In Australia, we are lucky to be able to use and enjoy our outdoor spaces most of the year. There are some simple ways to make sure you get the most out of your backyard all year round.
What Do You Want?
Everyone is different, from our lifestyle to our personal style, so your outdoor area needs to suit you. Decide what you want. Is entertaining family and friends your top priority? Do you want a
relaxing and peaceful space just for you? Think about how you will use the space and then start from there… what is most important to you?
Do you want a pergola? What style outdoor furniture? Once you have a clearer idea of what you want then designing the area will be a lot easier.
Outdoor fabrics are available in a huge range of designs and colours, so there will definitely be something to suit your taste. Colourful fabrics are great for adding vibrancy to your backyard, just make sure your chosen fabric is weather resistant.
Outdoor cushions that a re made from weather resistant fabric are pretty indestructible, but if you can store them out of extreme sunlight or rain when they are not in use they will last a lot longer.
If you live near a busy road or your neighbourhood is a bit noisy then think about using running water to mask unwanted noise. Water features bring a feeling of serenity and relaxation to your
outdoor area, but will also drown out noise.
Seems obvious, but shade is essential. Australian Summers can get extremely hot, shade will be the only way you will be able to sit out and enjoy the outdoors without the sun beating down on you.
Sail cloths, outdoor umbrellas and Pergolas are great ways to add shade. You can also plant a tree if you have a big enough yard, just make sure it will not grow too big.
Outdoor Dining Area
One of the great joys of having a functional and stylish outdoor area is being able to dine outdoors. Set up a dining area with everything you will need for the perfect outdoor dining experience.
Table, chairs, candles and lanterns, food covers and melamine plates are just some ideas.
Light It Up
Lighting can change the whole look and feel of an outdoor area. Atmospheric lighting at night can make the space something special. Add lanterns, candles and fairy lights. Use lighting to highlight gorgeous features in your garden, such as water features and garden beds. Urban Mews is the only builder you will need in Perth to build your dream home. Our townhouse designs are stylish, architecturally designed and outstanding value for money.
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