Spring and summer in Sydney is all about enjoying every waking moment outdoors and squeezing maximum enjoyment out of our entertaining space, no matter how big or small. For an outdoor setting that’s as welcoming as it is stylish, here are our five favourite outdoor furniture trends this season.
1. Powder-coated aluminium & timber
We love the clean, crisp finish of powder-coated aluminium, especially in bright white. Trimmed with the natural warmth of eucalyptus timber and topped with neutral taupe-coloured cushions and you have a setting that’s equal parts classic and modern. Powder-coated aluminium gets bonus points for being lightweight and ultra-durable. The Resort range is a perfect example of this clean, contemporary look. Designed to fit any space, the modular sofa setting (pictured above) offers endless combinations while the dining setting (pictured below) comes as a 5, 7 or 9-piece set.
Woven wicker is as popular as ever and it’s easy to see why. Comfortable without compromising on durability, it delivers on all counts. Pair with the rustic appeal of washed timber and you have a setting that's laidback and embraces natural beauty. A range like Dune is crafted from sustainably-sourced FSC hardwood and lets you choose from a white wash or a smoke grey wash timber finish (pictured). It also offers a 4, 6 or 8-seater dining setting option. Or create a truly unique setting and handpick each item separately.
3. White-wash hardwood & rope
If you love the clean lines of Scandinavian furniture design, you’ll love how this season it’s been incorporated with strong marine-grade rope and light, natural white-wash hardwood, to create stylish yet super-durable outdoor furniture that will stand the test of time. The River range (pictured) will add instant Scandi style to your outdoor area and, best of all each item is sold separately, so you can handpick each item to create your ultimate sofa setting, no matter how big or small your outdoor space.
4. Comfort first
Love the look and hardiness of wicker but want to take your comfort level up a notch? A dining setting like the Somerset (pictured) is all about comfort. From the generously-sized armchairs to the full, super-plush cushions, this setting is so comfy, your guests may never want to leave. The Somerset is available as a 5, 7 or 9-piece setting.
We get it. Not everyone has the room for a lounge and dining setting. Enter: lounge/dining. With our green spaces getting smaller and smaller, lounge/dining is the perfect solution. Designed to be multi-functional, you can wine and dine and curl up with a good read without compromising on space. The Newport setting (pictured) will seamlessly go from lazy Sunday brunch to barbecue lunch and well into happy hour.