Patio & Garden Design

Over the last decade, at Lazy Susan we’ve seen first hand how British homeowners have started to embrace the concept of ‘outdoor living’ and the patio has become synonymous with the creation of stylish outdoor spaces that flow with the home. We know about good patio and garden design and we use this platform to share our experience and offer a little advice. From the latest trends to the fundamentals of good design, we are strong advocates of the outdoor room.

Choosing patio materials

Patio Block Sett

Our patios are as diverse as our homes. From large rectangular decking to a free-form slate patio. And today there are so many different patio materials you can choose to use for the surface, that the decision can be a tricky one. This post is a run down of some of our favourite patio materials.…

A simple guide to patio design

Lily Cast Aluminium Garden Furniture Set

When it comes to planning a new patio, you must use the basic principles of design. And this is a simple Lazy Susan tried and tested guide to patio design that will hopefully help you do just that. Easy to follow, it will help you get started and give you a few pointers that’ll help…

Hot UK garden trends for 2013

Garden Room Conservatory Furniture

I know we recently posted a post looking at some of our favourite garden furniture trends and pieces for summer 2013. But there is so much happening in UK in terms of garden trends at the moment. We really have the outdoor decorating bug in this country and I’ve read some great articles online and in…

How to achieve the perfect patio

Emma Cast Aluminium Garden Furniture Set

We’ve had some great weather here in the UK over the last few months. Well it certainly feels like we’re in for a better summer than last year, so lets keep those fingers crossed that it continues. I know this weekend is forecast to be a good one, so why not get outside and spend a…

The joy of solar powered garden lighting

Square Stone Solar Post Lamps

We touched on landscape lighting in last months decor trends article. This month I wanted to look at garden lighting in a little more detail. From post and wall lights to solar powered and security lights, good garden lighting can make your outdoor space by extending use into the evening, and create visual interest from…

Garden decor ideas and inspiration

White Birdball Birdhouse

Last month we took a close look at some of the garden furniture trends that we’re predicting will be hot this summer. This month I wanted to broaden that out and look more at the garden decor and accessories that we think will be the in ‘thing’ for our gardens and patios in 2013. No…

The latest outdoor furniture trends

Lazy Susan Outdoor Drinks Trolley

Sectional sofas, accent tables and lounge chairs – they may sound like interior design ideas for your living room, but they are in fact some of the latest outdoor living trends and buzzwords we’re throwing around for 2013. The garden furniture industry has come a long way in the last 20 years, with style and…

Planning a new garden room?

Rosenlund 15 Garden Room

The past decade has seen the rise of what we generally call – amongst a host of other names – the garden room… With our busy homes bursting at the seams, and modern house building seeming to feature smaller rooms with less storage than decades past, we are now on the look out for new…