Summer is just around the corner, now is the time to update your outdoor zones to ensure you make the most of the beautiful summer months ahead
Living on the Sunshine Coast, we’re spoilt with ample sunshine. There is nothing better than spending time outdoors; whether having a BBQ on a stylish deck or if you are really lucky overlooking the canals or ocean views.
From a small tidying up of your outdoor nest, to inject some personality to your garden with some subtle and simple tweaks here are some tips to help spruce up your outdoor entertaining areas in time for summer.
It’s easy to neglect our gardens during winter as we choose to stay inside instead, so preparing your garden for summer may take some due diligence.
Declutter and store as many unused items as possible, prune dead branches, remove weeds, and fix any bigger flaws such as broken patio stones or damaged fencing.
Giving the area a quick clean-up will enable you to assess the situation and see what is needing more attention.
SPRUCE UP YOUR FURNITURE
Visions of summer outdoor entertaining? Perhaps even an outdoor family Christmas? Ensure your outdoor furniture is in a clean and good condition.
First of all, consider whether a dust-down or deep clean will suffice. If you have timber pieces in your collection, re-oiling them every 6-12 months will guarantee longevity, while polypropylene furniture will need regular washing to lengthen its lifespan. A quick and inexpensive way to spruce up your outdoor space is to update your soft furnishings such as chair pillows. Replace any old and weather-damaged trimmings with some bright coloured summery cushions.
UP THE AMBIANCE
Additional outdoor mood lighting can help create the perfect ambience for alfresco dining or evening entertaining. From wall or decking lights to decorating with lanterns and fairy lights, investing in some simple outdoor lighting will give you the perfect excuse to stay outdoors, long after the sun has set.
ADD YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH
When it comes to improving YOUR outdoor space, it’s important to remember that one size doesn’t fit all. Adding a personal touch is a way to give your garden some personality to match your own unique style. Consider something simple and inexpensive like painting fences, additional plants and flowers or investing in a few unique items to garnish your garden can make all the difference when it comes to creating a dreamy space outside that will see you into the summer months and beyond.