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The ultimate guide to outdoor furniture and decor this summer

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Makeover your patio and pool area

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Ever look out your back window and wish there was somewhere you could curl up with a good book in the shade or an outdoor setting on the patio where you could read the Sunday papers over coffee in extravagant style? Is the only outdoor furniture you own a couple of broken plastic chairs? Then you need to read this SheKnows ultimate guide to sprucing up your patio, yard and pool area.

Things that make you say WOW

Makeover your patio and pool area

The ulimate in poolside lounging, who could resist the Love Lounge from Dune Outdoor Luxuries. Spend a little private belly-to-belly time with your partner, or indulge yourself with a big glass of Pinot Noir and lose yourself in a good book. Ideal as a gift for the person who has everything else or an extravagant way to indulge, just because you deserve it. (Dune Outdoor Luxuries, prices vary)


Sun worship in style

Makeover your patio and pool area

Dune Outdoor Luxuries certainly has mind-blowing outdoor furniture designs down to a fine art. A little more streamline and sleeker than the Love Lounge, the Conca Sun Lounge is asthetically curved to contour your body. The simple, yet stunning design certainly has the "I want one" factor. (Dune, prices vary)



Makeover your patio and pool area

Bean bags have never been so stylish. Coast Bean Bags are the creme de la creme of the bean bag world. They're tough enough to be weather-resistant all year round and ultra chic to complement any interior without looking out of place. They're also lightweight so you can drag them alongside the pool, on the deck or outside on the back lawn. (Cosh Living, $1280)


LIfestyles of the rich and famous

Makeover your patio and pool area

Lounge like a celebrity with the Sakura Sun Lounger. You can adjust it to four different positions and it's made from this super cool material so if it rains, it's dry within 15 minutes and doesn't go mouldy. Once you have the sun lounge, all you need is a cabana boy to fan you, fetch cocktails and feed you grapes. (Cosh Living, $2630)


Hang about with hubby

Makeover your patio and pool area

Relax in casual comfort with this kingsize hammock from The Hammock Company. There's enough snuggle room for two or more as it holds up to 250 kilograms. The open weave fabric allows air to circulate so you don't get all hot and sweaty. (The Hammock company, prices vary)


Light up your nights

Makeover your patio and pool area

There's something about coloured lights which create a relaxing, almost romantic ambience. You can transform the look of your pool area with LED Moonlight pool lights to look super cool. What's even cooler is these lights flash, strobe and have three levels of dimming. (Poolshopdirect, $119)


Seriously cool near the pool

Makeover your patio and pool area

If you don't have a pool and want the magical ambience created by coloured lights, check out these cube lights — seriously cool. Put them on the Christmas list. They can be used to light up a courtyard, or even as a table and chairs. (Cosh Living, $360 each)

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