Christmas baubles to inspire your alfresco festive season decorating

Christmas baubles to inspire your alfresco festive season decorating

Whether you’re a traditionalist who loves all things red and green, or you prefer a modern and minimal design, these Christmas decoration inspirations are sure to bring on the alfresco festive spirit. 

Whether you have a patio, pergola, deck or outdoor room, we hope they inspire decorating your outdoor area this festive season.

For further inspiration, head to our 2016 article, Five tips for decorating your alfresco space this Christmas

Do you need help creating your perfect outdoor space?  

If you would like to discuss how to create a beautiful outdoor area designed specifically for you and your lifestyle, contact Letitia today. 

Choosing your alfresco design

Choosing your alfresco design

Alfresco – room or outdoor area?

Have you ever noticed how alfresco spaces seem to compliment both the inside and the outside of your home?

When it comes down to it, what is alfresco?

It’s a distinctive area that sits on the edge of where the exterior of your home starts and the interior of your home ends.

But does the interior of your home really end? These days alfresco is almost part of your internal living area.

The alfresco room is a must-have in the modern house, and more and more old houses are being extended to include an alfresco room.

Alfresco Room, Louvretec

Why do so many of us love an alfresco room?

Could it be because it suits our climate so much, and therefore gives us many benefits and entertaining options?

Having an alfresco room means that you can entertain more family and friends – using both your internal living areas and having it open out to your alfresco room.

And then there’s the practical side. It’s much easier to clean an alfresco room than a carpeted room, or even a tiled room. Simply get the hose out and voila…your alfresco area is spick and span.

When designing your alfresco room, what should you look for?

We recommend timeless appeal. If you’re building a new home, the alfresco design can be incorporated in the whole of house design.

If you’re extending, then take into account the existing design of your place and go for something that complements.

Consider your lifestyle…

…and what your alfresco will be used for:

  • Do you entertain or prefer quiet time relaxing
  • Will you have children using the space
  • Do you want to utilised your alfresco room all year around
  • Do you prefer light, airy and modern, or perhaps cosy and comfy

At the end of the day, your alfresco area should reflect the environment you want, for your family and friends.

If you would like to know more about any alfresco trends, or discuss your alfresco room design options then feel free to contact us to discuss your alfresco requirements

Alfresco Inspiration – 2018 Design Trends

Alfresco Inspiration – 2018 Design Trends 

Be inspired by these five 2018 design trends for patio, pergola, decking and alfresco areas. We hope you are inspired to create your perfect outdoor space. 

Do you need help creating your perfect outdoor space?  

If you would like to discuss how to create a beautiful outdoor area designed specifically for you and your lifestyle, contact Letitia today. 

Letitia’s Tips – 2018 Alfresco Design Trends

2018 Alfresco Design Trends

If you’re thinking about creating a beautiful alfresco area, you may be interested in some of the 2018 alfresco design trends.

Flexible covering

Having a flexible cover over your alfresco area provides you with a beautiful and functional outdoor area that you can use all year round. Increasing in popularity are roof covers with ventilation, such as the Louvretec opening roofs. Not only do these designs help your alfresco to stay cool and shady during Summer, they help reduce the wear and tear of your patio and outdoor furniture.

Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Living

enclosed alfresco

Creating a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces is certainly one of the most popular design factors when creating your alfresco area. Not only can you effectively double your living space, you have a variety of options to achieve this look, including

  • Glass walls or large windows
  • Adding a deck
  • Incorporating a roof or cover over your alfresco area
  • Matching your interior/exterior decor

Outdoor Lighting

Having the right lighting can really impact the atmosphere of our patio, pergola or decking. It is also well known that a good lighting plan can increase the value of your property. Some of the popular outdoor lighting techniques include:

  • Wall lights with covers
  • Lights underneath steps or ledges
  • Fairy lights / hanging lights
  • Solar lighting along the garden edge or path

Outdoor kitchens

Outdoor Kitchen - Tip 4 Outdoor flooring

It’s quite common to see families cooking outdoors in Australia – we have great weather for it! And because of that incorporating an outdoor kitchen into your alfresco area is definitely one of the design trends we are seeing. In fact, we recently shared six things to consider when designing your outdoor kitchen.

Fire Pits

fire pit

We don’t really think of, or use, fire pits in the warmer months, but they are one of the latest trends in outdoor living. While the idea itself is not new this feature is gaining popularity in new homes. They are a great way to enjoy your alfresco space in the cooler weather and are low maintenance too.

If you are looking to design a stunning alfresco area, contact us to discuss how we can help you create your ultimate alfresco.

Design Inspiration – October 2018. Creating a comfortable outdoor space

Creating a comfortable outdoor space

You can create a comfortable outdoor space that is as beautiful and as comfortable as inside your home.

We hope these patio, pergola and alfresco designs inspire you to build your own comfortable outdoor space. 

Do you need help designing your patio, pergola or alfresco?  

If you would like to discuss how to design and create a beautiful and functional outdoor area for your home, contact Letitia today.