Host an indoor picnic
Thursday, 23 February 2017 1:31:53 pm Australia/Melbourne
Turn your stay-at-home date night, movie night or mid-week meal into a magical indoor picnic.
We’ve pinpointed décor tricks and styling ideas to ensure your cosy indoor picnic is a chic and functional occasion. Chances are, you’ll be inclined to stage more of them as the winter months draw close.
Set the Scene
Your inbuilt or freestanding Cannon Heater is the perfect backdrop for this special affair. Enjoy a picnic setting in front of a panoramic view and the mesmerising glow of realistic eucalypt-look logs (without the mess of a real log fire).
Keep it Low
Transform your low coffee table into your dining space. Keep the proportions maintained with low glass tumblers and serving platters.
Bringing this outdoor setting indoors is just the beginning in setting the tone. Contrast faux fur blankets against polished floorboards and bright, brassy serving bowls atop rustic coffee tables. These little touches will elevate the indoor picnic feel just enough to make it special.
Build a Cubby
Make your own A-Frame tent and deck with fairy lights for an adult interpretation of a cubby house. It’s simple to fold up and stow away and can be moved into your courtyard for a shady recluse.
Just like a Moroccan palace, pile pillows around the table, layer rugs and plump throws over one another and sink into your sumptuous picnic set-up.
Keep it Green
Roll out some AstroTurf underfoot or compile your favourite indoor plants into a mini greenscape to mimic a summer garden picnic. This camp mug candle is a nifty craft project to help with the transformation.
Remember, your picnic doesn’t have to be a banquet. It could be a sweet dessert picnic, cheese plate tasting or just the ultimate hot chocolate break before bed.