Time to cover up
Outdoor Living|Backyard & Outdoor Living #56
......covered outdoor areas to inspire your next alfresco overhaul
LOUISE SMITHERS

INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIVING

More often than not, the best covered outdoor rooms are those you can access directly from the home. Case in point: this modern space that spills out from the interior open-plan living room. Essentially a covered deck, this set-up has it all, including dining and lounging zones, as well as a charming built-in bench running along the side wall. Photo courtesy of Bunnings Warehouse. bunnings.com.au

NATURAL BEAUTY

Blessed with an adorable arched window, recessed ceiling details and a natural material palette of stone, timber and rattan, this covered outdoor room is earthy and inviting. Black accents break up the neutral scheme and add a sense of drama. Of particular note are the linear lanterns by Chapman & Myers for Visual Comfort and available from The Montauk Lighting Co. montauklightingco.com

BIFOLDING BEAUTY

Devoid of cover, your outdoor entertaining space will be at the mercy of the elements, significantly minimising the time you spend outside. Accessed via beautiful bifold doors from Paarhammer Windows and Doors, this outdoor room is built to last and destined to entertain no matter the season or temperature outside. Covered on all sides and big enough for large gatherings, the prolific amount of glazing allows nature to be part of the scene. paarhammer.com.au

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