Transform an outdoor space into an exotic retreat. Whether it’s a courtyard, a patio area or a balcony, we have some great ideas

  1. Use forged iron furniture, mixed with dark wooden tables to create an ethnic charm. The carved low level table adds authenticity to this setting

8 ways to create an exotic outdoor space

Create an ethnic charm using forged iron furniture and low level dining.

Create an ethnic charm using forged iron furniture and low level dining.

2. Create a bohemian feel with a splash of Moroccan flavour. Add jewels, use striking colours and add dazzle with sparkling glass and lanterns. Add interest with mosaic tiles.

Add Morrocan flavour with jewels, striking colours, dazzling glass and Morrocan tiles

Add Morrocan flavour with jewels, striking colours, dazzling glass and Morrocan tiles

3. Use rich colours and exotic fabrics to create a luxurious ambience

Rich colours

Rich colours

4. Mix vintage with modern. This daybed piled high with natural textures adds a modern feel to this outdoor retreat

Combine textures

Combine textures

5. Use colour to make a statement. Don’t be afraid to paint a wall with a striking colour. Bold colours will reflect the natural sunlight creating a stimulating courtyard.

Make a statement

Make a statement

Make your space stand out

Make your space stand out

Bright coloured pots sit well against a painted wall

Bright coloured pots sit well against a painted wall

6. Plant an abundance of succulents, evergreen shrubs and bouganville. To create an interest, group plants together en masse and pay attention to the design and beauty of the pots, as well as the planting.
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Group planting to create interest

Group planting to create interest

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7. Don’t forget to create a shaded area! In hot climates it is often more comfortable to place the seating areas in the shade.

A shaded area with a Morrocan flavour

A shaded area with a Morrocan touch. Cushions piled high for comfort . Note the layering of rugs for added texture and style.

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8. Add a fire pit for cooler evenings

Build your own fire pit

Build your own fire pit

Or add a stylish accessory

Or add a stylish accessory

8. Keep things simple for a super stylish retreat

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Or indulge your passion and create an exotic outdoor heaven!

Pure Heaven

Simple clean lines

Simple clean lines create a luxurious haven

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