Escape to the Outdoors

Summer 2018 is all about expanding your space into the great outdoors by taking the inside outside, to the comfort of your own garden. How? Our experts are sharing their top picks for this season to make most out of your garden space, whilst blending seamlessly into your existing home decor.

Bring out the BBQ

It’s summertime and that can only mean one thing, it’s time to slip a ‘shrimp on the barbie’! Barbecues are the perfect setting for friends and family to gather in the garden to relax, catch up and simply celebrate the summer season. Ranging in styles, sizes and prices, you’re sure to find one to suit your space. 

If a barbecue isn’t for you, then a stylish outdoor pizza oven could be just what you need. Imagine cooking your own pizza right on your patio – it’s a dream come true! Love to play the host? Pull a cool, refreshing pint without ever leaving the garden with your very own garden bar – this one is sure to impress your guests. 

Glam it up

Get that exotic holiday feel with some outdoor lanterns. You can drape them over the fencing or trees / hedges, or simply dot them around the decking, for the ultimate romantic vibe. Combine this with a few simple accessories to really spice up your space. Think stylish cushions on a comfy padded outdoor sofa, to create a sense of home and warmth outside. 

For all you budding garden designers, an outdoor fire pit will become the centre of attention in your garden, whilst adding a classic look to your outdoor decor. Plus, it’s suitable for gatherings all year round! 

Express yourself

Your home is brimming with personality and you want its unique feel to filter through into your garden. Look for a theme that appears frequently throughout your home decor and incorporate that into your garden design. Want to stand out from the crowd? Bold colours and quirky patterns are guaranteed to give your yard that ‘wow’ factor, just ensure it’s complimentary to your interiors. Don’t just stop at your garden furniture either, include an array of rich and vibrant plants and flowers to really make your garden ‘pop’.

Keep your cool

Even the UK heat can be deceiving, so it’s important you have a specific shaded area for when the temperatures soar. Cantilever umbrellas are a great way to create shade from the burning sun without sacrificing time spent enjoying the outdoors. They can be adjusted throughout the day, depending on the weather conditions, and also add to the look and feel of your garden design.