With a simple switch of outdoor furniture and styling pieces, we'll show you how easy it is to reimagine your outdoor living space. From a boho retreat to a Hamptons entertainment hub to a modern luxe alfresco lounge room, here are the key elements you’ll need to create each look. We've also included a few out-of-the-box D.I.Y. ideas that’ll amplify your styling.
Create a laid-back vibe with natural rattan furniture, textured accessories and tropical greenery. Introduce natural materials through a selection of cushions and rugs. Clever craft ideas can go a long way when creating a boho retreat: this eye-catching jute cushion is made by stitching two Home Bazar gold pompom jute mats together with some jute twine, and filling it with a cushion insert.
Custom fabric hangings let you tailor the look to suit your space. For these unique pieces, we simply stapled some cheesecloth fabric to a couple of Kit Out D.I.Y. rectangle hanging planters.
Tick-off the Hamptons must-haves: bright whites, navy accents, a touch of nautical and an air of elegance. To bring a cheerful feel to a dining setting, take inspiration from the jaunty stripes on these informal wicker dining chairs.
For your tablescape, create a relaxed feel with mismatched tableware and linens. A curved glass candle holder with rope detailing can help consolidate the elegant nautical look. But remember, never leave lit candles unattended. Use LED versions for extra safety.
Keep cooking clutter at bay while maintaining a flexible deck space with a handy stand on castors for easy manoeuvrability. We modified wall cupboards to create this cool portable storage bench.
For a modern outdoor area you’ll want to linger in, introduce the comforts of home: pretty lights, potted greenery, cushions and throws. Soften the hard corners and dark inclusions of an urban space with organic textures and furnishings in warm hues.
Group planters in like colours but differing heights for a cohesive look. Black or dark grey pots are great options when styling up a modern design.
We’ve got plenty of great ideas to spruce up your outdoor area.
Photo Credit: Louise Roche