Revamp your outdoor space into a luxe haven, and plan a summer of al fresco entertaining.
It's time to take advantage of the impending warmer days and longer summer evenings, and extend your living space to the great outdoors. With options for city balconies, lush expansive lawns and mediterranean inspired courtyards, discover our clever ways to transform your outdoor space and wow friends and family with fabulous botanical soirees.
Start at the very beginning
Transforming any space can be a daunting task, so start with the larger items and build around them - before you know it, you’ll have an adaptable theme on the go, and can gradually select accent pieces to bring your new look together. For outdoor living, begin with furniture; this will most likely be your biggest purchase, so make it a considered one and let it set the tone for the area you are working on. We love Garden Trading for contemporary clean lines, Oka for understated elegance and of course our very own GardenStore, a collection curated by our in-house experts encompassing large rattan effect dining sets, colourful bistro sets and everything in between. If you need some inspiration, take a look at our full outdoor furniture range, and start to build your botanical dream.
Al fresco dining
A wonderful way to easily inject personal style into your outdoor space is with fab tableware. Whether you're hosting a formal dinner, casual drinks or a picnic lunch, create fun themes with gorgeous dinnerware, colourful glassware and natural, textured serveware. Bring your look together with beautiful table linen - take a look at Ali&Co for inspiration. We love this best selling collection of natural linen, bringing character to any dinner setting, and adding a rich pop of colour. For more casual entertaining, turn to Tweedmill for traditional woven picnic blankets and have a tasty feast ready and waiting with delicacies from Clearwater Hampers.
Create the perfect ambience
To truly set the tone and enhance the atmosphere add some soft, twinkling lights, ambient music and tranquil finishing touches like cosy throws and patterned scatter cushions. Any outdoor space can be totally transformed with a few well thought out pieces that instantly change the mood. Add pockets of natural light with elegant candle filled lanterns, get the party going with wireless bluetooth speakers and bring your interior style outside with unique conversation starter accessories like these playful monkey lights from Graham & Green.
It’s all in the detail
You’ve selected your furniture, updated your summer dinnerware and set the atmosphere; it’s time to pull your garden look together. Small details can make the world of difference, and as you start to build your wedding registry, you'll see your personal style show through. Think about new ways to display plants - have you considered the natural woven basketware trend? Or look at hanging your plants for added dimension - perfect for smaller areas where floor space is at a premium. To instantly add luxe to your patio or conservatory, add striking printed outdoor rugs that will breathe new life into the space.
Everyone loves a bbq, but why not mix things up and host your very own pizza and prosecco party? You can’t beat the taste of an authentic, wood-fired pizza, and now you can bring the Italian flavour home, regardless of your outdoor space. Crafted from super light fiberglass and entirely portable, we can’t get enough of the amazing Delivita outdoor pizza ovens, perfect for balconies and gardens alike. Create a fun pizza toppings station, and get your guests involved, building their own delicious creations. As the night draws in, gather around a warm, inviting firepit and toast marshmallows for dessert!
For more inspiration see our curated garden party gift collection.