How to reclaim your outdoor area this winter
While many of us tend to steer well clear of our backyards and balconies until the sun returns, we're here to show you exactly how to transform your outdoor space into a warm winter haven that's perfect for entertaining. You won’t want to come back inside after you discover our top tips on how to heat up your outdoor space!
Bring the warmth
We're talking throws, cushions and rugs. These add so much texture and cosiness to a space, and using organic materials helps to combat that cold outdoorsy feeling. Don’t be afraid to display them in different ways – drape them casually over your outdoor furniture, drop them into a loose weave basket next to your couch or introduce shelving or a ladder to make them a real feature in the space.
Find the latest throw and blanket arrivals from Adairs, Bed Bath & Beyond and Farmers.
A textured knit cushion is another perfect winter addition and will transform a cold chair or bench into a cosy winter oasis. Go for colours like navy, maroon or emerald green to add extra warmth to the area.
Find the latest cushion arrivals from Bed Bath & Beyond and Bed Bath N' Table.
Bring the indoors out - from boho to country style, a chunky woven mat is a great winter update if you want your outdoor space to not only look chic but add insulation to your tiles.
Discover some of the latest range of outdoor rugs at Kmart and Farmers.
Inject some colour
A seamless way to add a homely and cosy touch to your outdoor space is complementing your furnishings with colour, plants, artwork and table ornaments. Elevate your existing plants with plant stands. Style them individually or in groups, using complementing or contrasting pots, adding character, colour and height to your space.
Transform blank or tired walls by adding fun and bright outdoor art pieces - find new arrivals at Kmart or have your own printed at Hanafins.
A simple textured table cloth is the perfect way to create an intimate and inviting setting for your guests. Set it with candles, platters and vases of different heights and different textures. You can never go wrong with a great table setting from Kmart and Farmers.
Make it fun
To add the perfect family touch to your outdoor space, why not get the kids involved? Adairs has chic kids' teepee tents that don't ruin the Fengshui and really add to the cosiness of your space. Style it with a string of lights, colourful inviting outdoor rugs and cushions from Kmart and Farmers.
Light and heat
Cosy blankets not enough? Why not look to one of the 'hottest' trends this winter and add a fire pit to your outdoor space? Warming up around an outdoor fire not only is relaxing, but fun for the whole family when you add a few marshmallows! Surprise your guests with an exciting dessert experience around the fire. Find our top outdoor firepit picks from Kmart.
Another great idea for heating outdoor spaced is portable heaters!
Now for lighting. This is a simple way to make your outdoor entertaining space feel not only warm and inviting but look oh-so-Pinterest-worthy! We recommend festoon lighting which you can find from Kmart and fairy lights from Bed Bath & Beyond.
Get the tech
Take your outdoor entertaining to the next level with the ultimate outdoor movie set up. Now that you have the blankets, heating and Fengshui sorted, what better way to bring it all together with some mood-making music or a movie setup. Noel Leeming Technology has you covered for all your outdoor entertainment needs.