Three Birds Renovations just created a party pavilion with not one, not two – but eight different outdoor seating zones, each one more luxurious and relaxing than the last.
“In a practical sense, having lots of places to seat family and friends is conducive to the Australian way of living, which almost always includes outdoor entertaining during both the warmer and cooler months,” she says.
There’s no shortage of lounging spots in this backyard. Picture: Three Birds Renovations
When planning out your backyard space, it’s wise to consider the sun’s placement across your yard throughout the day. During summer, a shady spot that’s out of the heat is essential, while during winter, a spot to warm up in the sun is key.
“You’ll also want to plan your seating to include vantage points. Let’s say you have kids in the pool, you should always include seating to look over the pool area,” says Lana.
Below, Lana discusses the eight new outdoor seating trends embraced in Three Birds Renovations’ latest project, ‘The Hinterland Hideaway’.
The setting of your seating and the kinds of outdoor furniture you use contribute to the mood of your al fresco area, says Lana.
“The firepit in this backyard sits off the side of the home, surrounded by lush nature. Here, the stools circle around the firepit to create a sense of intimacy, ideal for cooler months.”
All that’s missing from this scene are the marshmallows. Picture: Three Birds Renovations
On a scorching summer’s day, is there anything better than wading around in a shallow pool ledge with your pals as your little ones splash about?
“A shallow pool ledge is a luxurious and practical addition to the pool area,” says Lana.
“It’s fabulous for big kids wanting to dip their toes in the water, but is safe for little ones learning to swim.”
Poolside cocktails never looked so lush. Picture: Three Birds Renovations
When you picture any tropical destination around the world, a hanging chair is one of the first images to pop into your head. Hanging chairs are not only affordable, but also don’t take up too much space and instantly elevate any outdoor area.
“It’s a lovely way to feel young again,” says Lana. “For adults, a hanging chair is just so escapist. It reminds you of your childhood – plus, the kids love them.”
Swinging into the weekend like… Picture: Three Birds Renovations
The island bench in this outdoor kitchen space acts as both a food prep zone and a casual dining table.
“By accounting for benchtop overhang, you can easily create a casual island dining setting with some simple bar stools,” says Lana.
The bench stools scream Bali day club vibes. Picture: Three Birds Renovations
“There’s no bigger barbecue faux pas than trying to cut sausages and steak on a paper plate that’s balanced precariously on your knees,” says Lana.
It is important in any outdoor area to include some hard surfaces for eating or food prep.
“In this outdoor pavilion we included a dining table with a handful of chairs, but chose to save space by also building in some bench seating against the walls.”
Hard surfaces are the key to success at any outdoor barbecue. Picture: Three Birds Renovations
If you have the space, building a daybed in your al fresco area is actually a super affordable way to create a luxurious, resort-like feel within your space.
“A built-in daybed is synonymous with relaxation,” says Lana, adding: “It immediately transports you into holiday mode.”
The Birds created a bench seat along the back wall of the pool deck, that is ideal for perching with a drink in hand.
But the bench serves a dual purpose in that it can act as a side table or buffet at any moment.
“You could use the bench for serving up snacks, lining up cocktails, or even placing rolled-up towels,” says Lana.
The perfect place to perch. Picture: Three Birds Renovations
The rattan bean bags chosen by the Birds are far from your quintessential deck chair, but as Lana explains, are equally as comfortable (and twice as stylish).
“These modular bean bags take up less space than a banana lounge and add a divine texture to the otherwise very white space,” says Lana.
We’re converted. Picture: Three Birds Renovations
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