Making your outdoor area more stylish and functional doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult.
We asked Jane Wright, merchandise trend and design manager at Bunnings, for cost-effective ideas on how to transform outdoor areas.
1. Update your deck or paving
Jane suggests transforming your deck or paving into "something fabulous" based on your space. "Modular decking kits provide an immediate makeover and can be taken with you if you're renting," she says. "Wood chips or gravel are cost-effective options."
You can also use outdoor rugs, including hardwearing jute or synthetic rugs designed for outdoor use.
Lighting is an inexpensive way to create a cosy atmosphere in your outdoor area. "Fairy and festoon lights are excellent choices for outdoor spaces, instantly adding personality and charm," Jane says. "Lanterns and hurricane vases with candles offer budget-friendly options that suit various design styles."