When it comes to spaces, there are some that are part of the interior of the home and some that are part of the exterior. However, the spaces that are outside yet give the impression of being private, are the spaces that are the most interesting, like the verandah. It is definitely outside the home but still a part of it. It is where you can enjoy the outside view besides in galleries and pictures where you can enjoy these cityscapes in the form of urban sketches.
A veranda is a space that can be put to use to decorate as your imagination, time and budget allows. We know there is no limit to imagination and that is why the limitations will come from only your time and budget. You can use many cool ideas for your dream house and adapt them for the veranda. Yet another source of inspiration for decorating your veranda space can be obtained from engaging examples of lovely bamboo houses, which almost seem to be part of the landscape.
In some cases, the veranda may only offer limited space and you will need to adapt your design idea according the space and dimensions available. In such cases, you can simply convert it into a cozy space with a few chairs where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine and fresh wind as you read for a while or enjoy a nice cup of coffee.
Some people have huge spaces available to them in the veranda area and when this is the case, you can give full freedom to your imagination and use the space for maximum advantage. Just because the scope of space and the work is pretty big does not mean that the budget also has to be huge. In fact, you will be surprised at how much you can do with a limited budget.
Simple things like old and used furniture that you no longer use around the home can easily be transformed by adding few cheap pillows or with some re-upholstering with affordable bits of cloth to convert the space into something comfortable. Alternatively, you can use logs and arrange them to form furniture that looks interesting and very affordable. Even simple pieces of furniture like those made of cane and rope based furniture works very well in the verandah area.
In some areas, where there is no fear that the metal furniture will not rust or become spoiled due to exposure to air and humidity, you can have the most basic metal wrought furniture out in the veranda. The addition of a few fat cushions can also make this kind of furniture very comfortable to sit on.
If you are the fanciful type, then add things like a cage with or without a bird in it or some elements like a small shelf on which you place potted plants. Alternately you can add a hammock or a hanging cane basket chair that can be used to sit on the veranda. Small touches like lights in baskets hanging at regular intervals can add to the charm of the veranda.
If you are the type who likes to lounge around in a swing, then adding a nice swing set complete with cushions and with a nice blanket to lounge into can also be a good idea. If you are in an area where the veranda is exposed to the wind and sea, you could also consider covering part of the veranda area with glass. This way you can still enjoy the view and the fresh air without fear of the furniture in the veranda being spoiled due to the exposure to natural elements.