HOW TO TURN YOUR OUTDOOR AREA INTO A RETREAT


It’s that time of year! If you’re itching to fire up the barbie and get into your great outdoors, you’re not alone. But before you send out the invitations, ensure your space reflects the resort-style retreat you’re dreaming about.

DEFINE YOUR ZONES
While eating will likely form a large part of your outdoor entertaining time, not everyone wants to sit at the table. So define your zones and ensure your backyard guests immediately unwind with a range of seating options. Try a low and sleek sofa-and-coffee-table combination: perfect for socialising. Sumptuous daybed: for absorbing the ambience. A pair of reclinable sun loungers: for soaking up the rays. Bar table and stools: social nibbles while awaiting the main event.

Rattan, wrought iron, timber. Sun proof, rain proof – and comfortable. Your outdoor furnishing options are endless – and these days, with the right product, will endure our harsh summer conditions.

COOK UP A STORM
BBQ-ing may be a part of our Aussie vernacular, but outdoor kitchens are fast catching up. Add a benchtop (plus storage), bar fridge and sink to make it a luxe experience. And a dishwasher to really make entertaining a breeze. Consider a gazebo or retractable awning, and your Great Aussie BBQ scene is set.

ADD AN ACCENT
Inspired by Palm Springs, the beach clubs of the Med, the tropics, Hamptons or coastal cool? Set your theme with colourful cushions, statement umbrella and zone-defining rug. All water- and fade-resistant of course. And if a cooler evening beckons, add some cosy throws in an easy-to-reach basket.

THE VIBE
Nothing says ambience like the right lighting. Hanging lanterns, café globes, spotlights where needed. Add the flicker of fire – a fire pit or torches – and you’re set for a magical evening.

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