Backyard Bliss: Creating Outdoor Spaces

This summer, extend your indoor space to the outdoors and create an area that is both warm and welcoming.

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SELECT 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.

 

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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.

 

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ANCHOR THE SPACE

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. These jute rugs in natural and sea-foam are available at Kirk Home Centre.

 

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CREATE ATMOSPHERE

Candle holders, 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.

 

talavera-melamine-dinnerware-sets-of-4-cPLAY HOSTESS

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 affordable Q Squared dishware and glassware from Bon Vivant that look and feel just like glass, but without the worry of breakage.

 

 

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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.

 

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Published: Skies Magazine, July 2016
Photos: Rhian Campbell

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