As the sunny days return, nature wakes up and the sun intermittently peeks out, we now have only one desire: to move outside again. However, if garden furniture can easily withstand the whims of the weather at the start of spring, this is not the case for cushions and outdoor textiles. To allow for strategic and effective withdrawal in the event of a shower, it is better to have provided a place where you can easily store these decorative elements, which are often bulky. If you are looking for the ideal outdoor storage unit where you can store cushions and textiles when needed, this selection should interest you.
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1. In a closet in the hallway
When it starts to rain, our instinct tells us to seek shelter. And the most strategic place in a home is obviously the entrance, which allows the connection between interior and exterior. We therefore do not hesitate to provide in this transition zone a storage area large enough for exterior accessories, as in this New York entrance.
We like: The perfectly exploited space under the stairs which, with its luminous color, makes us forget what we came in for.
2. In clever drawers inside…
If access to the outside is from another room in the house, it may also be wise to use the space as close as possible to the bay windows to store our equipment. This is the case in this Parisian loft, where clever drawers have been imagined in the step that connects the bedroom and the terrace. When the weather turns bad, they allow you to quickly retreat without invading the surrounding space.
We like: The simplicity of their treatment. As they are the same color as the rest of the layout, they are forgotten.
3. Or outside
On this terrace in the heart of Sydney, a pretty bench has been installed to erase the demarcation between inside and outside. Worked as an extension of the living room, it offers, with its integrated drawers, the possibility of storing mattresses, cushions and throws if necessary.
We like: The awning fixed to the facade, which allows you to protect yourself if necessary from a light shower without systematically putting everything away.
4. In the tool shed
When designing their garden or terrace, gardening enthusiasts often plan a small shed to store their tools. What if we took the opportunity to choose it a little bigger, in order to be able to store outdoor textiles, like in this garden in Lille?
5. In a custom-made garden shed
If you are lucky enough to be able to think about the layout of your terrace as a whole, do not hesitate to dedicate a shed just to the storage of outdoor accessories, as in this London garden . Made-to-measure, with its well thought-out drawers and shelves, it offers the advantage of having a particularly suitable fall-back position at hand.
We like: These three corrugated sheet metal modules which, once opened, transform this terrace into a functional place where kitchen, bar and storage have the last word.
6. In a garden chest bench
When looking commercially for outdoor storage furniture for textiles, we are only offered chests made of wood or woven resin. Very practical, however, they have the disadvantage of taking up a lot of space. By choosing to divert them, we can however optimize the space available in a simple and effective way, as on this small English terrace.
We like: This innocuous outdoor storage box which, accessorized with comfortable cushions, becomes a seat worthy of the name, without forgetting its main function in case of rain.
7. In a clever bench seat
If you have chosen to fit out the terrace with custom-made furniture, don’t hesitate to combine business with pleasure. By providing a little space to store your outdoor textiles in your benches with perfectly adapted dimensions, as on this outdoor terrace, you will optimize the space available.
8. In an outdoor cabinet
We don’t necessarily think about it, but it can be good to divert the codes of interior storage outside. For example, you can install a garden cabinet module along the wall, to transform the exterior into a living room in its own right, like on this Parisian terrace . With its integrated lights that allow you to enjoy the place in the evening, these cabinets have it all: they also offer the possibility of storing textiles and accessories in case of rain.
9. In bins under the seats
If you have opted for a minimalist layout of your terrace, there is no need to overload the space with poorly proportioned storage. By adding a few small storage bins under your seats that are perfectly suited to the rest of the layout, you will allow a simple but nevertheless effective retirement option.
10. Under the terrace
Often, it is the design of the land that defines the shape of the terrace and the layout of the garden. However, if, as in this American garden, the plot can only be developed in stages, do not hesitate to make this technical constraint an asset in terms of development.
By integrating storage cupboards in the retaining walls for your outdoor textiles and your bath linen, you make use of the lost space while optimizing the space.
We like: The seaside spirit pushed to its climax here: with the cabinets and balustrades stained in white and the teak flooring, this atypical terrace has it all.