LET’S REALLY GET THIS PARTY STARTED
So much of outdoor living is about entertaining, and the affordable Torquay range from Freedom (left) is the perfect set to get the party going.
Its aluminium frame means it is not only lightweight but hard wearing enough to withstand outdoor use.
Team it with colourful outdoor cushions and an outdoor floor rug to draw guests out of the house and keep them there as the sun goes down with strings of party lights.
While it’s an obvious choice for an alfresco area, this style would work just as well under an open pergola or even on a freshly mown lawn where you could add a couple of brightly coloured beach umbrellas for shade.
Just make sure access to drinks is not too far away, either via a drinks bucket or a more sophisticated set-up such as a full barbecue and cafe window to the kitchen.
If it’s on a deck, potted palms and tough succulents make great accessories, although position them carefully to avoid creating circulation problems.
The best thing about a party set-up is its flexibility. This style suits most types of housing from your brand new project home through to older homes in need of freshening up.
It’s a playful look so remember to have a little fun with outdoor photo booths, pinatas or oversized inflatables if you have a pool. Try not to think about the clean-up afterwards.