The much-loved wicker chair is making a comeback this year, with a boom in the market for both indoor and outdoor woven sets. Here at Desser, we love our wicker ranges and we are proud of the craftsmanship that goes into each and every single range that we create. From hand-woven creations and combining quality materials to designing new unique ranges that are a level above the rest, you really can’t beat a highly-crafted piece. Although we may be biased, you simply can’t argue with the finished product! Every home has a place for a new wicker chair so we’ve put together a guided on why you should buy a new piece.
Month: August 2017
A romantic garden space can be enjoyed by anyone whether you’re entertaining friends and family or relaxing with your partner. If you’re a romantic soul or simply want your garden to have a more calm and inviting feel, you’ll love these tips on how to make your garden a more romantic space.
SeatingNo garden can be truly admired and utilised without seating. It creates the perfect place to relax as well as socialise. Soft sofa-style seating is ideal for creating a relaxed and romantic environment. Spacious yet cosy, our Atlanta Outdoor Range is ideal. The L-shaped sofa style provides a cosy corner, while the cushioned bench can also be used as a footrest for the sofa. The collection is easily adaptable to hosting with its multiple seats and a spacious table. It’s the ideal space to relax with your loved ones after a long day.
Cushions and ThrowsDressing up your garden furniture to create a cosier feel is easily done. Soft, pastel tones create a romantic feel whilst adding a splash of colour to your neutral furniture. Cushions and throws allow you to add your own personal touch to your garden seating area, as well as allowing you to relax outside even on colder nights.
LightingLighting is a simple and effective way to add a touch of romance to your garden. Soft lighting such as fairy lights creates a more calming environment. If you don’t have electricity access outside, then battery or solar powered fairy lights are ideal. They can be wrapped around vines, trees or hung along fencing. Tea lights and candles are also effective in creating a romantic atmosphere. They can be placed in jars along paths or clustered in corners – the choice is yours. A glass jar surrounding for your candles will prevent them from blowing out on breezy days.
FlowersChoosing flowers in colours and scents that appeal to you can instantly make you feel calm and give a romantic feel to your space. Popular romantic blooms include peonies, roses and foxgloves and bell snow-drops. Potted features such as lavender can also add a romantic splash of colour and texture to your flower collection.
WaterWater features within gardens can add a relaxing and romantic element to any garden. If you don’t have a pond in your garden or the budget for a large water feature, smaller products are widely available at a reasonable price.
As we haven’t exactly had the best of summers you may be waiting for a spot of sunshine so that you can finally start your garden revamp. If you’re still on the look for some new ideas to inspire your design, we’ve put together some tips that you can steal for your own setting. Whether it’s a small terrace or larger garden, you can adapt these ideas to fit your space. Hopefully, there’s something here that takes your fancy!
Invest in Some Lovely LightingIf you’re faced with a smaller garden, patio or roof terrace you have the opportunity to create something really special. If you don’t have the luxury of a lawn or different levels consider getting inventive with your lighting to create a stunning space. With the right complimentary planting, whether in pots or growing up walls, you can give your outdoor space an added edge to give your neighbours and friends some garden envy. If you’re working on a right budget then you can opt for fairy lights, tea lights in chic lanterns or solar panel lights that charge themselves. If you have a bit more to work with, include some spot lights to light up your seating space or focal points. You can also look to add hanging lights on your dining table to create an on trend picturesque place to eat.
Let Dining Be Your Focal PointAs you’re aware, we’re obviously keen admirers of adding some rattan garden furniture to your environment and although we’re bias, this really is because it rejuvenates the space. A garden is a place to be enjoyed by the whole family and there is nothing more homely that sitting around a table all together. Consider making your sofa set and dining suites the centre of attention. Do you really need a shed, loads of plants or bog standard patio? Will your family use it? If neither you or your partner are avid gardeners then you don’t want to have a space that you need to constantly maintain. A simple to keep area that just offers a place for everyone to gather is the perfect addition to your new garden – there’s nothing better than eating alfresco in summer so make sure this is in your plans!
Through in A Fireplace or pitAn outdoor fireplace is unbeatable in a garden space as it opens the space up so that you can take your events into the night, offering an inviting appearance that you can enjoy from every part of the garden. It’s also a good way to get more use out of your space, as it’ll remain inviting even in cooler months. A pick we’ve covered before and are highly fond of, there are so many choices for design. You could plan for something built and designed into the rest of your space, invest in an outdoor freestanding wood-burner or chimney or even add a fire pit to the centre of your seating arrangement so you & your guests can cosy up as if you’re around a camp fire.
A Living WallSomething that is bang on trend at the moment, a living wall, without a shadow of a doubt, look amazing. Whether you opt for the modern vertical irrigation and planting system or the old-fashioned trellis and a few good climbing plants, they add a beautiful smell and a vibrant feel to the garden. To best achieve this look, pick a pretty trellis and seek out evergreen plants to give you a nice view all year round. Climbers such as jasmine and honeysuckle, depending on the variety you pick, will provide summer and winter coverage and are heavily scented, too. Passionflower produces exotic flowers and orange fruits are easy to grow. In addition, a strategically placed trellis opens your space up to new secret areas and adds the appearance of depth. You can further emphasis this with built in planters or freestanding pots that continue your flower wall theme so that it effectively divides up the space.
Are you furnishing your garden and want to maximise the use of your outdoor area? With rattan furniture, you are sure to get both beauty and functionality making it perfect for any garden. If you’re considering buying other natural material based furniture, read these benefits of outdoor rattan furniture and make the right decision!