How-Tos: Style an Outdoor Area


Hours can be spent enjoying your outdoor area with our spectacular Queensland weather; leisurely dinners with family, entertaining friends or Sunday afternoon BBQs – an outdoor area ready for entertaining is a must. Once creating their outdoor space, most families opt to have their meals at their outdoor table rather than in their dining room! The perfect scenario would be a space large enough to easily fit an outdoor table and chairs as well as an outdoor lounge setting with a coffee table.

#1: Outdoor Table & Chair

First the outdoor table and chairs. When choosing your outdoor table, make sure that you can easily walk around it and access the space – you don’t want people to have to stand or move every time someone needs to get past. Also make sure the table is sturdy. There’s nothing worse than shaking the whole table when trying to cut your food!

#2: Outdoor Table Decor

Décor for an outdoor table doesn’t need to overpower or take up much space. You want to make sure it is something that withstands being outside, so you don’t have to continually bring it in every time it looks like rain. We like to use a simple vase, plant or lantern.

#3: Outdoor Lounge

Like indoor lounge suites, outdoor lounges come in many sizes and configurations, enabling you to find the perfect one to fit your space. Remember that you are often going to enjoy a drink and a delicious treat, so a coffee table is a must. We often spend hours at each other’s houses relaxing with a wine while watching the kids in the pool – so it needs to be comfortable too! When shopping for your outdoor lounge, sit on it for a good five minutes to make sure it’s the one.

#4: Cushions

When choosing cushions for your lounge, less is more! You don’t want to be continually putting them away or picking them up off the ground before they get dirty. For décor, the same rules apply for your dining table and your lounge/coffee table – choose items that can withstand being outside.

Now you are set to enjoy our beautiful weather and your outdoor areas.

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