Spruce up your outdoor living area with these essentials
A few clever buys can turn your outdoor area or patio into a favourite entertaining spot. Approach the space the same way you would a lounge, but opt for hard-wearing furniture and fabrics, and accessories that are easy to clean. These are some must-have items to make your space stylish and inviting:
1. Outdoor sofa
A comfortable sofa like this one from Weylandts ensures that guests linger longer. Teak and oak are hard-wearing woods that will withstand the elements.
2. Coffee and side tables
Coffee and side tables provide space for snacks and drinks. This coffee table is made from tempered glass that cleans with just a wipe, making it ideal for dusty outdoor areas.
3. Scatter cushions
Up the comfort factor with scatters made from water- and UV-resistant fabrics.
Autobahn fabric in Tofu, R547,20, Hertex.
4. Decor accessories
Tasteful ornaments will give the space a decorated feel. Keep it practical with wood, ceramic and resin pieces.
Oval deco wood bowl, R499, @home
Lanterns make for a style accessory during the day and create atmosphere with ambient lighting when the sun sets.
Bali lantern, R399, Woolworths
Add colour and pattern to your scheme with throws and blankets, and they’re also handy in case of a cool breeze.
Contrast throw R599, Woolworths