These days it’s all about style as well as substance. It doesn’t matter if you’re into relaxing in comfort or entertaining the masses, here are four outdoor settings to inspire.
Holiday at home
Like the thought of chilling out by the pool in a tropical resort? Who doesn’t! Create the vibe at home with a stunning sun lounge or a day bed stacked with cushions. Stretch out and soak up the rays or curl up in comfort, it’s your choice! Close your eyes and you’re transported to paradise. Don’t forget a side table either. You’ll need somewhere to perch the cocktails. Now where’s my waiter?
There’s just something about the solid feel and natural warmth, character and charm of timber. Choose a light coloured timber if you don’t want to dominate a space, go traditional with brown or make a statement with a deep red setting. Keep your timber looking it’s best and make it last longer with a splash of garden furniture oil just before entertaining season.
Take your lounge room outside with a setting that’s big enough for the whole family – and then some! One and two seaters give you heaps of seating options while padded cushions in weather-resistant fabrics means you can while away the summer afternoons in comfort. Top it all off with a large market umbrella so you can keep your cool.
Swingin' in the breeze
Don’t forget the humble hammock – the ultimate in portable outdoor relaxation. String it up wherever you might be and you’re good to go. If there aren't any trees around to string up your hammock, you can pick up a hammock frame to set up in your courtyard or patio. Sweet!