With spring on the horizon, now is the time to really focus on your outdoor zones by creating an external living space that beckons during balmier seasons.
Whether you are the proud owner of a windowsill in the middle of a city, a sprawling country garden, or a low maintenance courtyard, scope some of these great bargains to pretty-up your outdoor zone.
Here are 15 of my favourite picks:
Tea lights are the perfect way to create an engaging energy in the outdoors, and they also make a beautiful budget-savvy housewarming gift for any size space.
- SHOP: West Elm Mercury Tea Lights, $6
Create a plant-filled focus with this pot holder by clustering a few together on a balcony or windowsill for a graphic effect.
- SHOP: Kmart Metal Wire Pot Holder, $8
Able to withstand sun, rain and a stampede of feet, this on-trend black and white runner is perfect as an outdoor welcome mat for guests or to freshen up a boring BBQ area!
A little of these go a long way. Brighten up your pathway or modernise your pot plants by adding some snow white pebbles!
- SHOP: Bunnings Tuscan Path Pebbles, $25.50
Every good summer drink needs a gorgeous side table to rest on. When buying outdoor furniture, always make sure it's waterproof and rustproof!
Based on the 2013 stool created by Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada, this replica muffin stool is not only on-trend but durable, comfortable and sure to become a talking point in any backyard!
UV protection never looked so sweet! A bright, statement umbrella is the perfect accessory to your summer garden parties.
Don’t wait for your summer holiday to roll around. Install a hammock outside your home that is super comfortable, compact and sure to be a constant hit!
- SHOP: Bunnings Two Trees Nylon Double Travel Hammock, $37.98
Your backyard siesta beckons with this modern and minimal Acapulco chair. Just prepare to fight your guests off for it!
- SHOP: Kmart Acapulco Replica Chair, $39
Blending modern style with whimsical details, these soil-friendly, antique brass finished bases are the perfect display for an outdoor table or sill.
- SHOP: Roar + Rabbit Freeform Terrariums, $55.20
Whether you have a pool or just a cute corner of the garden, this waterproof lounging bag is sure to get a workout all spring and summer long! Available in Blue, Yellow, Orange and Red.
- SHOP: Temple and Webster Waterproof Lounging Bean Bag, $57.95
Believe it or not, there will come a time when the heat will become so stifling, you’ll be desperate to cool down. Cue the inflatable pool. Instant outdoor fun for all the family and friends!
- SHOP: Temple and Webster Rectangular Green Family Pool, $61.95
Rattan is this season's hottest home material, and a two seater in your yard is a fine touch for anyone who loves this trend. The style will persevere throughout the years, just give it an overhaul season-to-season with some on-trend cushions!
- SHOP: Havana 2-Seater Rattan Lounge, $79
I love this shape and size for a courtyard space that is crying out for some colour! So fun, so festive!
- SHOP: Big W Dlx Brazilian Hammock Chair, $84.95
Get the kids in on the outdoor action with this setting that creates an art, reading, board-game or lunch hub.
- SHOP: Lifespan Kids Sunset Picnic Table with Umbrella, $89.95