Chic Outdoor Experience


Here are some ideas for creating a Chic Outdoor Experience without having to stray too far from the comforts of your home.


Fire bowls

The popularity of fire bowls is still burning into 2021’s trends. The versatility fire bowls can bring allows for many different shapes and sizes as well as the convenience of being portable. Experience the social atmosphere or intimate ambiance while the embers burn late into the night. When made of the classic steel or ‘rusted steel’ materials, carved patterns on fire bowls create lovely designs at night. On the other hand, a minimalist fire bowl made of stone can bring a chic elegance to a patio or poolside area.

Wood-fire hot tub

Wood-fired hot tub encompasses a sustainable way to cut down on electricity costs and allow your hot tub to be installed anywhere you choose. By adding wood to the wood-burning stove, the hot water circulates into the tub making the water toasty warm just like an electrical heated hot tub. The waiting time until you can dip your toes is about 3 hours and wood has to be added to keep the fire going but it all seems worth it when you have a natural way to soak in your tub while soaking up the great outdoors.

(Island Supply company can arrange to supply and ship these to remote locations.)


Performance Fabrics

Outdoor furniture can make a poolside feel glamorous but the fabrics we choose for comfort are very important. Performance fabrics such as solution-dyed acrylics are perfect for your outdoor textile needs. It’s able to retain the color all while not getting too hot in the sun. If you experience a lot of rain a fabric such as a synthetic vinyl is perfect as it’s waterproof. Keeping these fabrics in mind, why not add a grandeur piece like a daybed or quality pool loungers to your pool area.



Chic outdoor Lighting

Low lit lighting on a starry night can create an unforgettable ambiance to your outdoor space. Why not add an adjustable chandelier or large lanterns to your walkways and hanging in the trees.

Minimalist lighting décor made from natural materials are able to add sophistication to your outdoors while still blending in seamlessly into the natural surroundings. The rain may come but with waterproof materials and encased lighting, there is no worry.


Lanterns have many versatile materials too. Wicker, rattan, and metals are just some of the types of lantern materials that are great for the outdoors. Of course, solar lanterns are a wonderfully cost-effective way to provide light your outdoors during nighttime. Lanterns can also be versatile as we can move them to lots of different spaces. They can line your walkways, be hung in trees, or simply placed on tabletops.

Island Supply Company can supply the eco-friendly Tornado Pool/Patio Umbrella range which resists winds up to 95 km an hour and as it is permanently “up” is ideal for housing lanterns and lighting around outdoor areas.


Outdoor Showers

Is there anything more luxurious than an outdoor shower? Rainfall showerheads and plenty of plants can make a shower ultra-relaxing and feel as if we are one with nature again. Without too much of a cost, an outdoor shower can turn an ordinary bathroom or hotel room into a spa-like experience.

A tropical styled shower incorporates ‘natural falling’ water to create the sensation of rain or a waterfall all contributing to a peaceful and calm experience.  Wood pallets, bamboo, and natural stones are all suitable materials for water as well as adding a natural touch for the senses. Plants such as Golden Pothos, Chinese evergreens, and ferns thrive in the misty warm waters as well as helping to purify the air.


There are many ways we can add chic outdoor fittings to increase the value of space all while creating a relaxing outdoor experience only a few steps from your home.


The article was written by Christine Fay Smith

“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer who focuses on interior and hospitality design. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world with her passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”