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5 Additions to the backyard you didn’t know you needed

A cleverly designed outdoor living space is essential in any modern Australian home. From hosting outdoor barbecues with friends, celebrating kids birthday parties, or even just having a space outdoors that looks beautiful year round, we guarantee these are five additions to your backyard that you didn’t know you’ll need… but you’ll want in an instant!

  1. Add a pop of colour

Outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be bland and boring. A great way to dress up a plain wooden bench could be by adding outdoor cushions, providing a great pop of colour which can also be mixed and matched to suit your own colour palette. Osmen Outdoor Furniture have a new designer cushion range hand-illustrated by Katrina Read, an Australian designer. These popular designer 50 x 50 outdoor cushions have been purposefully created to enhance any outdoor living space while also being robust to last endless Summers, and finished with a beautiful contrast piping.


Osmen Outdoor Cushion – Floral Tropical

Osmen Outdoor Cushion – Ginger Trees

Osmen Outdoor Cushion – Into the Jungle

2. Fire up the barbecue!

Meat us in paradise! Relish the good times this Summer with an outdoor fire pit from Fantastic Furniture! Make an unforgettable barbecue your friends and family will love with the Grilled Round Fire Pit or even an epic fire to toast marshmallows. This outdoor fire pit is constructed from robust steel with a heat and rust-resistant powder coating. Perfect for all seasons, the surface protection on the Grilled Round Fire Pit is able to withstand high temperatures of the mid-Summer sun and be able to stay cool during the Winter. Featuring a round top and easily removable lid, your next backyard barbecue is guaranteed to be the best one yet!

3. Light up the night!

There’s nothing better than afternoons with friends and family that end up carrying on late into the night. Search ‘backyard inspiration’ on Pinterest and lose yourself in the rabbit hole of some of the most beautiful outdoor styling ideas that you can easily create in your own backyard. Transform your backyard into a dreamy wonderland by installing aesthetic outdoor lights that can bring character to any garden. Beacon Lighting offer a range of stunning outdoor lights and are currently having a huge Summer Collection Sale offering 30% off your second item. Release your inner child again by stringing LED lights across bushes and around trees with the Festoon 20 light LED kit in black and warm white from Beacon Lighting.

4. Include your furry friends

Even if your dog spends most of their time indoors, your backyard belongs to them! Treat them to a slice of comfort from the indoors by including a dog bed from Pet Stock to your backyard! The T&S iSleep Pink Linen Dog Bed from Pet Stock is a great option for the backyard and is made from linen, keeping your dog cool in the warmer months.

5. Go unbreakable with tableware

Outdoor entertaining comes with its own set of precautions – mostly breakability. Unlike indoor dining using real wine glasses and fine china, do yourself a favour by selecting tableware items that will remain unbreakable. Avoid scenarios of shattered glass around your guests feet or in your garden that can cause a major hazard and safety warning! Freedom Furniture have a nice range of unbreakable tableware items with fun designs and extremely affordable!


Freedom Furniture – Rustic Serving Board

Freedom Furniture – Bamboo Bowl 4 pack

Freedom Furniture – Bamboo Fork 4 pack