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Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Resort-like Luxury!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Resort-like Luxury!

If you have recently come back from a vacation in a tropical resort, then you’ve probably daydreamed of being back on holiday on a resort, surrounded by tropical plants and the serene flow of water. What if we told you that you could perfectly recreate that feeling of a resort right in your backyard? Life would be so much fun if stepping into your outdoor living area would feel like you were on holidays again.

Outdoor living, full of luxury

A stunning new patio can have an enhanced look with Totally Outdoors’ tips on how to create a tropical-style outdoor living resort:

  • Create a flow from the inside to the outside. It should align together in terms of the overall theme, colour, and styling.
  • Consider updating your furniture. Plastic and old-style furniture generally doesn’t invoke a tropical feel. Furniture that features materials such as timber, wicker, canvas and waterproof fabrics is more apt to do the trick. A visit to your local hardware or outdoor living furniture store will leave you full of ideas.
  • If space allows, have an outdoor living lounge suite or deck chairs to relax on, as well as a table and chairs for dining.
  • There are plenty of other products you can add that will help you recreate the resort feel. Here we are talking about products such as decorative fence panels and privacy screens, and garden lighting.
  • A water feature of some kind is virtually a must. It doesn’t need to be large, although if you have the space and a few extra coins, a water wall or similar feature will be a great investment.
  • The plants you choose in the garden area surrounding your outdoor living room are very important. Think tropical plants, such as palms, ferns and bromeliads. There are always plenty of tropical-look plants that will be suitable for your environment and your local nursery will always be able to help.
  • For the final touches, don’t forget to add some cushions and ornaments.

Of course, if you don’t have an outdoor structure or your existing structure is lacking, the best place to start when creating a resort-style outdoor living area is by designing and building a new patio or pergola. Give Totally Outdoors a call on (03) 9704 4900 and we’ll organise a time to discuss your project, and provide a free quote!.

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The Latest Outdoor Decoration And Furniture Trends

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Latest Outdoor Decoration And Furniture Trends


Did you know that spending time outdoors can help with everything from mental health, to cognitive functioning, to even weight loss. The benefits of being outdoors are just one reason to work on designing a beautiful outdoor living space. Furniture trends geared towards outdoor living are encouraging more people to enjoy their whole property, not just the house built on it. For this reason, homeowners are spending more money on their outdoor spaces.

Let's take a look at some popular outdoor furniture trends.

Let's Start with Furniture

If you want to spend time outside, it's important to have a comfortable place to sit and relax. Here are some of the popular options for outdoor furniture.

Furniture Qualities

Gone are the days of flimsy plastic chairs sufficing for outdoor furniture. Today's outdoor furniture options increasingly mimic indoor seating, with plush cushions and comfortable ottomans. Likely, light colours like tan and beige accented with bright pillows have been popular choices.

Furniture Types

Wood and wicker furniture make great, durable options for outdoor seating. Also, many furniture sets come with modular, movable pieces. These can be rearranged in different configurations based on your needs.

Fully-Equipped Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor cooking has evolved far beyond the classic barbecue. Today, fully-equipped outdoor kitchens allow homeowners to have an entire cooking experience outside. With elements like refrigerators, stoves, and ovens, you can cook an entire meal from start to finish outside. This way, you will never have to traipse back inside the house to get food or drinks for guests at your cookout.

Blinds and Awnings

While being out in the sun can be great for your mental and physical health, it's important to have proper shielding from the sun's rays. That's where blinds and awnings come in.

Retractable awnings can be a convenient option for outdoor spaces. With these automated awnings, you can easily extend the awning for sunny days, and pull it back in for days when it's windy. With outdoor blinds, you can make your outdoor patio easy to convert into a screened-in porch. This is a great way to keep mosquitos away from you on warm summer evenings.

Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Folks are trying to be more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient in all areas of their lives, and outdoor furnishing is no different. Pieces made from reclaimed wood or other repurposed parts are especially popular as ways to limit waste.

Another way to be environmentally conscious is to choose energy efficient lighting for your outdoor spaces. Motion detecting lights are a good choice for this, as they turn off automatically when no one is around. Incandescent light bulbs also use less energy than other lighting options.

Make Furniture Trends Work for You

Paying attention to these furniture trends will help you design an outdoor space that looks fresh and beautiful.

Have a project that you want to work on in your outdoor space? Contact us for a free quote to get started on the perfect design.




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