. Our powder stone Valance lamps give the illusion of delicate paper lanterns, and add a deliciously warm glow to your space.

Level up your greenery

Typically, spa and wellness resort landscaping is lush, and beautifully in line with the location. Bear this is mind when greening up your own outdoor space, be it by the beach, in the country or your own urban oasis. Additionally, plants have been shown to boost mood, increase creativity, filter toxins in the air, and produce oxygen…which are all great reasons to invest in some for your own dedicated spa space.
A sure way to add a spa-type feel to your space is by placing palms and even orchids everywhere. Many orchids can live as air plants, tied to trees (as often seen in tropical climates like Hawaii and Singapore) and other surfaces, you just need to remember to place them in filtered sunlight and mist them regularly. Palms are definitely hardier, and placed at different levels around sun loungers and pool loungers in chic planters will have you feeling like you’re in Bali in no time.
Create a raw, earthy feel in your outdoor spa by adding some greenery to our Whalers Pots, which are made using a concrete blend in an organic round shape that is wide and low. Just imagine them overflowing with succulents or a tall cactus as the focal point in your outdoor oasis.

Throw some shade

Dixon Dark Blue Square Outdoor UmbrellaThe use of premium quality outdoor umbrellas effortlessly adds that desired spa resort experience to any home patio. By adding a large outdoor umbrella you can provide a shaded seating and relaxation area instantly, and our umbrellas look beautiful too.
When it comes down to the umbrella you choose there are two important things to consider: is it easy to move and control, and how effective and durable is the fabric? We have most definitely taken care of the latter by only working with the very best outdoor umbrella fabric available on the global market: Sunbrella®. Providing much needed shade is what the Sunbrella® fabric does best – supplying protection from the elements, comfort in the heat of the summer and undeniable style in an array of colours for over half a century.
With SPF 50 + and UV protection that filters close to 100 per cent of UV radiation, Sunbrella® takes care of your family and friends when entertaining outdoors without you even having to think twice about it. Sunbrella® shade fabrics are also breathable and allow air to pass through them, creating a comfortable space below no matter how high the humidity factor on your average New Zealand summer’s day.

Add a fire pit for after-hours spa chill time

round-concrete-fire-pit-showroomWhen your spa is in your outdoor space, you control the opening hours. Adding a modern outdoor firepit and some beautiful cushions and throws to your private oasis will give you not only the look of a spa resort, but creates the perfect place to sit fireside and relax under the starry sky. An outdoor fire pit can be placed poolside or in the centre of a seating area, the choice is yours. Nothing lends an element of warmth and intimacy like a roaring fire, and it brings both light and heat, making for gathering spot to use year-round.

Spend the day in bed

Why limit luxurious relaxation to only when you’re at a resort? By adding an outdoor daybed or chaise to your garden or outdoor living area, you can quickly enhance your backyard décor and allow yourself the luxury of a little extra down time whenever you need it. The Amalfi Teak Chaise Lounge is one of the most popular pieces in our deep seating collection, as it doubles for outdoor lounging and sunbathing in ease. Made by combining an Amalfi Centre Piece with the opulent and oversized ottoman, the pair work effortlessly together to form a chaise style lounger with room for more than one. Plush, comfortable Sunbrella® fabric covered cushions are included; as with all our deep seating products. Made here in New Zealand and available in four chic shades, they are durable as well as comfortable and elevate the style of any piece they sit upon. The Amalfi’s 100 per cent Grade-A teak frame means that it is built to last, with a bold looking frame and timeless appeal.

If you have a pool area, adding a few resort style pool loungers and lounge chairs can really amplify the essence of your space, and choose outdoor furniture with thick, bouncy cushions for the ideal resort-at-home look. Our Kuba Teak Sun Lounger more than fits the brief, and has been a top seller for private residences, designers, architects, hotels and resorts for many years.

If you’re near our showroom, we’d love to host you for a tour of what’s on offer. Our pieces come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre. Alternatively, we can ship your new pieces to anywhere, you might be using our astute delivery service.

Design Warehouse has been manufacturing and supplying luxury outdoor furniture to architects, designers, landscapers, hotels, resorts and private residences for over 25 years, so when we say we
know what’s best for outdoor style… you can rest assured that we have the knowledge to back it up.

Designer spa furniture from Design Warehouse

Thinking about adding leather furniture to your oasis? , we can help. If you have more questions about any of the above, don’t hesitate to call us or drop into our Parnell outdoor furniture showroom today. Our pieces come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre. Alternatively, we can ship your new pieces to anywhere, using our astute delivery service. For more information please call our dedicated team of professionals – we’d love to help, or for more inspiration see our Instagram feed

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