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Create an Oasis for Year-Round Entertaining

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Winter friendly … summer ready!

A glass of red and good friends before an open fire is one of winter’s true delights. But there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy it beneath the stars, even in the cooler seasons. You can create an outdoor oasis to enjoy year-round entertaining with some well-selected alfresco furniture. Mood lighting and cuddly throws also infuse warmth and ambience. Add to that the seasonal savings to be found before the warmer months commence and it makes sense to update your alfresco area now. You’ll have a winter-friendly space that’s also ready for summer.

Set the tone with zones

Depending on your space available and covered and exposed regions, zoning your alfresco living areas helps to quickly set the tone. For every occasion – from happy hour to moonlight dining – your spaces will be beautifully set out. If possible, face furnishings north to capture the all-day sun. A gazebo with a removable awning is an ideal way to frame a space while also providing a shade option over summer.

ANCHOR WITH A DINING SET

An alfresco staple for those who relish relaxed Sunday barbecues, a well-selected dining set will help to anchor your open-air living space while creating a  central focal point. Choose a table to match your outdoor layout. Timber, stone, concrete and aluminium are designed to last and endure outdoor conditions. Learn why the Reclaimed Teak Cross Leg is one of our favourites.

MIX & MATCH YOUR CHAIRS

Select a set or mix it up with any chair or bench to add character and personal style. Wicker chairs with soft cushioning invite long lazy lunches with friends. Adding a bench seat provides the versatility of more seats for unexpected guests. You might recognise the Weave Dining Chair below from House Rules. The Verdun Chair is one of our most popular outdoor chairs. It works as a single seat on the patio to read a book or as a full set around the dining table to entertain your friends.

SELECT A SUMPTUOUS SOFA SET

A comfy sofa set beside lush garden greenery creates an immediate resort-like ambience. With so many all-weather options available, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Bamboo brings a Bahama’s chic to your deck or patio. A timeless timber sofa set with deep cushioning like the Sanctuary is perfectly paired with some furry winter throws and a nightcap.

ADD colour & warmth

Side tables and colourful cushions and accessories can be tailored to match your own personal style. While an essential for year-round outdoor entertaining is ambient outdoor heating and lighting. Toasty fire pits come in a range of sizes and styles and are the ideal way to add warmth and atmosphere to your outdoor gatherings.
You don’t need to be a slave to the seasons and stuck indoors all winter. Create an outdoor oasis to enjoy year-round entertaining and invite your friends over this weekend. Best of all, when the balmy seasons arrive you’ll be all set for endless summer parties with your beautiful furnishings and outdoor ambience.
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