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How to design your outdoor space

Styling outdoor furniture

Designing an outdoor space can be both exciting and challenging. When it comes to choosing furniture for your outdoor area, there are five key things to consider.

Suit your lifestyle

Every person lives and uses space differently, so it is best to suit your space to your needs. The selection of outdoor furniture is simple when you understand how you will use the space. Will it be for dining, relaxing, or entertaining? Will it be intimate or for large groups? Once your needs are established you can consider dividing the outdoor area into zones. Each of these zones can be designed differently to suit their specific purpose and you are able to determine the components required.

Personal aesthetic

Consider your personal style and keep it cohesive. While each zone can have a different design element, it’s important to keep the overall space cohesive. This can be achieved by considering a consistent colour theme, texture theme or style elements throughout the space. When layering textures, mix and match different materials, such as wood, metal, and fabric, to create an inviting and comfortable space. Soften and personalise your space with cushions, rugs, and throws.

The elements

Furniture needs to withstand the harsh Australian climate, including sun, rain and wind. Transforma has a wide range of weather-resistant furniture for different applications. High quality teak, aluminium, fabrics and synthetic materials, such as resin wicker, are an excellent choice and are all low maintenance.


Lighting is crucial to creating a multi-zone outdoor living space. Different areas may be illuminated differently based on their specific function. For instance, moodier lighting might work for a relaxing area, teamed with portable LED lamps for personality. Brighter task lighting might be more appropriate for cooking areas, backyard cricket or safety. We have options for all lighting applications.



Incorporating greenery to your outdoor space can help create a more natural and relaxing environment. Potted plants of various sizes can help provide a natural separation and define different zones. It also adds colour and texture to your outdoor living area.

Interested to learn more about how how furniture can transform your outdoor space? Our stylists are dedicated to help deliver the home of your dreams. Contact us to book a consultation.