Welcome to spring! The season of catching up with friends, blue-sky dining and long sunshine soaked days is here.
Add a breath of fresh air to your outdoor living area with Harvey Norman’s new-season outdoor furniture collection and our range of feature-packed BBQs. There’s no better way to revitalise your outdoor living space and encourage you to the make the most of the warmer weather after your winter hibernation!
Whatever the occasion, whether it’s a Sunday family BBQ or drinks and nibbles with friends, you’ll be inspired to update your backyard or balcony with these al fresco furniture looks.
With its wicker and cement frame, the ‘Tonic’ 6-Piece Rectangular Outdoor Dining Setting is a great example of creative, modern design that’s ideal for inner city apartments. Featuring a 220 x 100cm dining table, four wicker chairs and a bench seat, this casual outdoor setting is the perfect tonic to cure any lingering winter blues. Soften the industrial look with splashes of vibrant greenery. Think sun-loving succulents and bamboo.
Perfect for the sunroom or patio, the ‘Capella’ 4-Piece Outdoor Lounge Setting has a casual yet quietly sophisticated look that will entice you to sit back and relax. With its classic design and sturdy aluminium and Eucalyptus timber frame, the ‘Capella’ has been designed to last. With a 3-seater lounge, two large armchairs and a coffee table, this inviting setting will be a focal point in your home all summer. Finish the look with a lightweight throw and scatter cushions in your favourite summery shade – we love ocean blue.
The More, The Merrier!
The spacious ‘Jovi’ 13-Piece Outdoor Rectangular Extension Dining Setting features an extendable outdoor table, ideal for large families or when unexpected guests turn up to a gathering. Its modern design and simple lines will see it fit in with almost any décor, while the dining chairs are designed to be easily stacked together for simple storage when not in use. For this stunning setting, bigger is better. When it comes to decorating, make sure you go large. Find an oversized vase for some extra large palm leaves, or use big bottles with interesting patterns as your centrepiece.
Fun In The Sun
Enjoy resort-style living at home with the ‘Sunhaven’ Modular Outdoor Sofa. Featuring a marine-grade framework and available in over a 100 water-repellent and microbe-resistant outdoor fabrics, this welcoming modular is designed for life outdoors. Ideal for al fresco lounging, this uber comfortable outdoor lounge is large enough to offer everyone plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy the sunshine. Add ice cold spritzers, chilled slices of watermelon and your favourite summer tunes to the mix, and your holiday-at-home vibe will be complete!
Nice And Cosy
Is there a nicer way to pass the time than seated side by side with your favourite person, relaxing on a sweet spring afternoon with a bottle of vino between the two of you? Introducing the compact ‘Valley’ 5-Piece Outdoor Balcony Setting, a great little setting that’s just perfect for the balcony. Consisting of two armchairs with matching footstools and a side table and made from Karri Gum timber, this cosy outdoor setting is the perfect way to get some vitamin D.
Now that your outdoor furniture is sorted, let’s take a look at some of our favourite BBQs. After all, you can’t have an Australian spring/summer entertaining season with a quintessential Aussie BBQ!
BeefEater ‘Bugg’ 2-Burner BBQ with Trolley
A classic amongst families, the BeefEater ‘Bugg’ 2-Burner BBQ has a handy and compact design which makes it versatile enough for use in backyards or on balconies. It features two 10MJ stainless steel burners, preparation trays and Quartz Start ignition so you can start cooking straight away. It’s available in neutral Grey, White or Amber.
Masport ‘MB4400’ 4-Burner BBQ
If you spend the warmer months glued to the barbecue, you can’t go past the Masport ‘MB4400’ 4-Burner BBQ. With six stainless steel burners as well as side and rear burners, it also features a handy icebox and removable cutting board built into the side trays – so everything you need is within arm’s reach. Available in Black or White, it includes an Oxford UV-stable cover.
Everdure by Heston Blumenthal ‘FORCE™’ 2-Burner Gas BBQ with Stand
Gone are the days where barbeques were designed to be merely functional. Constructed from rustproof die-cast aluminum, the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal ‘FORCE™’ 2-Burner Gas BBQ with Stand is sure to impress your dinner guests with its suave design and powerful gas burners. It features a large, easy-to-clean cooking area and a high hood and temperature gauge, making it ideal for Sunday roasts; and it’s available in Graphite, Stone, Orange or a refreshing, 50s-inspired Mint.
Ready to shake off the winter blues and embrace the warm weather with a backyard picnic? Shop our great BBQ range and browse our gorgeous outdoor furniture collection online or visit your local Harvey Norman store to chat with our friendly outdoor furniture specialists today!
This feature was co-authored by Crystal and Chloe.