Brisbane residents love their outdoor areas and often set the trends when it comes to patio decor. Brisbanites want to enjoy their patios all year round, so they carefully consider the devices that they can install to do so. Let’s take a look at a few of the best ways to upgrade your outdoor entertainment area so that it remains comfortable and stylish even when it’s a scorcher of an afternoon or a chilly Winter’s evening.
Outdoor ceiling fans can come in designs to compliment the decor of your patio. The attachable ceiling fan blades below will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island and are also a budget-friendly option!
A firepit not only offers warmth on cold winter nights, but also has incredible ambience. It can either be built into the ground or be a standalone wrought iron structure, to suit your existing decor. You’ll feel like you’re camping in the wilderness, but be toasty warm snuggled under a blanket on your outdoor lounge instead! Now, toasted marshmallows, anyone?
Toss that Domino’s voucher stuck up on your fridge because you’ll never be buying take away pizza again with your own wood-fired pizza oven. It’s the perfect addition to an outdoor kitchen for those who like to get their Master Chef on, or who are truly in their element when entertaining. Did we mention how delicious the smell is, too? Just be prepared to be hosting all the parties amongst your group of friends from now on!
Patio blinds are the ultimate weather control device for your patio. They’re convenient, easy to control and allow you to enjoy your outdoor entertainment area through all seasons. Patio blinds can provide excellent UV protection during Summer, and some varieties will even block 99% of wind and rain so that you can remain comfortable even in horrid weather! If you’ve ever wished you could screen your patio from the view of the neighbour’s second story window, blinds are also the perfect solution to offer more privacy.
Did you know that you can now purchase patio blinds that can be operated via your smartphone or smart-home devices such as Alexa and Control 4? Allied install patio blinds that are compatible with Apple and Android smartphones, and both of the aforementioned smart-home systems. Allied’s patio blinds will soon be able to integrate with Google Home as well!
Tiled feature walls
If you’re going for a Moroccan feel in your outdoor entertainment area, you can’t go past a brightly patterned, tiled feature wall. It will immediately liven up your space and provide character. Choose block coloured cushions on your outdoor furniture to compliment the colours in your tiles, or go all out and mix and match patterns and hues for a more gypsy den vibe.
Pendant and chandelier lights
Tiki torches serve their purpose, but they’ve been done to death. If you want to create soft lighting without feeling like you’re going to be voted off the island in Survivor, try installing ceiling pendant lights instead. We love this DIY combination of rustic and modern design below.
If you’re looking for something a bit more permanent and practical, these industrial-style pendant lights will provide more illumination, without the harshness of LED bulbs.