Tips for the Best Backyard Barbecue Setup

Tips for the Best Backyard Barbecue Setup

April 1, 2019

There’s nothing like a good backyard barbecue with friends and family, whether you’re hosting a casual celebration, or adding some cheer to a regular weekend. If you have a lawn or a garden, a BBQ is a fantastic way to […]

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Create the Perfect Garden Setting

Create the Perfect Garden Setting

March 12, 2019

Your garden, backyard or front lawn can serve as the perfect location for any event, special occasion or celebration. Using your home cuts down on costs like renting a venue, hiring expensive styling or decorating services. Plus, it adds a […]

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Use The Pantone Colour of the Year, Outdoors

Use The Pantone Colour of the Year, Outdoors

March 6, 2019

Pantone announced its Colour of the Year for 2019; the winner is – Living Coral. This warm pink hue is a spectrum shift from last year’s well-received Ultra Violet, and is expected to become a highly-used colour across design industries […]

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No Garden, No Problem

No Garden, No Problem

March 6, 2019

Just because you live in an apartment complex or a small townhouse doesn’t mean you can’t have your own lush, luxurious garden. If you have a balcony, all you need is the know-how and a little imagination to create a […]

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5 Garden Trends for 2019

5 Garden Trends for 2019

March 6, 2019

It’s well into the new year, and predictions have already been set for what’s hot in terms of gardening and outdoor living spaces. According to the experts, the direction many homeowners, landscape artists and horticulture shops are going for is […]

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Where to Buy Inexpensive Furniture

Where to Buy Inexpensive Furniture

February 14, 2019

Outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be expensive. If you know where to look, it’s easy to find affordable pieces and great deals without sacrificing quality and functional design. We’ve come up with ideas on where to buy inexpensive furniture, so […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Aluminium Furniture

The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Aluminium Furniture

January 21, 2019

Buying furniture of any kind is exciting, but it can also be tricky. There’s a lot to consider, especially when it comes to finding items that will last. When picking outdoor furniture, your best bet is to be armed with […]

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Questions to Ask Before Buying Balcony Furniture

Questions to Ask Before Buying Balcony Furniture

January 21, 2019

When it comes to living in highly urbanised areas, odds are, your outdoor space is a balcony. And if you’re lucky enough to have one, a balcony is a great way to create more living space. You can turn it […]

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5 Ideas for Your DIY Balcony Garden

5 Ideas for Your DIY Balcony Garden

January 21, 2019

A lot of us who live in apartments don’t have the luxury of an ample outdoor space. But this shouldn’t stop you from having a garden, especially if you’ve got a balcony. Your balcony is a great place to set […]

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6 Tips For a Low-Maintenance Garden

6 Tips For a Low-Maintenance Garden

January 21, 2019

Landscaped outdoor areas are beautiful to look at, but let’s face it – not all of us have the time, energy or skills to upkeep a perfect garden. But don’t despair, there are loads of great ways to create a […]

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6 DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects

6 DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects

January 21, 2019

When it comes to sprucing up your home and surroundings, upcycling is a fantastic way to go about it. Using repurposed items for your DIY project is a great way to use materials you no longer want or need rather […]

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6 Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space

6 Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space

January 7, 2019

Your home’s surroundings contribute a lot to the quality of you and your family’s lifestyle – that’s why it’s worth sprucing things up a bit. It doesn’t matter whether you have a large backyard, a small patio, a massive garden […]

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How to Protect Your Garden Furniture

How to Protect Your Garden Furniture

January 7, 2019

Unpredictable weather can cause extensive damage to outdoor furniture when subjected to rain, sunlight, cold wind and humidity. Wood, steel or iron pieces are susceptible to such wear and tear, especially when the materials haven’t been treated with any protective […]

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Why Outdoor Furniture Costs More Than Indoor Furniture

Why Outdoor Furniture Costs More Than Indoor Furniture

December 20, 2018

If you’ve gone shopping for outdoor furniture, you’ve probably noticed it can often cost as much, if not more than your indoor pieces. This may be surprising, but there’s a logical explanation behind the price tags. Two things influence how […]

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Cast Aluminium Furniture for Every Outdoor Area

Cast Aluminium Furniture for Every Outdoor Area

December 20, 2018

Due to our changing weather conditions, designing and decorating a backyard or garden in Australia can be tricky. Fortunately, Colonial Castings offers an outstanding solution: cast aluminium outdoor furniture, which is both functional and suitable for use in the great […]

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Is Aluminum Garden Furniture Weatherproof Year Round?

Is Aluminum Garden Furniture Weatherproof Year Round?

December 11, 2018

Because of its versatility and durability, aluminum is one of the leading contenders when it comes to choosing materials for your garden furniture. Aluminium garden furniture should be on the top of your list as it can withstand exposure to […]

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The Best Outdoor Furniture for a Small Space

The Best Outdoor Furniture for a Small Space

December 6, 2018

According to recent data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian house sizes are shrinking, with more Australians opting for apartment living. This small-space living is also translating into smaller outdoor areas. Shrinking balconies aside, Australians still have a year-round […]

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The Best Material for Patio Furniture

The Best Material for Patio Furniture

December 6, 2018

One of the biggest worries when buying patio furniture, no matter which style you prefer, is whether it can withstand everyday exposure to outdoor weather conditions: moisture, heat and strong winds. This all-weather durability essentially comes down to the material […]

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A Guide to Hosting Outdoor Holiday Events

A Guide to Hosting Outdoor Holiday Events

November 30, 2018

With summer fast approaching and the holiday season upon us, it’s time to think about bringing your friends, family and food together for hosting the ultimate great outdoor gathering. From seating and shade to cocktails and Christmas crackers, a lot […]

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4 Considerations When Choosing Outdoor Chairs

4 Considerations When Choosing Outdoor Chairs

November 30, 2018

Is it in direct sun, does it need to be stackable, is it prone to rust, is it easy to move and store? These are just some of the things you’ll need to consider when choosing outdoor chairs. While this […]

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Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2019

Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2019

November 30, 2018

From comfort to chilling, and design to durability, there’s a lot to consider when thinking about your outdoor space. Whether you’re lucky enough to have a small balcony, sunny patio or sprawling lawn – every area is an opportunity to […]

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How to Choose the Right Outdoor Furniture for You

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Furniture for You

October 18, 2018

Outstanding outdoor furniture makes the difference between a tired, tacky afterthought and a useful, functional and inviting outside area you look forward to spending time in. In a nutshell, the furniture makes the space. As summer approaches, you’re probably looking […]

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4 Reasons to Choose Aluminium Outdoor Furniture

4 Reasons to Choose Aluminium Outdoor Furniture

October 18, 2018

Because your outdoor setting can set the tone for all of your outside pursuits, it’s essential to choose the right one. That way, your friends and family will have a beautiful space to enjoy all things outdoors together. Aluminium is […]

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4 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Area

4 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Area

October 18, 2018

If you’ve got an outdoor area you’ve long neglected, it’s time to take up the tools and give it a face lift. With little effort, you can turn a tired alfresco space into a genuine sanctuary set up for play, […]

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Hosting the Ultimate Outdoor Event

Hosting the Ultimate Outdoor Event

October 18, 2018

While all four seasons are amazing in their way, we all look forward to the summer months when the outdoors are warm and welcoming. Hosting your friends alfresco is a welcome way to get together, so if you’re planning an […]

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How to Clean Your Aluminium Furniture

How to Clean Your Aluminium Furniture

October 18, 2018

When the sun is shining, and you’re keen to get outside, the last thing you want to deal with is uninviting, grubby chairs and tables. To keep your outdoor aluminium pieces spotless and ready-to-use, cleaning them every so often is […]

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