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Life, inspired: How to Furnish the outside room everyone wants!
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Forget bringing the outside in. 

This year, it’s all about bringing the inside out!  

Whether you are working with a small deck, garden-level patio, ornate pergola, or entirely separate quarters, the following trends will help you curate an enviable outdoor oasis.

Here’s your guide to furnishing the outside room everyone wishes they had. Let’s get started.

 

Blank Canvas

Comfortable seating is one trend that never goes out of style, you want plush, soft, cloud-like comfort, something that keeps your guests happy on a Saturday evening and allows for a cheeky nap on a Tuesday. Regardless of the size of your space, start with an outdoor lounge. from Domayne.

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Whatever the weather

News flash: even if your outdoor room is undercover, your furniture will still be exposed to the elements. Triple-check for specialty features like UV resistance and water-repellent upholstery, which this beachy-chic sofa delivers.

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Easy access

Whether it’s your morning coffee, afternoon snack, or Friday night nibbles, you need an easy-access side table to keep goodies close by. Rattan is an on-trend natural material that evokes a touch of Hampton sophistication, making this side table a top choice from Provincial Living.

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Blank Canvas

Comfortable seating is one trend that never goes out of style, you want plush, soft, cloud-like comfort, something that keeps your guests happy on a Saturday evening and allows for a cheeky nap on a Tuesday. Regardless of the size of your space, start with an outdoor lounge. from Domayne.

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Whatever the weather

News flash: even if your outdoor room is undercover, your furniture will still be exposed to the elements. Triple-check for specialty features like UV resistance and water-repellent upholstery, which this beachy-chic sofa delivers.

STORE PROFILE

Easy access

Whether it’s your morning coffee, afternoon snack, or Friday night nibbles, you need an easy-access side table to keep goodies close by. Rattan is an on-trend natural material that evokes a touch of Hampton sophistication, making this side table a top choice from Provincial Living.

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Greenery galore

You might already be surrounded by shrubs and trees, but greenery is the name of the game when curating your year-round outdoor space.  Level up your seating area by dotting pots filled with flowers (lavender and daisies are fool-proof options) or herbs (basis and parsley grow like wildfire).

You can even celebrate the beauty of nature by creating a green feature wall.  Position a gorgeous, stained trellis up against a brick or concrete wall.  Plant a vine or climber, and watch the greenery explode. 

Askholmen trellis from IKEA

Patterns and colours, oh my! 

Your outside space should feel as cosy and personal as any room in your home, and the best way to achieve this is with vibrant accessories.

Think of all the creature comforts you can enjoy in your living room.  Then consider how you can bring the inside out, add a burst of colour, and tie the whole thing together with whimsical patterns. 

From weather-safe cushions to on trend seat covers, this is your opportunity to let your personality shine.  

Cushions from Pillow Talk 

Parisian Chic

Add elegance, romance, a sliver of boho, and a whole lot of Parisian chic to your outside room with a botanical-themed, weather-proof cushion (or two). You’ll win points for comfort and points for style. 

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Flatweave Floors

A smooth, flatweave outdoor rug adorned with a geometric pattern adds personality and charm to any stock-standard balcony or patio.  Plus, the underfoot feeling cannot be beaten.

 

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Set The Mood

Candles deliver an element of all-important hygge (the Danish word for a feeling of cosiness and contentedness) to your space. Dot several hurricane lanterns across your outdoor dining suite and side tables.  

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Parisian Chic

Add elegance, romance, a sliver of boho, and a whole lot of Parisian chic to your outside room with a botanical-themed, weather-proof cushion (or two). You’ll win points for comfort and points for style. 

STORE PROFILE

Flatweave Floors

A smooth, flatweave outdoor rug adorned with a geometric pattern adds personality and charm to any stock-standard balcony or patio.  Plus, the underfoot feeling cannot be beaten.

 

STORE PROFILE

Set The Mood

Candles deliver an element of all-important hygge (the Danish word for a feeling of cosiness and contentedness) to your space. Dot several hurricane lanterns across your outdoor dining suite and side tables.  

STORE PROFILE

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Forest floor feel

A sophisticated rug inspired by the foliage of a forest floor, the Bonsai Rug by Berkowitz is perfect for modern homes. It’s a hard-wearing rug crafted from jute and wool yarn that will add a touch of nature to your space this winter. Bonsai Rug, $1,699 from Berkowitz.

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Need more inspiration?

Create a cosy home for winter

The days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder and that can only mean one thing… winter is well and truly on its way. Cosy up with these top tips for making over your home in time for the cooler months ahead.

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Beautiful bed linen

Cooler months call for maximum comfort so go all out with these cosy Home Republic Bamboo Linen Sheets. They’re available in a large range of sizes and in an array of deep, earthy tones like sunset, coal, cumin and sage. Ideal for creating warmth! Home Republic Bamboo Linen, from $75.59 from Adairs.

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Forest floor feel

A sophisticated rug inspired by the foliage of a forest floor, the Bonsai Rug by Berkowitz is perfect for modern homes. It’s a hard-wearing rug crafted from jute and wool yarn that will add a touch of nature to your space this winter. Bonsai Rug, $1,699 from Berkowitz.

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