Prepare for the warm summer months with gorgeous patio furniture and decor. Brimming with exciting finishes and bold designs, it’s perfectly suited to alfresco living.

South Africa’s balmy summer weather calls for outdoor living, and covered patios have become our new living spaces of choice. They’re where we spend most of our time enjoying a braai, sipping crisp cocktails or simply lounging about soaking up the sun.

Thanks to great strides in technology, the latest outdoor and patio furniture and decor mix outdoor functionality with design-savvy aesthetics. Both hard and soft materials are designed to cope with sun exposure, and are either waterproof or water-resistant.

Lazy days

Who doesn’t enjoy a lazy afternoon on the patio? Bridge the gap between open-air living and indoor comfort by crafting a stylish outdoor oasis filled with decor pieces you would usually expect indoors.

Lend a touch of glam to the setting with a bold outdoor rug and enough comfy seating to entertain friends and family.

To create the ultimate chill-out zone, architectural side tables and double-duty ottomans are a must-have. Position them close to sofas and chairs for an extra layer of laid-back comfort.

Nothing says relaxation quite like a swing rest. So hang one on your porch and let your daily worries melt away.

TIP: Rugs are no longer reserved for indoors. Make a style statement by including one with a bold print.

Light the way

Make the most of spring and summer evenings with enough ambient lighting to create a laid-back mood. Add after-dark appeal with flameless pillar candles and hurricane lamps.

TIP: Remember to have a light throw close at hand in spring, when the evenings can still be a bit chilly.

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Kettal Bitta Swing Sofa from Marlanteak

Kettal Bitta Swing Sofa from Marlanteak

Grid Outdoor Lounge at Marlanteak

Grid Outdoor Lounge at Marlanteak