Give your outdoor spaces a makeover this summer

With the sun finally showing its face, it is time to dust off the outdoor setting and get the BBQ fired up. Better still, invest in some new outdoor furniture and make it a summer to remember. Turning your backyard and patio into the perfect designer entertaining area doesn’t have to cost the earth. Below are the latest trends in al fresco entertaining that won’t break the bank.


Wicker outdoor furniture is back in a big way. Stylish, elegant and affordable, it’s timeless and ideal for a wide range of décor. Cheap plastic chairs can’t compare with the durability and great looks of wicker, and it is available in a huge range of colours to match every taste.

Edible gardens

Whether just a herb garden or a complete vegetable patch, your outdoor space will be great looking and functional with your very own garden. Organic produce is big business so why not shun the supermarket and cook with vegetables from your own home. It will provide a conversation piece, and if done correctly, will be a handsome addition to your entertaining area.

 Outdoor cooking

The BBQ has always been an Australian staple. Prawns, sausages, and steak, all grilled to within an inch of their lives. However, people are taking open air cuisine to new levels, with fully functional kitchens, pizza ovens, and BBQs that offer a huge range of cooking options, being installed in even the smallest entertaining area.

Wall gardens

Perfect for those with limited space, a wall garden turns a boring wall into a living artwork. They are ideal for adding a sense of colour and texture to your outdoor area, without great expense or taking up valuable sitting, standing and entertaining space.

An ever-evolving series of trends

Choosing an outdoor décor that will remain great looking and not look dated can be tricky. Choosing timeless and elegant pieces will help keep the cost of renovating down each year, and ensure you can spend more time using your space than redoing it.

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