When it comes to home design, there are so many different trends, opinions and brands to choose from, it can be overwhelming. There’s no harm in incorporating a variety of colour palettes and styles across your home, but there’s a real danger of going overboard when doing this. Some people prefer to play it safe, keep it consistent, or they just know what they like.
Our advice? Choose a theme and run with it – that way, you can create a balanced look throughout your home, both indoors and outdoors.
How to achieve a rustic décor outdoors
One of the most popular home décor trends right now is the rustic look. This timeless look is full of character and suits a huge variety of homes.
The best part is, it’s so easy to create a rustic feel in your home, especially outdoors. One of the most important things you have to do is work with your surroundings. A small space suits cobbled flooring and rich brown hues with hints of burnt orange, whereas large open gardens can afford to broaden the colour palette and play around with different textures including stone and marble.
Once you’ve covered the basics, it’s time for the fun stuff – the decorating! You’ll need a few trips to the garden centre, as outdoor greenery is essential to creating an overgrown look, which will add natural beauty to your garden. Next up, furniture. Wooden seating and tables are perfect for authenticity and you can find some really beautiful handmade pieces. Do some research on any local woodwork artists and tell them you’re looking for rustic pieces. Soft and warm lighting is perfect for creating a relaxed ambience, so it’s worth purchasing a few lanterns and candles for decoration.
Outdoor heating is on element that is not to be overlooked for both practicality and style. There are so many outdoor heating options that will suit a rustic décor, but you need to know what to look for.
Indoors, fires are contained in small compartments for safety reasons, which can create a really cosy atmosphere. The Lopi fireplaces are a great example of a rustic indoor fireplace. One of the best examples of indoor heating is the inbuilt wood fireplaces Sydney.
But when it comes to the outdoors – the possibilities are infinite (well, almost!) The open space allows for greater versatility in design, which is best shown with the open plan Regency gas fireplaces. The fire table range reflects the great outdoors, as it gives the illusion of open air flames with the safety of a durable outdoor construction and panel. The spectacular flames sit right in the centre of your coffee table or cocktail bar (depending on your chosen model) which provides a stunning centrepiece while adding to the rustic décor.
If you’d prefer a really simple yet practical outdoor heating option, check out the outdoor brazier. This understated look blends in so well with an outdoor rustic décor because of the design and the use of coals. The brazier’s main function is to provide heat, but it also doubles up as a container for coals. Nothing says authenticity like cooking your meat over hot coals, does it? This easy to assemble and affordable option would look great at both ends of your outdoor seating area, as it will create a really warm and relaxed atmosphere.
Finally, the Regency HZO42 Outdoor Gas Fireplace is the perfect option for those seeking to implement the best in quality and durability into a rustic décor. This fireplace delivers dramatic looking flames, which reflect against the stainless-steel body with the choice of ceramic garden stones, reflective crystals or logs (the latter of which will look the most rustic). The easy access on/off switch is perfect for those households seeking a low maintenance outdoor heating solution, without sacrificing on style. Another great thing about this covered gas fireplace is that it will see you through all the seasons, come rain, wind or shine. You can eat, drink and relax outdoors all year long and enjoy your beautiful rustic outdoor area.