This summer, extend your indoor space to the outdoors and create an area that is both warm and welcoming.
by Nasaria Budal • photos by Rhian Campbell
1. SEATING + SIDE TABLES
The best designed outdoor spaces include furniture that is both beautiful and hard-wearing, like rattan lounge seats, outdoor dining tables or these angular Indonesian accent chairs and stone side table from Sticks and Stones.
2. JUTE RUGS
A well-chosen rug can really pull a covered patio together, adding depth and anchoring the space. Natural fibres like jute fare best in enclosed outdoor spaces and are very durable. They are available at Kirk Home Centre.
3. ADD A WOW FACTOR
Gather your friends and family around a fire pit — an unexpected element sure to be a crowd-pleaser — for a magical midsummer night of roasting marshmallows, swapping stories and making memories. They are available at A.L. Thompson’s.
ALL IN THE DETAILS
From dishware to lighting and adding a softer touch, these accessories bring cozy décor to the outdoors.
1. CLICK CLACK + Q SQUARED DISHWARE
Gone are the days of basic store-bought plastic and paper plates! Add character to your dinner party or family picnic with a range of lovely and affordable Q Squared dishware and glassware from Bon Vivant that look and feel just like glass, but without the worry of breakage.
2. SOFTEN THE LOOK
Bold outdoor cushions add a pop of colour and can soften the hard edges of patio furnishings. These fun, beach-themed cushions from Welcome Home are sure to brighten any backyard space.
3. AMBIENT LIGHTING
Candleholders, torches and ceramic lanterns add a touch of charm to any outdoor space. Choose from a wide array of timeless glass and metal pieces or fun and colourful ceramic lamps — including solar-powered and battery-operated lanterns — at A.L. Thompson’s.