Beautiful Summer Fixtures For Your Al Fresco Room

As each summer comes around, I notice that more people every year are opting for the ultimate luxury – a room outdoors where they can relax, play games with their kids or entertain guests for informal meals and cool summer drinks. Outdoor cooking areas are also proving popular with people who like to spend time with their friends as they prepare the meal rather than getting stuck in the kitchen while everyone else has fun outdoors. And stylish homeowners know that getting the design right in the al fresco room is just as important as decorating indoors.


Chilling In The Heat

Of course, it makes sense to fit a ceiling fan to help you stay cool and comfortable; you might not think of shopping for fans in lighting stores, but at Lighting Illusions, we have a terrific range, many of which are suitable for outdoor use and some are especially designed for coastal conditions. One of my personal favourites is the Antique Brass Majestic Little Bay. I think its unique and traditional design really evokes the long, lazy summers of the past, and the fact that it’s an Australian designed ceiling fan built to meet the needs of the Australian climate makes it an all-round winner in my book. It’s designed for outdoor use, and it is perfect for a porch ceiling, an el fresco room or a cabana. It has a fun and relaxed look, and it’s very efficient and effective for cooling, too.

Evening Entertaining

Our fabulous climate makes outdoor parties the obvious answer to summer entertaining, and whether it’s a big occasion or just a few friends relaxing after dark with a summery cocktail, getting the lighting right is one of the top priorities for most people. When you see the fantastic range of outdoor light fixtures in our lighting warehouse, you’ll know there is no need to compromise on design when you’re choosing something practical for your al fresco room.

Whether you live by the ocean or not, the marine theme is very much on trend right now, and the 304 Stainless Steel Lume Light is one of the most stylish examples you’ll find. Suitable for all weather conditions, this stainless steel light brings to mind ocean liner style mixed with sturdy shipboard practicality. Those with traditional homes and tastes are spoiled for choice as well. Check out the Medium Austin Cast Aluminium Light for a taste of what’s on offer. Featuring a traditional cast aluminium, oil-rubbed bronze frame with etched seeded glass panels, it gives out a soft even light that is perfect for creating just the atmosphere you’re after.

Choose the right fixtures from Lighting Illusions and you’re well on your way to a summer to remember forever, with cool evenings spent in the el fresco room and out in the garden with friends and family. Let us help you add the soft light and the cool breeze that can make it even better than before.