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How to reclaim your outdoor area this winter

While many of us tend to steer well clear of our backyards and balconies until the sun returns, we're here to show you exactly how to transform your outdoor space into a warm winter haven that's perfect for entertaining. You won’t want to come back inside after you discover our top tips on how to heat up your outdoor space! Read on to discover more.

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Bring the warmth

We're talking throws, cushions and rugs. These add so much texture and cosiness to a space, and using organic materials helps to combat that cold outdoorsy feeling. Find the latest throw and blanket arrivals from Bed Bath N' Table, House, My House and David Jones.

A textured knit cushion is another perfect winter addition and will transform a cold chair or bench into a cosy winter oasis. Find the latest cushion arrivals from Bed Bath N' Table, House, MyHouse and TK Maxx.

Inject some colour

A seamless way to add a homely and cosy touch to your outdoor space is complementing your furnishings with colour, plants, artwork and table ornaments. Elevate your existing plants with plant stands. Style them individually or in groups, using complementing or contrasting pots, adding character, colour and height to your space. Transform blank or tired walls by adding fun and bright outdoor art pieces - find new arrivals at Gro Urban Oasis, Habitania and Harvey Norman.

A simple textured table cloth is the perfect way to create an intimate and inviting setting for your guests. Set it with candles, platters and vases of different heights and different textures. You can never go wrong with a great table setting from David Jones.

Make it fun

To add the perfect family touch to your outdoor space, why not get the kids involved? Kmart and Target have chic kids' teepee tents that don't ruin the Fengshui and really add to the cosiness of your space. Style it with a string of lights, colourful inviting outdoor rugs and cushions from JB Hi- Fi and outdoor decorative items from Harvey Norman.

Light and heat

Cosy blankets not enough? Why not look to one of the 'hottest' trends this winter and add a fire pit to your outdoor space? Warming up around an outdoor fire not only is relaxing, but fun for the whole family when you add a few marshmallows! Surprise your guests with an exciting dessert experience around the fire. Find our top outdoor firepit picks from Barbeques Galore.
Another great idea for heating outdoor spaced is portable heaters! For a permanent heating solution, check out the range of outdoor heaters available from Harvey Norman.

Now for lighting. This is a simple way to make your outdoor entertaining space feel not only warm and inviting but look oh-so-Pinterest-worthy! We recommend festoon lighting which you can find from Target, fairy lights from Kmart, and solar lighting to highlight your pathing or plants from Harvey Norman.

Get the tech

Take your outdoor entertaining to the next level with the ultimate outdoor movie set up. Now that you have the blankets, heating and Fengshui sorted, what better way to bring it all together with some mood-making music or a movie setup. Harvey Norman has you covered for all your outdoor entertainment needs.

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