An outdoor living room is the ultimate in alfresco luxury. A place to put your feet up in, a space to relax in, all while feeling the breeze on your face and the sun on your skin. 

For a space that really works, take time to figure out what you require from an outdoor seating area. And when it comes to outdoor furniture think about what materials are best to use too. We’ve enlisted the help of industry experts to help you do exactly that and pose all of the important questions. ‘As with any interior room, it’s important to consider form and function,’ advises Rebecca Hunt, Director of Suna Interior Design Studio. ‘How big is the area you are looking at? How and when might you be using it? Will it act as an entertainment space? Or will you only perch there occasionally to watch the world go by?’