Hello sunshine! Spring is officially here, the days are growing longer, and we couldn’t be more excited for more fun in the sun! Of course, there’s no better way to make the most of the warmer weather at home than with a classic Aussie BBQ, or so we reckon.
Now, when you think of enjoying the sun’s beautiful rays in Australia, it’s hard not to consider the barbeque. As long as you have the required ingredients (friends, family, food and drink), you’ll be well on your way to hosting the perfect outdoor event. With that said, having the proper setup will go a long way towards your outdoor experience. No worries, we’ve put together our top tips for creating your ultimate BBQ area.
Where’s the party?
We recently gave some advice on verandah style living where we explained the first step to taking on any outdoor area is choosing the location. If you already have a porch or patio, you’re well on your way. If you’re thinking about building from the ground up, consider how much time and money you want to invest in the area. Concrete pavers or wooden-decking tiles go a long way to perfecting the outdoor area by creating an even surface, as well as establishing a border for the space.
Once you have the space sorted, it’s time to think furniture. We like to start with the centrepiece.
When deciding on a centrepiece design, it’s hard to overlook our Prahu Bar Table (see feature image). This rustic table not only has genuine appeal, but it also has such a remarkable sustainability story behind it, that you’ll just have to own one! To source the timber used in this piece, Vast locates sunken fishing boats found in freshwater bodies, raises them up, dismantles and harvests the pieces of wood, drying it all out and then recrafting it into a beautiful centrepiece.
When it comes to seating, daybeds are incredibly versatile and are great picks for making the most of the outdoors. If space is limited, the versatility of daybeds makes them suitable for lounging, studying and sleeping, and are an essential part of the perfect outdoor retreat.
Even if you’re a few snags short of a barbie, ultimately, you’re going to need something to cook on. If you already have a barbecue that fits your area and caters to your needs, done! If not, once again, the first thing to consider will be your space.
If you’re working with a small backyard, garden or courtyard, you’ll need to consider the size of your BBQ. If space is tight, then working with a corner or a wall will be beneficial. If you’ve got the space (as well as the dough), then why not opt for a complete outdoor kitchen experience with a built-in BBQ. These top designs on Pinterest will keep the inspiration flowing!
Consider the lighting
You should always factor in the orientation of the sun when designing your perfect outdoor setting. Also, for a seamless transition into outdoor, nighttime activities, you’re going to have to have the right lighting. The latest from our lighting collection has got you covered.
And there you have it. Taking these ideas into consideration is sure to make things easier when choosing outdoor furniture designs that suit your area and your lifestyle. Remember, if you’ve seen something you like, or want to do some more searching, check out our catalogue and purchase online, or find your local store!