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Ideas for Creating the Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Creating an outdoor living space is a great way to bring friends and family together to relax and enjoy the outdoor culture Australia has to offer. Whether it’s in your backyard, on your balcony or even a patio area, there are plenty of ideas to help you create the perfect outdoor living space and enjoy your outdoor areas all year round. 

With the right furniture and home decor, you can create something that is both practical and stylish, whether it’s for entertaining guests or just a place for you to relax and unwind. 

Setting Up the Outdoor Space

Before you start, it’s important to assess the space you have available. Decide if you want to create a single sitting area or multiple areas for different activities like dining, lounging and barbecuing. 

Next, consider the flooring. A durable outdoor rug can help to define the space while also protecting the floor from wear and tear. If you are short on furniture, hanging chairs and hammocks can be a great way to make use of the space you have available.

Creating a Functional Area

Once you’ve assessed the space, it’s time to think about the style you want to create. From vibrant boho styles to natural, coastal-inspired looks – there’s something to suit every taste. For a functional area, consider investing in outdoor furniture that is both comfortable and low maintenance. 

Designing for Relaxation

Once you’ve chosen the right home decor for your space, it’s time to think about how you can create a relaxing atmosphere. If you don’t have much of a view outside, consider investing in some plants and outdoor accessories like wind chimes or birdhouses to bring your space to life. For added comfort, opt for soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, and rugs. 


If you plan on hosting outdoor dinner parties or simply want to be able to spend time outside in the evening, lighting is essential. Adding LED lights to your outdoor space is an easy and cost-effective way to up the lighting levels. You can also use string lights or fairy lights to create a romantic atmosphere.

Finishing Touches

To finish off the outdoor living space of your dreams, add a few decorative pieces like wall art or decorative mirrors. 

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