Indoor Style meets Outdoor Living

March 6, 2021

At Design Warehouse we love the idea of applying an interior touch to outdoor living spaces, turning an otherwise neglected patio or verandah into a proper living area with all of the cosiness that entails.

Just like inside your home, comfort and functionality are paramount when choosing the furniture for your outdoor room. Some key elements you could consider are sectionals, coffee tables, occasional tables and accessories that work well both inside and out.

First, think about how you will use your space. Will it change depending on the season? Do you want pieces for maximum tanning opportunities or to relax on with a warm throw on a sunny winter’s day? We also recommend thinking about pieces that offer flexibility to accommodate varying numbers of people, and ones that will work for formal and informal gatherings.

While quality is always important when buying any furniture, it’s even more critical with outdoor furniture that will be exposed to the extremes of sun, rain and wind. There have been huge advances in fabric technology however, and after careful research we chose to work with the incredible Sunbrella®. Sunbrella® fibres come saturated with highly UV stable pigments, as opposed to traditional dyeing methods that only add colour to the fibre’s exterior. This means they are not an applied finish that would wash off over time, and will maintain their signature hue for many years to come.

Amazon Aluminium Furniture Collection

Amazon Aluminium Sectional Furniture Collection in Coal


We love the multi-functionality of sectional sofas, which means that they can work easily with any environment. Perhaps you have a smaller area, which would look fantastic with one of our elegant two seater Amazon Outdoor Sectional Left Arm Sofa. Place it with a couple of modular side tables on each end and you have interior styling applied to an outdoor space that you will relax in and enjoy. Built from incredible, robust powder coated aluminium in a dark and moody coal, the Amazon Collection also comes with Sunbrella® cushions included (as shown on site), which as aforementioned are through-dyed, UV treated, look and feel great.  If you need to fill a larger space, this effortlessly chic collection is an eight piece strong range, making it incredibly versatile. Whether you opt to have a gorgeous Amazon Sofa or Club Chair on its own or as part of the wider modular collection, rest assured that you’ve made the most of your outdoor area with pieces you will love for years to come.

Sutherland Outdoor Teak Coffee Table Rectangle Angle

Sutherland Reclaimed Teak Coffee Table


The modern coffee table is an essential for outdoor living, whatever your chosen aesthetic. At Design Warehouse we offer a range of styles, from rustic styles to the perfect round coffee table. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect organic style to complement your reclaimed teak deep seating set, or after a modern, minimalist flavour to bring into your wicker setting, we have everything you need in store, online and available to send to you, anywhere in the country.

If you’re interested in reclaimed wood furniture, the Sutherland Outdoor Teak Coffee Table is a statement in style and craftsmanship. Large slats of wood form a table top thats edges have been curved delicately, while slender lengths of wood are rounded off to support the top, in a base that is both stylish and airy.  Accent and coffee tables made of teak wood are renowned for sustainability and durability; plus a teak table weathers outside beautifully.

Gazzoni Teak And Rope Dining Stool

Gazzoni Teak And Rope Stool


Ottomans and stylish stools will never fail to add functionality and create more of an ‘interior’ style for your outdoor area. Whether you’re adding an ottoman to one of our chairs or using a stool to accommodate an extra guest, you can’t go wrong with accessorising with one of these multifunctional wonders.

An absolutely classic piece, our Gazzoni Stool, made from gorgeous Reclaimed Teak and Rope ticks all the boxes: comfortable, appealing, and adaptable.  A unique design offers up options for transforming your space with stellar style making this great piece of outdoor furniture a worthwhile addition to your home space.

If your style is industrial and/or unabashedly modern, look to our fabulous range of raw concrete stools for an added urban edge. The Blok Square Letterbox stools will turn your suite into a state-of-the-art setting, and also work as extra side tables due to their angular form and solidity.

Studio Rug Two - outdoor carpet nz

Studio Two Rug

This is where you can really amp up the indoor look in the outdoors. Don’t think that just because you’re creating an exterior space that you can’t accessorise. Start with rugs; you’ll find a large selection of rugs these days that specifically designed to handle the outdoor elements. Our Studio Two Outdoor rugs are made from an incredible weave of polypropylene rope in a chunky ‘knit’ that are soft as well as supremely stylish. UV-treated and through-dyed in taupe, they look fantastic and help define your chosen spot for the ultimate in outdoor relaxation.

Design Warehouse looks forward to helping you each step of the way to find the right pieces and shape for your personal vision. And don’t forget, Sunbrella® cushions are included with the purchase of all deep seating pieces as shown on site. Shop our website to see hundreds of styles and all in stock or visit our designer outdoor furniture showroom, we are open daily and look forward to speaking with you. Request a quote by calling (0800) 111-112 to place your order immediately.

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