With new rules now in place meaning we can finally meet people in our private gardens, now is the perfect time to get our gardens summer ready!
One of the most important pieces of furniture to have in your garden is seating, whether that is an outdoor dining table for some late afternoon garden lunches, or some comfy garden sofas to catch up with friends and family you haven’t been able to see through lockdown.
Hammocks are fantastic for a little outdoor me-time. Grab some lemonade and a good book while you lay in the sun and enjoy some calm, relaxing time to yourself. Beanbags are also a great way of adding some snug seating to your outdoor socialising space, it’s the perfect seating to keep you cosy and comfortable during the upcoming British summer nights.
While it looks like a summer getaway may not be on the cards this year, we can all try and make the most of the warm weather while at home. Sun loungers are the most zen piece of garden furniture you need so you can lie back in the garden, relaxing in the sun and imagining you’re on the beach somewhere in the Mediterranean.
Talking of that Mediterranean feeling, a lot of stylish outdoor decor and furniture pieces are heavily inspired by the Med, as well as Morocco, such as rattan and wicker furniture. If you are going for what’s currently on trend, then terracotta pots, ottomans with geometric patterns, and Moroccan-style lanterns and fairy lights are what you’ll need. Attaining that bohemian style garden is a great way to get that holiday feeling at home.
If you only have a small garden, an interesting way to give it some style is by layering plant pots. Using different sizes, shapes and even placing them on stands to put them at a variety of heights will make your small space look like a mini jungle, giving you that fresh feeling every time you step outside for some Vitamin D.
Lying in the sun, and having little garden picnics is a super fun activity for the whole family, so try investing in a couple outdoor rugs. You can layer them up for larger gatherings, and add a couple cushions to sit or rest your head on for added comfort.
As the weather gets warmer, and we will all inevitably be spending more time outdoors, we’re all going to need some fun outdoor activities! Gardening can sound a little mundane at first, but we can all find a little more time to connect with nature every once in a while.
Buying some hanging pots for some new plants can be a fun way of spicing up your decor, while having the excitement of watching your new plants grow. The occasional slight chill you get on a summer evening in England can be solved with a fire pit. Fire pits are great for keeping you warm, but you can also grab some marshmallows from your local supermarket and get toasting!
This summer, it’s all about garden time. Big or small, you can create an inviting space for your friends and family, while also having a relaxing area that reminds you of the summer holidays abroad that hopefully aren’t too far away.