Transforming your outdoor space for summer
As we head into the warmer months (hooray!), here are five of our favourite tips to help you make the most of your outdoor space, big or small. When it comes to creating a stylish space you’ll love to spend time in, there are plenty of ways to work with what you have. With a few careful considerations, you’ll be set for a summer of outdoor entertaining and relaxation with your closest friends and family.
Let’s get ready for summer!
You can dine in style - and comfort
When the weather is smiling and you’re ready for an afternoon of eating, drinking and conversation with your favourite company, you need to be comfortable. The good news is, there’s no need to sacrifice beautiful design, or settle for hard surfaces in the process.
These design features mean you and all your guests can happily spend an afternoon - which may well turn into an evening - in the utmost comfort. Just add a grazing platter with your favourite nibbles, cold drinks and a playlist of good tunes.
Use dual purpose furniture for the win
Summer is all about creating an effortless indoor/outdoor vibe. And what better way to do this than using double-duty, ultra-versatile, suit-any-space furniture?
Many of our side tables are made of a durable Glass Fibre Reinforced Cement (GFC) and are designed to be used both inside and outside. These super adaptable pieces come in neutral colours that will suit any interior design palette and they transition easily from indoor to out and back again.
Place these stylish tables poolside or in the living room - either way they look just as good. Think double the fun and double the versatility!
Flexible styles suit expansive spaces
If you have a large backyard or deck, it’s important to fill the space proportionally. Too much furniture can crowd a space and interrupt movement flow when you’re entertaining groups.
On the flipside, too little furniture may not provide adequate spaces to sit, or rest cold drinks or grazing platters.
Our Amalfi outdoor range lets you pick and choose from various options to create the perfect look for your space.
Depending on how much room you have to play with, choose from the Amalfi Modular Sofa, the Amalfi 3 Seater Sofa or the Amalfi Armchair. Don’t forget to add the Amalfi Coffee Table for somewhere to rest your food and drinks.
Create a cosy, intimate atmosphere
If you’re gathering groups of guests in a small space, or hosting an intimate event, a cosy atmosphere can encourage connection and easy conversation. Place small lightweight furniture pieces in a circle or semicircle formation, to keep your guests close and comfortable.
Choose a central item to anchor your space, such as a coffee table or fire pit - on those cooler evenings. If you’re searching for the perfect furniture for your cosy space, a lightweight seat like our Cancun Outdoor Armchairs fit the bill.
They’re easy to pick up and move around when you’re preparing for a gathering with friends. When you’re relaxing on your own, follow the sunshine as you read your book or flip through a magazine.
Rest, relax and rejuvenate
Your outdoor living room might primarily serve as an entertainment area, but don’t forget the relaxation factor for down times. Simply adding a lounger is a great way to create a tranquil feeling when it’s time to put your feet up.
If you can arrange your furniture to face a view, like a beautiful natural space or pool, even better. Don’t have a view you love?
Get ready to host your friends and family this summer with a space you’re proud to show off.
Need a hand with styling? We’re here to help. You can book a virtual consult with a stylist at a time that suits you. Want more outdoor inspo to transform your space? Browse our complete outdoor furniture range.