With the days growing longer and the holidays in sight, this is the time of year that we start to visualize the summer months ahead relaxing or entertaining outdoors.
And our expectations of 'outdoor living' have changed dramatically over the last decade. No longer will a few aluminium folding chairs and a Weber barbecue suffice! With the advent of synthetic wicker, all-weather fabrics, outdoor lighting and indoor-outdoor carpets, you can now live as stylishly and comfortably outdoors as you do indoors.
To make the most of al fresco living, look at your patio, courtyard, balcony or pool area in the same way you might approach a room. You'll first need to consider:
But to create an outdoor room you're going to need more. Pattern and texture are key and, as with any indoor space, its the accessories and the artworks that you choose that transform bland and uninviting into something that expresses your personal style.
Metal artworks are a popular choice but if you're looking for something different, you might like to consider our perspex artworks.
Perspex is a brand of acrylic glass, a material which is half the weight of actual glass, far less fragile, offers much greater UV resistance and is crystal clear.
To create the artworks we use inks that offer the optimum in UV resistance resulting in a finished product that has excellent weather resistance, and is unaffected by humidity in which other materials would corrode, warp or degrade.
We utilise the transparency of the medium to generate the stunning shadow-casting, and this takes on an extra dimension in an outdoor setting where the angle and intensity of the light is constantly shifting.
If your terrace, patio, courtyard, balcony or pool area is looking less than inviting, have a look through our perspex art collections and create a space you'll love to spend time in this summer.
Any of our showroom partners across Australia would be delighted to help you with furniture too!