Holidays are magical experiences that allow us to escape the ordinary and immerse ourselves in new surroundings, cultures, and adventures. However, what if we told you that you could capture a slice of that holiday magic right in your own garden or outdoor space? With the right design, materials, and a touch of creativity, you can transform your home into a holiday haven.
At Millboard, we believe in the power of outdoor living, and our premium decking and cladding materials can help you achieve just that. Here, we'll offer you inspiration and advice on how to bring the holiday spirit home.
Choose Your Decking: Limed Oak Enhanced Grain or Weathered Oak Driftwood
The foundation of any great outdoor space begins with the right decking material. Millboard offers a wide range of styles and colours as a canvas for you to create your perfect outdoor living environment. Two exceptional options that we offer, can set the tone for your holiday-inspired oasis:
Enhanced Grain Limed Oak: If you're looking for a contemporary yet warm, sunny and inviting aesthetic, Enhanced Grain Limed Oak is an excellent choice. Its subtle, silvered, finish is perfect for those who crave a beachy or coastal atmosphere.
Weathered Oak Driftwood: Our Driftwood boards have the incomparable look of sea-washed timber. Its subtle hue and characterful texture create an easy, relaxed style, ideal for laid-back coastal living. Reminiscent of tidal landscapes, Driftwood creates a bohemian, escapist getaway and works perfectly alongside swimming pools and outdoor features.
These boards feature all the beauty of real wood with none of the drawbacks, such as rot or warping, and require only minimal maintenance.
Selecting the right decking material is a key step in transforming your outdoor space into a holiday retreat.
Create Cosy Seating Areas
Think about your favourite holiday destinations, they often feature cosy nooks and seating areas where you can relax and soak in the surroundings. Incorporate comfortable outdoor furniture, cushions, and throws to create inviting spaces for lounging and entertaining. Neutral tones and natural materials can mimic the calm and relaxation found in many holiday spots.
Bring in the Greenery
Plants play a pivotal role in recreating the lush and vibrant feel of a holiday destination. Consider using a mix of potted plants and planters around your deck area. For a tropical getaway vibe, opt for Palms, Ferns, and tropical flowers. If you're inspired by Mediterranean holidays, try Lavender, Olive trees, Pennisetum grasses and colourful Bougainvillea.
Embrace the Ambience with Lighting
Warm and soft lighting can instantly transform your outdoor space into a dreamy escape. Hang string lights, lanterns, or even install built-in LED deck lights to create a magical atmosphere that's perfect for evening gatherings and starlit relaxation.
Add Water Features
The soothing sound of running water can transport you to a tranquil holiday destination. Consider adding a small fountain or a bubbling water feature to your deck area. The sound of water can be incredibly calming and refreshing.
Incorporate Personal Touches
To truly capture the essence of your favourite holiday destination, don't forget to incorporate personal touches. This might include decorative items like seashells, coastal-themed artwork, or textiles inspired by your dream holiday spot.
You don't have to wait for your next break to experience the magic of being on holiday. With the right design elements and Millboard decking, you can transform your outdoor space into a holiday haven that you can enjoy year-round. Whether you opt for the timeless beauty of Limed Oak Enhanced Grain, the rustic charm of Driftwood Weathered boards, or another option from our range, Millboard has the perfect decking solution for your vision.
So, go ahead and turn your home into the ultimate holiday destination, right in your own outdoor space. With a little inspiration, creativity, and Millboard decking, your dream holiday retreat is closer than you think.
To find your perfect decking or cladding, why not order some free samples of your favourite designs and experience the authentic beauty of Millboard first-hand.