How to Design the Perfect Outdoor Cabana Area

A cabana will provide you with the perfect place to relax and entertain friends and family. You can also use it as an outdoor dining space to serve up meals al fresco. When it comes to designing your outdoor cabana area there are several things that you will need to take into consideration. This article provides a step by step guide that will help you to design and create your dream cabana area in no time.

Get Inspired

The first step is to get your creative juices flowing by searching for some inspiration. The easiest way to find inspiration is to search online for photographs of stunning outdoor cabanas. You can use your favourite search engine and do an image search using keywords such as ‘designer cabanas’, and then browse through the images. Online imaging sites, such as Pinterest, are also good for seeing the different styles and designs that are out there. Save any images that you like the look of so that you can refer to them later on.

Plan it

You are now ready to create a plan of the space that you have available for your cabana. This plan will allow you to experiment with sizing and the different positioning of cabana features to see what will work best. The easiest way to create a plan is to make measurements and then use these measurements to create a scaled down plan on paper. Always write on this plan in pencil so that you can erase the lines as and when you need to.

The Cabana

Now you are ready to go shopping for your dream cabana. Start by looking online on cabana retailer websites to see the different styles that they sell. There are a huge selection of shapes and styles of cabana to choose from. Most likely you will want something that is covered so that you can use it whatever the weather. Some cabanas will also come with fabric panels which can be used to provide some extra shade from the sun, and protection from wind or rain. Make sure that you check the measurements of the canaba so that you know it will fit into your yard.

Cabana Lighting

Lighting is another important factor that you will need to take into consideration. You will need to install some lights so that the area is properly illuminated at night. You can choose to have hanging lights within the cabana, as well as spotlights which can light up the surrounding trees. A lighting installation specialist will be able to safely install the lighting for you.


Finally, you can add some finishing touches to your cabana to give it some personality and style. A beautiful vase of flowers will help to brighten up the space and give it a lovely scent. While mason jar candles, lanterns and sculptures will make the area more beautiful and welcoming.

Follow the above tips and you are sure to create a beautiful outdoor cabana area that all the family can enjoy.

Author Bio: Nancy Baker is a freelance blogger and an ace creative write with many years of experience writing for top blogs. Nancy has written on a myriad of topics and has written several posts for us.

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