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On-trend: Turn your backyard into a paradise

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On-trend: Turn your backyard into a paradise

Transport your family and friends to the tropics by transforming your outdoor entertaining area into a creative and colourful mix of tropical patterns, bold statement pieces, toucans, palm leaves and hibiscus.


One of our favourite colours at the moment is Go Alpha from Dulux. The teal-blue shade evokes thoughts of the tropics.

Colour inspiration

Artistic? Why not paint a mural to brighten your outdoor space? We love the tropical feel and colours of this design.

Lighten up

Light your home with the Pineapple string lights from Domayne. The quirky mini pineapples will add a splash of colour and bring a quirky vibe to any space. Visit

  Hello yellow

This vibrant citrus hue conjures up feelings of hope, happiness and positivity. What better colour to introduce into a fun backyard design? The Perry square futon comes from India and is constructed from cotton canvas. It’s from Kas Australia. Visit for local stockists.

We love!

The Tropical Fiesta Toucan Cups in pink and green are from UK label Talking Tables. Shop around locally to find similar products.


Candice's passion for journalism led her to the Sunshine Coast 12 years ago where she has worked across multiple media and communication platforms. An avid traveller (she lists Paris, Venice and Vietnam as her faves), this mum of one loves meeting with people from all walks of life and finds inspiration within their stories. Candice joined the team in 2014 and is MWP's editor.

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