Summer has finally reached our shores, and there’s no better way to take advantage of the warm weather than to soak it all in from your outdoor area. But before you can enjoy the warmth, you have to ensure that your outdoor area is summer-ready!
To help you get started, we’ve put together some useful, trendy decor tips to help you figure out how to decorate your patio and porch. We’ve also provided a guide on which furniture stores in Cape Town to visit when looking to purchase modern outdoor furniture.
What’s on trend this summer?
Each year and each season, there are a few old trend revivals as well as new ones that everyone gets excited about. These include foldable umbrellas, oversized ottomans, large outdoor sofas, big pillows, print scatters, graphic stools, paper lanterns, customised garden tables, geometric flooring, and so much more.
This summer, we’re seeing shades of blue dominating the patio and porch areas. We’re also seeing gardening options for various sized backyards which centre around sustainability. So, if you’re in search of gardening decor ideas to incorporate into your outdoor area, look into hanging planters as they’re an increasingly popular choice.
Now, where do you get outdoor furniture and patio furniture in Cape Town? Canal Walk has several stores where you can purchase all of these trendy pieces for your outdoor space!
Game - discount retailer
Game is one of the leading merchandise and furniture stores in South Africa that offer a wide range of affordable home and garden items. At Game, you can find outdoor furniture with a touch of on-trend blue, like their reversible print umbrellas, patio chairs, cut out tables and more.
Patio Warehouse - patio furniture store
Patio Warehouse is known for having high-quality garden and outdoor furniture at affordable prices. If comfort is what you’re after, this is the store to visit. They have a variety of comfortable pieces like strong aluminium ottomans and day beds with soft grey cushions. You can also buy accent chairs and side tables to add a contemporary element to the look.
Coricraft - decor & furniture store
Coricraft is where style and quality meet to bring your vision to life. At this store, you’ll discover a wide selection of patio furniture and accessories. All of their items are designed so you’ll love having them in your outdoor space. You’ll find four to six-seater Sedwick patio modular pieces, which you can pair with their large scatter cushions. Coricraft also has different types of pots and planters that will help liven up the area.
Checkers - supermarket
Checkers is one of the largest supermarkets in Southern Africa, where you can get a wide variety of outdoor furniture, garden items, gazebos, cookware, umbrellas and more. Visit Checkers to explore patio and porch decor ideas such as garden umbrella stands, mushroom and recliner chairs, pot plants and flower bouquets, to name a few.
Mr Price Home - homeware store
Mr Price Home is home to top-of-the-range indoor and outdoor furniture you’ll want to own and show off to your family and friends. They’re a one-stop-shop with everything you need from stylish patio sofa sets, Bali gold seater chairs, Bali coffee table sets, bistro patio sets, umbrella bases, pop-up umbrellas, and a lot more. Their planters range from ceramic standing planters to wall mounts, metals, basic ceramic, Brookwood planter boxes, and tier planter shelves.
As you can see above, you have a lot of options to choose from when the time comes for you to redesign your outside area in a way that showcases your personality. It’s up to you to make your outdoor living enjoyable.
And whether you have a small or large space to work with, you’re spoilt for choice with a variety of stylish and contemporary items to incorporate into your home and outdoor space. The bonus is that the above stores won’t require you to dig deep into your pockets. In the end, you’ll have an outdoor space where you can have fun summer activities!