Get Your Garden Ready for Summer

Trends within interior design over recent years have been heavily focused on connecting our
inside and outside spaces.

With the summer well and truly on its way, follow these Top Tips to ensure your garden is ready for some fabulous outdoor entertaining.

Think All Weather

The sales of Rattan furniture have steadily increased, not only for its stylish appearance but its all weather durability has put the material in huge demand.
Requiring minimal maintenance and coming in a variety of colours and styles you can see why.
This Parisian Corner Group encompasses classic styling thanks to its aluminium framework
and hand-woven double half round rattan weave. 
Modular furniture is a great way to mould your seating around your available space. Play around with compositions to create the most social environment. Flowers and ornaments on the table with pops of colour in the form of cushions will look very inviting for guests.
Maybe even drape a couple of complementary throws over, like you would your sofa, to really create that relaxing space.



Stay Warm

So you have some beautiful cosy throws for when the evening chill comes but to really make an outdoor space feel an extension of your home you need a focal point.
In a living room generally the furniture will all centre around a fireplace.
For your outdoor living room, beautiful stone fire-pits or ceramic chimineas are stylish, versatile and easy to reposition. Alternatively build your own mini fireplace to really create that statement focal point, whilst giving you and your guests much needed warmth!


Dress it

Now this would not be an Interior Design blog without the reference to accessories and the power of dressing a space.

Most outdoor restaurant or pub garden areas all have such attention to detail, whether its the position of planting, funky signage or ornaments, lighting or soft furnishings, collectively they create ambience.

• Use tall plants or outdoor lamps to create height. Position at the side or behind your furniture to make best impact.

• Use rugs to zone the living/chill out space next to the dining area.

• Coordinate your accessories - pick a colour palette and stick to it across crockery, cushions, throws even seat cushions or napkins.

• Think about lighting. Solar fairy lights or lanterns are low maintenance and effective.

Whether you are staycationing, garden lover or becoming more interested in making your garden an enjoyable space these tips can help get you started.

For more information on the wide selection of garden furniture available contact at Cookes
Furniture or pop into our Christchurch or Birmingham store for more information.

Posted by Hayley Allen
20th June 2022

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