A liveable, inviting home doesn’t end with the indoor spaces. An outdoor space can be a dining and entertainment zone, a relaxing oasis or even a play area for the kids. The options are endless, and the choice is yours. Here are our expert tips for styling the perfect outdoor living space.

Decide how to use your space

Reading a book in the sun is a lounge-worthy activity, while barbeques on the patio need a dining table and chairs. Before starting with your design journey, take a moment to consider your favourite outdoor activities and what your ideal setup would look like.

Play with lighting

Warm summer evenings call for long chats on the sofa with a glass of wine in hand. Once the sun goes down, there’s no need to head inside. Fairy lighting is a popular outdoor choice adding ambiance and keeping you enjoying your outdoor space all night long. There’s also outdoor lamps and garden lighting options to complete your space.

Do you want it to be an all-year round space?

If you want to make the most of your outdoor space, using it for more than just the summer months is a great option. Simply adding some cover, such as a gazebo or awning, and some heating will allow you to enjoy your outdoor area even as the weather begins to dip.

Look to nature for perfect colours

An outdoor space should blend in with your garden, without getting lost. Using the colours in your surroundings – from flowers to greenery and natural earth tones – you can create a cohesive space. Play with shades and tones of the colours in your garden, so that they complement without competing.

Decorate your walls

The walls of an outdoor space are often overlooked. We wouldn’t recommend an expensive artwork, but you can use weather-friendly materials to add texture and interest to your space. Hanging plants, metal screens and decals are all easy to care for style options for outdoor walls.

Stylish homes inside and out with Furnish and Finish

An outdoor space adds plenty of value to your home. Whether you’re deciding to sell and want to show off its full potential or looking to build a calm oasis for your own lifestyle – Furnish and Finish can help. Our team of property stylists and interior designers work on homes throughout Sydney and Brisbane. For a free quote, call us on 1300 387 647 or reach out online.