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Outdoor Living: 20 Pieces of Outdoor Furniture to consider

With the weather warming up and Christmas getting closer creating an outdoor living space worth using is an absolute must.

Apart from the obvious of a place to sit down and a place to put your cup, there are several things you need to consider when creating your outdoor living space -

  1. Will there be any sort of covering – do you need to create a pergola or could you buy an umbrella or just install a large shade.
  2. Will you need a BBQ – revamping your backyard to accommodate a built-in BBQ might be going too far but a quick trip to the hardware store for a free-standing BBQ would work? And yes you need a BBQ especially if you live in Australia.
  3. What sort of outdoor furniture will you have – will it be a table and chairs arrangement or maybe you might consider an outdoor sofa for a more relaxed feel.
  4. Adding life to your outdoor space – to create an area that feels more of an indoor/ outdoor room adding brightly coloured cushions and outdoor rugs will make it more like a lounge room. It also softens the area making it more comfortable to relax in for longer periods of time.
  5. How will your space connect to the house – if it's possible consider the addition of an outdoor counter that connects to the kitchen. It makes it easier to move food from the kitchen to the outdoor area and back again.
  6. Mood lighting – soft relaxed lighting will add atmosphere and create the mood of a peaceful garden party. Consider hanging fairy lights filtered through-out a low hanging tree close by together with a slow burning large candle placed in the middle of your table.

Look through some of my favourite outdoor furniture items now available or maybe just dream about them for your outdoor space.

All items are in stock at the time of writing or lead times indicated.

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For relaxing in the garden ÄPPLARÖ Sun lounger – IKEA

Outdoor Furniture - 20 Great Pieces to Consider - ÄPPLARÖ Sun lounger - IKEA - www.designlibrary.com.au

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  • Smaggle
    Reply

    Those chairs are amazing! The colourful ones… I’ve had my eye on a yellow one for ages!

  • Liane Cooper
    Reply

    I love all the colours its hard to pick a favourite Carly.

  • James
    Reply

    The Eva balcony sets from Outdoor Living Direct look pretty great I think

    • Liane Cooper
      Reply

      The Eva balcony set is not in our list but we will be sure to check it out for next time James.

  • Andrea @ Sublime Finds
    Reply

    So much to love here! Love those swinging lounges and the giant lanterns – I’m a fan of big bold pieces outdoors. We invested in a big outdoor lounge and have never regretted it, it’s perfect for entertaining with friends (so you’re not tied to sitting at a table) and also great for a nap outdoors! Our deck is one of my favourite rooms. Great article Liane! x

    • Liane Cooper
      Reply

      Thanks Andrea. The Laterns and swing lounges are some of my favourites as well. Cheers.

  • Monique@The Urban Mum
    Reply

    The Coast White Cross Leg dining table is just my thing. Would love it for our Queensland holiday house. It would look stunning against the tropical background. As always I find your edits brilliant, great taste ! Thank you xx

  • Fleur - Our Urban Box
    Reply

    Love it all. I love the colours and simplicity of some of the pieces you featured. The metal wire side tables are on my wish list for our deck on our new house. You have great taste! x

    • Liane Cooper
      Reply

      Thanks very much Fleur.

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