How to reclaim your outdoor area this winter

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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!

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. Don’t be afraid to display them in different ways – drape them casually over your outdoor furniture, drop them into a loose weave basket next to your couch or introduce shelving or a ladder to make them a real feature in the space.
Find the latest throw and blanket arrivals from MyHouse.

A textured knit cushion is another perfect winter addition and will transform a cold chair or bench into a cosy winter oasis. Go for colours like navy, maroon or emerald green to add extra warmth to the area. Find the latest cushion arrivals from MyHouse and Classic Homewares.

Bring the indoors out - from boho to country style, a chunky woven mat is a great winter update if you want your outdoor space to not only look chic but add insulation to your tiles. Discover some of the latest range of outdoor rugs at Rug City.

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 Target and Big W.

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.

Make it fun

To add the perfect family touch to your outdoor space, why not get the kids involved? Target has 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 and outdoor decorative items from Myer, Target and Big W.

Light

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 The Reject Shop and solar lighting to highlight your pathing or plants from Big W.

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. Our top speakers are from JB HiFi.

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