Can you feel it in the air? Spring is officially here, which means more time outdoors.
And it’s not just because we want to be outside and enjoy the beautiful warm weather and oh-so-blue skies, but because it’s also a great way to catch up with friends and family.
Whether you’re tired of your outdoor space and feel like it needs a refresh or fixing it up has always been on your ‘to-do-day’ list (but you never quite got around to it), here are five ways to Get your outdoor space ready for spring – and ultimately summer!
Start with a plan
First things first – you need a plan or at least a clear idea of what you are aiming for with your outdoor space.
Start by cleaning up the area and remove any junk so you have a clean palette to work with. If you already have your outdoor space somewhat decorated, figure out the key pieces you want to keep and use and what needs to go.
A good way to figure out what you want is to gather some inspo to create a bit of a mood board, be it physical or digital. Outdoor Elegance @ Burning Log is Canberra’s local outdoor specialist and their team are experts in creating enviable outdoor spaces. Go to their website for some great ideas.
Select the key pieces
To find out what you need, consider how much space you have, what you want to use the area for, and whether there are other aspects of the space that need to be considered – whether it’s a pool or enough space for children to run around.
To start, you need a place to sit. Choose a lounge setting based on how much space you have, whether it’s fully exposed to the elements, and what style you’re going for. If you are unsure, take a photo of your space and bring it to the Outdoor Elegance team @ Burning Log and they can advise what will work best for you.
But if you envision a spacious alfresco dining area with plenty of space for the extended family, go for a large dining room. Burning Log has options with up to 12 seats, from wicker finish to stone.
Do you only have a balcony? They also have a whole selection for you, with a large selection of space-saving dining and sofa sets. Really limited in space? You can turn your outdoor nook into a bar area with a bar table. The Skate Outdoor Balcony Lounge Setting is the perfect addition to a visually stunning – and functional – space.
Make sure there is some shade
While a bit of sunshine can be nice on a cool spring day, you’re less likely to use it if your outdoor area is in direct, harsh sunlight for an extended period of time (especially as the days get warmer).
Either make the most of natural shade options, such as trees and plants, or create it yourself by adding an outdoor umbrella, like the Paraflex Wall Mount Umbrella from Instant Shade Umbrellas.
Add a place to cook
Nothing beats a spring day outside cooking up a storm on the grill or in an outdoor kitchen.
Burning Log is an official Weber store and has one of the best selections of Weber grills and accessories in town, so why not chat to their friendly staff about the best solution for your venue? From Weber Q to Weber Pulse Electric BBQs or the Weber Summit outdoor kitchen, there are plenty of options.
Now it’s time to decorate
Now for the really fun part! Just like your indoor living spaces, decorating your outdoor space will ultimately make you want to spend more time there.
Plants are one of the easiest ways to add a serene pop of greenery to the room – just make sure you choose the right type of plant for how much sun it gets. Depending on your space, you can also add art or a sculpture and soften the space with a touch of pillows and outdoor rugs.
For an extra cozy and luxurious feature, make room for a daybed or sunbed and you can feel like you’re on holiday every day.
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