Looking to add that extra special something to your alfresco area? Sprucing up your outdoor living space can add to your home and help you to enjoy your home and all it has to offer. Whether you’re looking to create your own Garden of Eden , a minimalistic modern and cool look, or a romantic alfresco dining area, read on for our ideas on how.
Relaxed afternoon tea
There’s nothing like an afternoon of relaxation with friends on a shaded, breezy porch with tea and treats. Create a whimsy and elegance with wicker furniture, decorative cushions, patterned china, and bright florals. Choose light and sunny hues for your furniture and décor to channel those summer vibes.
Cosy fireplace retreat
Who says you can’t make use of your home’s outdoor area all year around? With an outdoor fireplace, enjoy the natural beauty and fresh air of the outdoors without the winter chills. Invest in some throws and comfy lounge chairs and get ready to snuggle down.
Relaxed sun deck
Photo: Better Homes & Gardens
Turn any outdoor deck into the perfect sunning spot with couple of chaises,vibrant cushions, and a trestle table for those glasses of lemonade. Perfect for lazy summer days spent sunbathing and enjoying mellow tunes.
Classy alfresco dining
Enjoy a stylish evening meal with friends or family by dressing up your home’s outdoor area. A glass-topped table, straight back chairs, and candle centrepieces should do the trick. With home-cooked meal, you can create a dining experience to rival that of any fancy restaurant.
Sunny breakfast nook
Photo: Buff Strickland
Wake yourself up the right way by converting your outdoor space into an alfresco breakfast or brunch patio. Look out for eclectic café tables with matching chairs, checked tablecloths, and miniature pot plants to add life and colour to your morning meal.
Lazy naptime spot
Nothing’s better than curling up with a book with the warm sun falling over you. Whether your bed of choice is a swinging seat, a hammock or a cosy day bed, don’t forget to invest in comfortable and breathable fabrics in soothing hues to send you off into a blissful doze.
Peaceful nature haven
Keep your furnishings simple – think basic wooden furniture and lounge chairs in neutral colours. A selection of pot plants and leafy foliage can create a relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.