We now use the garden as an outdoor room, so here are some cool ideas on how to decorate like it's one.
It's hard to go past French decor for a classic look. But it doesn't have to be frou-frou. In fact the French have a long heritage of industrial-style design. After all, the Tolix-inspired chairs went into production in 1934! This look works really well in an Australian setting. Feel free to add splashes of colour — we chose cheerful red via cushions and a bistro-style chair. And it's worth noting that this table is quite compact so will work in smaller areas, such as balconies and verandas
Rock the kasbah
Sometimes you might want to create a space outside that's for a special occasion, such as a baby shower or birthday celebration. Well, why not create a shaded area so you can enjoy spending the time outdoors without exposing yourself to the harsh rays of the sun. We created a temporary awning in less than an hour. It's sure to create a talking point with your guests.
Consistency is key to any successful interior. And the same principles apply equally for outdoor spaces. So just because you want to create a relaxed vibe, that doesn't mean to say you should forgo the basic principles of decorating. Be consistent with the materials you use — if it's timber then don't match everything but try to keep it within a few shades of each other. Likewise, if you go for neutral colours then add texture, with pieces like timber log stools and a rust-style porthole wall garden, which works great as a screen.