A well-designed lanai is a wonderful addition to any home. Whether you’re enjoying spectacular ocean views in Hawaii or warming yourself by a fire pit along the coast, a lanai—or outdoor porch or veranda—is sure to give your home an extra dash of comfort and charm! Wondering how to create your dream lanai? Check out these design tips and take inspiration from our stunning Ohana Place project!
1. Upholster existing furniture with weather-resistant fabrics
In our Ohana Place project, we reupholstered an existing sectional with Sunbrella’s Spectrum Mist fabric and existing recliners with Sunbrella’s Marcello Seaglass fabric. Sunbrella Upholstery is a wonderful collection that offers homeowners bright color options that resist fading and have a long life span. Sunbrella is also UV, water, and mildew resistant—perfect for your outdoor space!
2. When furniture shopping, think versatility
When making purchases for your living room or kitchen, consider multipurpose furniture options that can be used in a variety of settings.
3. Take advantage of built-ins
When undertaking the Ohana Place project, we used built-in appliances by GE Monogram, including an undercounter refrigerator, double-drawer refrigerator, and wine unit. These minimalist appliances have a big impact on the resulting outdoor kitchen, and drastically elevate the style of the lanai.
4. Look for ways to add more of a breeze
Consider incorporating sturdy yet luxurious fans like the Minka Aire Gauguin fan, as seen in the Ohana Place.
The Minka Aire fan is also approved for outdoor and wet applications, making it the perfect addition to any tropical lanai.
The possibilities are endless with outdoor spaces! The Ohana Place lanai is just one example of a luxurious, island-inspired space. We hope our projects will inspire you to tackle a new design project, maybe even beyond the four walls of your home.