If you’re a fan of indoor-outdoor living and enjoy being outside when the weather permits, you’ll want to make your balcony, patio or garden a comfortable space fit for entertaining or simply chilling out in. Invest in durable outdoor furniture that you’ll love as much as you do the furniture in your interiors.
The most important items are the main ones – outdoor tables and outdoor seating. When choosing tables, consider your design style as well as functionality. A sleek bar table and matching stools will work in a contemporary, minimalist home. Only got a small balcony? Go for a small, square or round table that can seat two to four people.
Next, consider the other outdoor accessories you may need. Outdoor accessories can include anything to make spending time there more comfortable, which can mean everything from shelves and dividers (for ornaments, crockery, pot plants and more); rugs; parasols; lanterns; stools; fire pits; sofas; side tables; and serving accessories, such as trays. These days, even plush-looking lounge furniture is made with outside elements in mind. So there’s no need to sacrifice on comfort when fitting out your outdoor space.
When it comes to lighting, you have several options. Lanterns are great for adding ambience to an outside area like a veranda, if you don’t want to bother with cords for hanging light. Having a party? Why not arrange a row of these lights along the steps, so guests can find their way beautifully. And if the mess or risk of candles worries you, go for LED, solar-powered types. Perfect for outdoor entertainment areas, a gathering of these around your outdoor chairs will bring a warm glow to any party or event you`re hosting.