Creating space in your home that connects the indoors to the outdoor is every homeowner’s dream. But the idea isn’t new. A loggia, a ‘gallery or room that forms part of a house with one side open to the garden’, is an inviting layout that’s the perfect addition to any Australian home.
In this guide, we’ll give you tips and tricks to help create an elegant loggia in your home using outdoor blinds.
A loggia, also known as a room, gallery or porch, is open to the air on one or more sides. It evolved from the Mediterranean region, where an airy sitting room protected from the sun was desirable. The architectural design has been around for centuries and might commonly be known as our outdoor seating area.
Fortunately, you add remnants of Mediterranean architecture to your outdoor area without breaking the bank. To create a beautiful loggia, here are four easy tips and tricks.
Before creating a loggia, look at where your home opens onto the alfresco area. If there’s a disconnect between the indoors and outdoors, large sliding or folding doors are an excellent way to connect the two spaces. They create a flow that helps open the space and make more room to entertain.
Once outdoors, consider what areas are enclosed and which are open to the elements. If you do not have any enclosing walls, you can create your loggia using modern outdoor blinds. Two great options to achieve with a loggia with outdoor linds include folding arm awnings and roof to fence blinds. Both are great at extending the coverage of your house while letting through natural light and a breeze.
Traditionally, loggias are outdoor areas where you can sit outside and enjoy the breeze without sitting in direct sunlight. But today, they have several uses, including a formal or informal dining area, a relaxing lounge-style room or even a games room with a pool table. In addition, adding large plants can help bridge the gap between the indoors and outdoors and make it feel like the perfect balance between the two.
Similar to a porch or patio, your loggia needs flooring. The flooring you choose can give it a unique feel. Some of the most popular choices for alfresco areas are paved brick or wooden decking. But if you’re after a classic Mediterranean feel, then colourful Provencal style tiles or large terracotta floor tiles are the perfect addition.
Adding a loggia to your outdoor area will give you space to make more memories with your family and friends. And fortunately, you can create one without having to build. All About Shade’s collection of outdoor blinds is the perfect solution to designing your ideal loggia.
To arrange a free quote on outdoor blinds to create your Loggia, fill out the “Free Measure & Quote” form, and one of our friendly team members will get in touch.