Creating outdoor style
JACK Frost has fled Queensland for cooler climes, giving the Sunshine State the chance to revel in warmer weather and offering residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
provides Queenslanders with a long list of alfresco options with outdoor settings, deck chairs, umbrellas and cane egg chairs all available in its Outdoor Furniture section.
Convenient drinks trolleys can also be purchased along with charming wrought iron garden seats.
These items can reinvent outdoor spaces and gardens, transforming such areas into ideal areas to relax and entertain friends this summer.
Landscape Queensland’s chief executive Mark Sorby said big movements in indoor-outdoor living had occurred in the past few decades, resulting in Queensland becoming an even better place to enjoy beautiful weather.
“Living in gardens and outdoor spaces is now a normal part of our daily lives, thanks to trends in outdoor furniture taking design cues from interior styles,” Mr Sorby said.
“Think teak dining tables perfect for barbecues and entertaining, luxurious outdoor sofas with soft outdoor fabrics for a living room extending outdoors, and daybeds for afternoons by the pool.
“All these pieces are designed to make living outdoors even more comfortable and enjoyable.”
Mr Sorby advised Queenslanders to invest in pieces that last when buying outdoor furniture.
“Think about the quality of the components including good quality timber such as teak, 304 premium grade stainless steel, and outdoor fabrics specifically made with the outdoors in mind,’’ he said.
“Quick dry foam for cushions can resist mildew and mould and fade resistant fabrics are also available.”
Mr Sorby said Queensland’s extreme weather also meant caring for outdoor furniture was crucial.
“Teak settings left outdoors benefit from a light natural wood oil every few months,” he said.
“Stainless steel polishes will keep such finishes looking brand new while outdoor cushion covers can be washed to keep them looking fresh.”