With summer almost upon us – woo hoo – it’s time to bring the inside out ready for long lunches, barbies and partying by the pool. But don’t make the mistake of falling in love with an indoor timber table and chairs and just dragging them outside once the weather warms up. They’ll be cracked, faded and looking forlorn well before the summer’s out.
Fortunately, there’s a whole host of low-maintenance pieces specifically made to withstand the Australian climate. Colour-injected dyes and outdoor-ready powder-coating will help you achieve patio perfection – ensuring your alfresco living space is just as stylish as your inspired indoors.
Just be sure to check with your retailer whether the pieces you pick are suitable for outdoor undercover use, or whether they can stand up to all-day sun, every day of the summer.
Check out Matt Blatt’s new season faves and create your very own outdoor room with indoor appeal:
Summer-ready sofas & laidback lounge chairs
For lazy afternoons, Sunday morning snoozing and cosying up with cocktails on a balmy eve…
Dishy dining chairs for sunny days and patio perfection
There’s nothing like sitting pretty on a chair that’s made to stand up to our great outdoors…
Dashing dining tables for the longest lunches (and coffee tables to extend the afternoon delight)
Tough enough to handle all sorts of outdoor thrills and spills, our outdoor furniture faves are expert entertainers…