What springs to mind when you think about the great Australian summer? For so many of us, it’s all about spending late afternoons with friends and family in the backyard, awash in golden sunshine.
To really make the most of the sun-kissed season along with your nearest and dearest, you’ll want to maximise the potential of your outdoor entertaining area. To help you do so, we’ve put together this amazing collection of the latest outdoor furniture trends for summer.
A snapshot of summer furniture ideas for your outdoor space, the following epitomise the must-have outdoor styles for the season ahead!
The Classically Modern Design
Looking for an outdoor dining option that combines modern dining convenience with an everlasting sense of style and character? The ‘Charlotte’ range is what summer dreams are made of.
The on-trend Acacia timber tabletops are paired with aluminium frames to provide style that will endure for years to come. The cushioned chairs in this range are made with a sturdy steel frame with wicker detail design, providing comfort alongside a relaxed vibe.
Available in a range of sizes – including the 5-piece and 9-piece packages shown above – you can select the perfect option to fit your space. Complete the look with a selection from our new range of Outdoor Cushions.
The Coastal Look
Looking to create the ultimate beach-inspired outdoor space? Allow us to introduce you to the ‘Petrus’ Extension Dining Table – with enough room to fit the entire family.
This outdoor dining table extends from 220cm to 340cm to accommodate any extra guests who might pop-around (including any unexpected plus-ones or new additions), and features a beautiful Teak slatted tabletop with a natural oil finish. The durable powder coat and rust-resistant framing make it the perfect addition to your alfresco area. We’ve shown the frame here in white, but it’s also available in a gunmetal colour if that better suits your style.
Speaking of your style, you can mix & match chairs to go with the ‘Petrus’ table, letting you put your own stamp on the finished product. We’ve got a huge range to choose from, but some of our favourite summer chairs include the ‘Bluebell’, ‘Heritage’, ‘Floret’, ‘Blossom’ and ‘Zeke’ as seen below.
Looking to create a special little place when you can get away from it all? Boasting a hand-woven wicker finish, the ‘Templar Dome’ will add a touch of luxury to any outdoor entertaining area – creating the perfect haven to escape and relax in comfort and style.
Made with a rust-resistant aluminium frame, hand-woven PE wicker and durable polyester cushion covers, this surprisingly spacious oasis is bound to become your new favourite place when the sun is shining.
But don’t feel you have to limit your use of the ‘Templar Dome’ to just the summer or daylight hours; you can enjoy it year-round by adding an IXL Fresco Aroura Outdoor Halo Heater to your outdoor space.
The 5-Star Resort
Looking to bring resort vacation vibes to your outdoor space? You’ll love the ‘Burano’ outdoor range. Featuring an on-trend white and grey colourway that’s just waiting for you to add your own splash of colourful panache, you’ll discover a variety of seating arrangements that provide deep cushioning for supreme relaxation.
This range is constructed using durable aluminium frames with a low maintenance powder-coat finish (available in white, as shown above, or in gunmetal), with thick back and base cushions. All these pieces are sold separately, so you can start with an outdoor sofa and build your own outdoor setting to suit your space and needs.
Have a pool and want to complete the resort look? Add a ‘Havana’ Sunlounge.
The Country Escape
Looking for a countryside getaway without leaving home? There’s something truly idyllic about being out and about in the country when the sun’s shining – and to recreate that feeling, you can’t do better than the ‘Sonic’ 6-Piece Dining Package.
Coming in a versatile bench and chair combination – with a quality PE wicker weave on the cushioned armchairs – this dining setting comes with a GRC hand-painted tabletop on an aluminium frame, making it easy to maintain and to stand the test of time.
Complete the look and protect your guests from scorchers with the ‘Elio’ Octagonal Umbrella – available in a range of colours. These umbrellas feature 360 degree rotation to cover each hour of the day, and a durable steel and polyester construction for weather-resistance.
Ready to transform your al fresco space with the latest outdoor furniture trends in Australia? Browse the range online, or see it all in person at your local Harvey Norman store. Our friendly, expert staff are more than happy to have a chat and help you transform your place for summer!