Our 5 Favorite Picks for a Cosy Winter Outdoors
Hail or shine, Perth winters still allow for many wonderful moments spent in the great outdoors – including in our backyards! While we are lucky that we can continue the alfresco life all year round, a few updates to the patio area can turn up the heat a notch in winter. If you’re looking for some serious winter patio decor inspiration, you’ve come to the right place – here’s our 5 favourite picks to keep you cosy out on the patio throughout winter.
A cosy, chic outdoor lounge
Whether you’re relaxing with a book or entertaining with loved ones, a cosy outdoor lounge is a must all year round. We love the minimalist, yet modern-rustic look of the Sanctuary Lounge/Day Bed from Early Settler – perfect for a glass of wine with a friend, or a bit of a nanna nap on the weekend!
Credit: Early Settler
And this Newport DayBed from Bay Gallery Furniture looks perfect for a cuddle with your someone special:
Credit: Bay Gallery Furniture
They say that a great rug really ties the room together, and the same applies for your outdoor living space! Just like an indoor rug, an outdoor rug brings the elements of your seating area into a single coherent space, and it’s a great opportunity to personalise your outdoor setup. Unlike indoor rugs, however, outdoor rugs must be durable and ready for the elements; while there’s plenty of outdoor rugs to suit any aesthetics and spaces, we think this eco-friendly waterproof Kilimanjaro Outdoor Rug is a real find, working well with boho, scandi and modern-rustic styles!
Credit: Fab Habitat
The stunning pattern on IKEA’s eye-catching HUNDSLUND indoor/outdoor rug is a great feature piece:
And this Aztec Teal and White Outdoor Rug offers a bold splash of colour to brighten your winter days.
Credit: Fab Habitat
Comfy cushions and throws
Finish off the winter look and feel by adding some soft texture to your space. A sheepskin or a plush knitted throw (as pictured below, from Temple and Webster) create peak cosiness, and makes you want to snuggle pronto:
Credit: Temple & Webster
Don’t forget to update your cushions too, as cooler weather calls for darker, moodier colour palettes. Temple and Webster also have a wide range of outdoor cushions but we can’t go past classic black and white, or navy and white patterns, like the Palmier and Indigo Batik, or the Geometric Lagom Floor Cushion. Perfect winter outdoor lounge setup, check!
Credit: Temple and Webster
Getting warmed up next to an outdoor heater can’t be beat! You’ve probably seen these heaters at restaurants and cafes, but they’re also a popular choice for home patios, and are available in electric and gas. Team with outdoor patio blinds to keep that warm air in, and you’re set for the winter!
If you’re a true cosiness devotee, you can bring your patio to the next level with a fire pit – which doesn’t just keep your patio warm, it’s also perfect for year-round BBQs if you simply place a grill on top. We love this stylish modern-rustic rust fire pit by Milkcan.
For the lovers of urban, contemporary lifestyle or simply for those who are not keen on chopping wood , you can’t go past ethanol fire pits.
With the sun setting earlier in the evenings, it can be tempting to stare longingly at your patio throughout winter from the comfort of your brightly-lit home. But setting up outdoor lighting isn’t just super-effective, it’s also a quick and easy project that sets the mood and brings some magic to the space! We love these Juno Lanterns from April and Oak:
Credit: April and Oak
Pottery Barn’s flameless outdoor grand candles add a touch of warmth and romance:
Credit: Pottery Barn
And these plain simple solar LED party lights by Lytworx can be found at good ol’ reliable Bunnings, and are just the ticket to turn your patio into a fairytale winter wonderland!