Furniture can help make your outdoor entertaining area more inviting, comfortable and stylish.
Bunnings merchandise trend and design manager Jane Wright says trends in outdoor furniture include sustainable materials, weather-resistant fabrics and built-in storage.
Check out Jane's top trends to consider when shopping for new outdoor furniture this summer.
1. Multi-purpose storage solutions
Many people are embracing the concept of adding storage to their outdoor areas using furniture.
"A storage box can serve as both a bench seat and a makeshift table, perfect for stowing away outdoor cushions, foldable chairs or gardening essentials," Jane says. "This multi-purpose approach helps keeps your space tidy and organised."
Outdoor furniture options have evolved says Jane, and now include designer dining settings and weather-resistant sofas. "Choose materials that align with your desired aesthetic," Jane advises.
Trends include sleek and modern looks with powder-coated steel and aluminium. You can also opt for a relaxed coastal vibe using natural timbers or woven materials. "Durable hardwoods like Teak and Merbau are excellent choices, while resin wicker offers greater durability than natural wicker for woven furniture," she adds.