How to Create an Outdoor Living Space for Winter

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Creating your cosy outdoor living space for the winter

Outdoor spaces are a luxury for most people, with outdoor space becoming a premium in most cities and urban spaces. In order to make the most of your outdoor space, it should be usable all year round, not just in the summer.

The cold, gloomy winter months can present obstacles for outdoor use, so many of us decide to retreat indoors to avoid the cold. However, the outdoors can also become a luxurious outdoor living space during winter as well as summer with the help of heating, lighting and protection from the elements.


Outdoor Roof

Pergola with Sliding Glass Screens

All patio roof structures from IQ Outdoor living become completely watertight when closed, whether it’s our aluminium retractable awning roof or the Camargue louvre roof system. This protects the space below from rain and snow.

For further protection from the elements, our outdoor roof systems can be integrated with sliding glass doors, vertical louvres and vertical retractable blinds. These modern garden roofs installed with vertical screens not only stop heat from escaping but also create a sense of a room separated from the outdoors – you can enjoy the outdoors while benefitting from a cosy indoor feeling.

Visit the individual product pages for more information on each roof optional extras.



Fire Pit

Various heating options can be integrated into the design of an outdoor patio roof. Adding a source of heat to your outdoor space will ensure the space is at a comfortable temperature to enjoy all year round. This can be achieved by incorporating outdoor heaters into the design of the roof structure, outdoor fires (such as a firepit) are also welcomed – not only to provide heat but also to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

The Camargue Roof and the Camargue Skye Roof systems can also be specified with a Renson heating and sound bar which helps to maintain a comfortable temperature in the space below and creates an atmosphere by playing your favourite tunes.



strip lights for patio roof

Winter months offer the least amount of daylight which means you need to ramp up the lighting usage. There are many ways in which you can brighten up your outdoor living space; you can opt for a lighting fixture in the patio roof system (LED lighting or even spotlights) and handing pendant lighting from the roof structure. Incorporating good lighting into your outdoor space will provide an additional feeling of warmth and comfort.



Cane Line Outdoor Corner Sofa

Outdoor furniture often requires protection from the harsh winter weather, however with a garden roof system the furniture can safely be stored with a high level of protection due to the weather-tight properties. Garden furniture offers exceptionally high levels of comfort – imagine relaxing outdoors in the warm snug environment with plush throws, pillows and blankets to create that beautiful winter wonderland atmosphere.

If you would like to find out more or if you are interested in discussing a project, please get in contact with our knowledgeable team at IQ Outdoor Living by calling 01494 722 880 or emailing





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