As kiwis we love our Baches and over the summer break they are often at the heart of our celebrations. Here are a few tips to get your Bach party ready for the festive season.
1. Fill your fireplace
You won’t be stoking the flames for another few months so for now stack left over wood or candles in the fireplace. Or switch it up and place large shells or a hunk of coral to give it a coastal vibe.
2. Hang flowy curtains
Change out your heavy black out curtains for flowy light and breezy curtains. These will still keep the strong NZ sun out while also letting you marvel at the view. You will also be positively impacting the environment by taking advantage of the natural light from the long summer days.
3. Outdoor dinning
You will be spending a lot of time eating and relaxing outside so invest in some good quality water resistant cushions, chairs and loungers. Comfort is key on holiday but don’t compromise on style, add florals and tropical patterns with block colours to freshen things up.
Another must have item this summer are the large timber outdoor lanterns (pictured opposite). Place a few around your entertainment area and simply light the candles to set the mood for the night.
Ensure that the Bach is cohesive with its surrounding natural environment. Choose colours that replicate the outdoors and don’t go overboard with decorating. When your family and friends come to stay you want them to feel like they can kick off their shoes and relax.
You don’t need a huge budget to spruce up your Bach, try moving different pieces to another room or changing the layout of your furniture. You will be surprised how new everything looks once you mix it up. Finish off with some freshly picked flowers from the garden and you’re ready for summer.
Rebecca O’Fee - O'Fee Interiors