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CONTINUE TO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS IN THE COOLER MONTHS

4 May 2016 Padstow 0 Comment

In Australia, we love to enjoy our outdoor spaces and entertain throughout every season. Whether you have a balcony, patio, courtyard or backyard, why let the cooler weather stop you enjoying your favourite spaces?

We have some great ideas on how to create warmth, comfort and protection that will allow you to continue to appreciate your entertaining spaces throughout the cooler months during autumn and winter.

Heat your entertaining space

Depending on the type and size of space you are furnishing, an outdoor gas heater, ceiling heater, fire pit or chimenea will provide warmth to your area.

These outdoor heating options can also create a great feature in your entertaining space and are inducive to conversation as you and your family huddle around the source of warmth.

Improve Lighting

By adding in quality outdoor lighting, you will be able to enjoy your outdoor space at any time of the day.

There are also great ranges of inexpensive outdoor candles available that can create a beautiful, warming atmosphere to your area.

Furniture, pillows and blankets

It pays to invest in quality outdoor furniture such as table, chairs and lounges that is weather resistant and will maintain their look when exposed to the elements.

You can also add warmth to the furniture by introducing pillows, blankets and even outdoor rugs. These extra touches will keep you and your guests comfortable and able to appreciate your outdoor entertaining space. Choosing warm colours such as red, orange and brown can also really change the mood and feel of your area.

Enjoy outdoor eating

Continue to utilise your barbeque throughout the cooler months with winter dishes like a roast leg of lamb or if you have an outdoor style kitchen, you can enjoy slow cooked meals such as lamb shanks. These hearty meals will not only encourage you to spend time outside, they will warm and nourish you.

Protect your space from the elements

If your outdoor space is exposed to the elements, it pays to invest in a quality outdoor structure such as a pergola or verandah. This creates a space that you can maximise for year-round entertaining and will allow you to add simple touches such as outdoor blinds, warm blankets or candles to really create a space that you will love spending time in.

Create a garden you can enjoy year round

Introduce trees that provide shelter from the elements including strong winds and rain. Plants such as lily pily that are used to create a hedge or wind resistant shrubs and trees can act as a further barrier to the elements.

By adding flowers and plants that have interesting foliage that change colours throughout the year will also create a further visual point of interest for you and your guests to enjoy.

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