Exterior Design Projects to Complement a Louvered Roof
Today’s louvers can be created out of metals, glass, aluminum, and wood, and their louvers can be adjustable or fixed. Some are even automatic.
If you’ve invested in a louvered roof for your outdoor space, or you’re considering getting one, you’re probably wondering how to best complement a louvered roof. Unlike traditional roofs, where they aren’t a focal point, louvered roofs are gorgeous, functional, conversation-starters, so it’s natural to want to design your area to highlight it.
Here are five design projects to complement your louvered roof.
If you don’t have a porch, now is a terrific time to build one. Consider building it with a complementary material. If your louvered roof is made of wood try using the same wood for your porch. Flagstone or sleet pavers also make for a luxurious patio that’s sure to look great beneath a louvered roof.
Just like with the patio, natural stone siding is an excellent option for a high-end motif. And if natural stone is outside of your budget, fiber cement siding is a reliable alternative. Ultimately, you just want to ensure that your siding complements the new louvered roof rather than detracting from it.
If you don’t want to go for vines, lovely hanging plants, or potted plants beneath the corners of the roof, help bring focus to the roof.
In addition to some of the more noticeable outdoor features, take some time to focus on the smaller details. Your window trim, door, and outdoor furniture can all be utilized to complement the louvered roof. There are so many awe-inspiring exterior window trim styles, but for a safe bet, you can match your outdoor trim to the color of the louvers, or choose a complementary color instead.
Be sure all your outdoor furniture is up to snuff, too. If you have an industrial-style, metal louvered roof, flimsy, white patio chairs aren’t going to cut it. Instead, invest in some ornate iron furniture. Or consider upcycling some old furniture to match the new industrial vibes.
Create a lighting design that matches the theme of your outdoor setting, and then spend some time bringing it all together.
Remember, a quick coat of paint and new decorations can do a lot for overall looks. The most important thing when trying to complement your louvered roof is to find ways to make it more visible. Unlike other roofs, a louvered roof isn’t one that you want to hide. It’s appealing all on its own.