10 Contemporary Outdoor Spaces to make you dream of Summer...

The days here in the Southern Hemisphere are still short and less than tropical, but we're daydreaming of long summery afternoons... And with Spring now only just over a month away, we're starting to think about how to spruce up our outdoor living spaces. These stylish sun-traps will get your inspiration ticking too!


These designer outdoor chairs are beyond. This small courtyard is part of an inner-city apartment block, but they've created a private retreat with statement outdoor furniture and a green screen. Love it.


Great concept for outdoor furniture with a difference. The outdoor cushion makes a nice touch too.


Wishing we could just dive in here... We love the matching outdoor ottomans, and the play of the palm leaf's shadow on the wall. Chic minimalism!


Summer is for long lazy lunches with friends and family... and this set-up is perfect for it. We love the extra long bench seating and all those comfy outdoor cushions, and think the pared-back colour palette (framed with green) was a great choice. 


This humble outdoor space packs a few great ideas into a small space. We love the hammock, the hanging lanterns, and especially the use of tiles - tiles are so much more interesting than standard patio flooring, adding personality and pattern, and really defining the space as an outdoor room. 


Talk about indoor-outdoor flow! Loving the outdoor dining set with those industrial 'indoor' lights hanging overhead. The patchwork effect of pavers, ready-lawn and concrete is a great idea too.


Views to die for, super stylish outdoor chairs, and a rough sawn trunk as an outdoor coffee table. Love it!


Two words: Outdoor. Bath. 
(Just needs a hammock at the other end of the deck and we'd probably never come inside...)


This could have been just another tiny, boring apartment balcony. But with some good-looking outdoor furniture and plump cushions, a few sculptural plants and some string lights, we've got an inviting little outdoor nook! Black and deep grey and excellent choices for outdoor areas because they give a sophisticated ultra-modern look.


If in doubt, stick with white - it never goes out of style, doesn't noticeably fade in the sun, and looks fresh and crisp for years.  



Lujo's designer range of outdoor beanbag furnituresun loungers,
hammocks and giant outdoor cushions are all fade-resistant and hard-wearing,
designed to handle whatever the weather can throw at them

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