With warmer days and longer evenings on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to refresh your garden, ready for spring and summer socials with loved ones.
With the right styling and carefully chosen accessories, your outdoor space can be an extension of your home, creating a cosy, comfortable backdrop for all your alfresco gatherings.
How you can bring the indoors, outdoors
Bringing the indoors outdoors doesn’t require too much effort. Just a few key pieces can transform your garden and turn it into an outdoor living space you and your guests will love socialising in.
Here’s how you can achieve this on-trend look with a few simple accessories...
1. Outdoor Rugs
What better way to bring the indoors outdoors than with an outdoor rug? Outdoor rugs are becoming an increasingly popular trend – and it’s easy to see why.
Not only do they extend your outdoor space, but they create a defined living area outside. They also have several practical benefits, as they cover up imperfect areas of the garden and stop you from walking dirt into your home.
When choosing an outdoor rug, look for one that’s made from weatherproof materials, such as polypropylene or PVC. They’re tough, durable and will last you for summers to come.
Benuta stock a gorgeous range of outdoor rugs in a selection of patterns and styles (pictured above). Why not take a look to see if any suit your garden style? If your starting your garden design from scratch, pick your favourite rug and build your garden aesthetic around it.
2. Garden Lighting
Nothing makes a garden feel cosier than outdoor lights. Fairy lights create a relaxed ambience while transforming the look of your garden after dark, allowing you to make the most of your outdoor space.
Whether you prefer warm or white bulbs, hang your chosen solar-powered lights around your fence, canopy or pergola and watch them flick on as soon as the sun goes down. With a glass of wine in hand, there’s nothing more relaxing.
Lights4Fun has a range of outdoor lights to transform your space for spring and summer. Pictured above is their Warm White Edinburgh Solar Festoon Lights and they also stock lanterns and LED candles to light up your pathway. Cosy!
3. Outdoor Cushions
Outdoor cushions are ideal for lounging and are the perfect way to create a comfortable living space outside. Whether you use them with your garden chairs or pop them on the floor as additional seating, they create a relaxed setting, helping your guests feel more at home.
Most outdoor cushions are waterproof, so it doesn’t matter if you leave them outside in the rain. The Nautical Stripe Cushion from Very (shown above in navy) is cool and classic, adding a beachy vibe to your garden.
4. Garden Blankets & Throws
If there’s one thing you can count on with the British weather, it’s that it’s bound to get a little chilly as soon as the sun goes down. Providing a selection of blankets and throws for your guests is the best way to keep your gathering well into the evening.
When you or your guests aren’t using your blankets and throws, strategically draping them over your Lazy Susan tables and chairs to add a touch of style to your garden.
If you’re looking for an exceptionally made outdoor blanket, Weaver Green has a beautiful selection of water, stain and moth resistant blankets (shown above is their Oxford Stripe range). They have the same look and feel like wool, but they’re made entirely of recycled plastic bottles.
5. Garden Table Accessories
If you’re dining in the garden with your guests, you’ll want your Lazy Susan Garden Table to look the part. With a few carefully selected accessories, you can replicate the dining room experience outside.
This also has practical benefits, as it’ll keep your guests away from the kitchen while you’re preparing their food and drinks.
Serving trays provide a beautiful backdrop to your table and make the colours of your culinary dishes pop.
Battery or LED-powered candles add magic to the table, while a vase in the centre of your table containing freshly cut flowers creates the perfect centrepiece for your alfresco garden party.
To really add the wow factor, why not integrate herbs or flowers from your garden amongst your table setting?
We’d love to see how you get on with transforming your outdoor space. Take a photo alongside your Lazy Susan garden furniture, and we’ll donate money to charity. Simply send in your snaps to [email protected] or tag us on Instagram or Facebook @lazysusanfurniture.