At Koala Living, you’ll find gorgeous homewares to help you design an elegant and unique outdoor look for your home.

If you're ready to upgrade your outdoor space, here are a few alfresco decorating tips to help you create the perfect place to gather and entertain outdoors.

Find the Right Spot

The first thing you will need to do before you decide what furniture to buy for your outdoor space is to figure out the right spot to place the furniture. The site should be convenient to your house and kitchen so that you don't have to struggle with getting food, plates and tableware to the outside and back.

The site should also be placed so that it looks inviting from far away and that you will enjoy sitting where you place your furniture. Too far away from the garden might make your space seen isolated.

However, make sure that the furniture isn't going to be too close to the plants so that your guests aren't mashing your flowers or getting scratched by sharp leaves as they get up and sit down to the table.

Decide Whether You Want to Plan for Yourself or for Many Guests

One of the hardest parts about designing an alfresco space is figuring out how much space to allow. At the very minimum, you'll need to make sure that there is space around the table to slide the chairs in and out. However, you also need to make sure that there is enough room to accommodate many guests if you plan to entertain often.

Additionally, if you want to have an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, or grill nearby, you also make sure that there is enough space so that these items will complement the dining area rather than overwhelm it.

Choose Your Furniture Based on the Style of Your House

However, make sure that the furniture complements your house, as well. Depending on the style of your house, you might want to choose rustic or modern designs.

Additionally, the colours of the furniture should match with your house and outdoor patio. Don't choose furniture that will not blend in with the rest of the house, as it will only make your outdoor space look unsightly.

Set the Atmosphere of Your Alfresco Space

Now that you are ready to select your furniture, you should define your dining area by making it appear more room-like. You can add plants, such as the Potted Orchids, Potted Sprout Cactus, or Potted Round Cactus to bring some colour to your outdoor space. These plants are also fairly low maintenance and will keep your outdoor dining space looking great all summer long.

To make your alfresco space more inviting pay attention to the details. For lighting to set the mood, consider adding low-voltage lighting, candles, or hanging strands of electric lights. These options will make the space seem warm and festive.

Comfortable furnishings are also essential. For a modest, picnic-style dining area, a table and benches will suffice. However, if you plan to host an elaborate dinner party, you’ll also want to invest in comfortable chairs, seat cushions, and luxury tableware.

Are you ready to transform the outdoor area of your home into a luxurious alfresco dining space?

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Let us help you create beautiful alfresco decoration ideas for your home or business this summer.

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