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Backyard Must-Haves for Summer

It’s finally summertime and we know what that means: plenty of fun in the sun! Now is the perfect time for hosting barbecues and relaxing on some comfortable loungers in your backyard retreat.

Deciding on the ambience you wish to project and then picking a theme to help pull it together, is the best way to plan your outdoor space for summer. Are you hoping to mainly use the space for outdoor get-togethers with your mates? Then you will want to focus on items that help promote a social look and feel. Looking to create a great outdoor space for the whole family to enjoy? Choosing furniture and accessories that appeal to all age groups represented in the family is the best route.

For those who wish to make their summertime oasis a retreat for relaxing and recharging, neutral tones and comfortable outdoor furniture like hammocks and loungers are in order. 

Comfortable Outdoor Furnishings for Every Occasion

Make any outdoor hangout interesting with the right furniture and accessories. Sit back and relax with your family in the Byron Wicker Day Bed from Early Settler. The set features plush cushions that are great for sinking into with a cold drink in hand.

Byron Wicker Day Bed 2000mm – Linen Weave, $1,299.00 from Early Settler.

Soaking up Some Sun

Soak up some serious rays in comfort and style with with Sandra Outdoor Sun Loungers from Fantastic Furniture. There are the perfect addition to an outdoor atmosphere set up for relaxing. Sunshine on our shoulders makes us happy, and so will lounging about in these! Set Of 2 Sandra Outdoor Sun Loungers, $249 from Fantastic Furniture.

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Fabulous flooring

Beautiful rugs and flooring need not be something you enjoy only indoors. A stunning outdoor rug can bring life and colour to your outdoor oasis. Choose something that is easy clean and can be hosed down or wiped clean. Hammam Outdoor Mat, $39.95 from Pillow Talk.

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Soaking up Some Sun

Soak up some serious rays in comfort and style with with Sandra Outdoor Sun Loungers from Fantastic Furniture. There are the perfect addition to an outdoor atmosphere set up for relaxing. Sunshine on our shoulders makes us happy, and so will lounging about in these! Set Of 2 Sandra Outdoor Sun Loungers, $249 from Fantastic Furniture.

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Fabulous flooring

Beautiful rugs and flooring need not be something you enjoy only indoors. A stunning outdoor rug can bring life and colour to your outdoor oasis. Choose something that is easy clean and can be hosed down or wiped clean. Hammam Outdoor Mat, $39.95 from Pillow Talk.

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Get Cool with an Inflatable Pool

Taking a trip to the beach is always a family favourite, but sometimes you want to cool off without leaving home. Inflatable pools are a smart addition to your summertime retreat. BCF offer inexpensive family pool options ideal for most back yards.

Intex Swim Centre Lounge, $89.99 from BCF

Made in the shade

An essential companion for scorching Aussie summers, an outdoor umbrella is a backyard must-have. Simply set it up and enjoy the sunny day.

Odin Outdoor Umbrella, $119 from Fantastic Furniture.

Fire up the BBQ

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy every meal outside. From traditional barbecues to charcoal smokers, there is something for every outdoor space.  The Charmate Lawson Junior Smoker and Grill from BCF is a traditional style smoker designed to smoke from charcoal to retain heat, moisture and oils from food to bring out that delicious smokey flavour. 

Charmate Lawson Junior Smoker and Grill, $164.99 from BCF.

A touch of class

Serve up all your tasty offerings on these Messina Outdoor White Dinner Plates for an extra touch of class. Presenting any meal on these plates instantly makes the occasion more special. 

Messina Outdoor White Dinner Plate, from $14.99 at Adairs.

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