Simple ways to spruce up your outdoor living spaces this summer
ON THE BENCH
Weatherproof outdoor furniture is expensive, so if you’re renovating a patio or building a wall adjacent to one, it’s a good idea to build in a bench or seat as Bernice Morrell of Morrells Boutique Venue did here. With a couple of comfortable seat cushions and a selection of scatters it’s as comfortable as furniture – at a fraction of the price.
BRING ON THE HEAT
Establish a firepit in a secluded spot in your garden. It’s actually a lot easier to to pull off than you think. All it takes is a firebasket and built-in seating.
BRING THE INDOORS OUT
Double the size of your outdoor living space with a retractable awning as decorator Susan Hughes did here for her client. “The original patio could only accommodate a couple of deckchairs so we extended it to create space for an L-shaped suite and installed an awning from Shadeline Awnings.