Despite the typical summer showers we’ve experienced this week, we should hopefully expect to see some more sun this summer (although that is never a guarantee here in the UK!). However, when that glorious sun is shining, in true British fashion we are straight outside and into our gardens. Instead of trying to awkwardly relax on those stiff outdoor chairs you’ve dug out and dusted off from the shed, why not create a wonderful outdoor living room in your garden?
With the right accessories and the right furniture, your mundane patio plot can be turned into a mesmerising and tranquil area, expanding your communal areas into the garden to create a place that you, your friends and your family can enjoy. From the understated to the lavish, below are some simple ideas that will get you outside as soon as the sun hits once again.
The outdoor lounge layout can sometimes be overthought. As fancy as you may want to be, there’s no beating a traditional layout that offers a simple and logical lounge setting. Here we recommend going for a three-piece suite option like you’d find in our Bliss collection
. An easy to arrange and a flexible choice that allows you to effortlessly accommodate to a group of people. You can pick from two-seaters to individual lounges chairs as well as coffee tables. More formalised, this layout gives a comfortable way to socialise in your garden space.
Get The Angle Right
Just like you’d expect to see in your living room, an L-shaped sofa offers you a wide range of options. If you’re looking for a piece of outdoor furniture that will fit a lot of people or you’re on the hunt for a place where you can sprawl out, this is the perfect option for you. Mix the focal L-shaped piece with some stylish armchairs to complete the civilised seating arrangement and you’re all set for a perfect place to host those brilliant barbecues.
Bask in Comfort
Get cosy this summer in a luxurious and modern plush outdoor seating space. Opt for the outdoor furniture
that includes almost too many big, soft and fluffy cushions, which will add not only an abundance of comfort but a feeling of luxury. As always pick from weather resistant suites that withstand those dreaded summer showers and that also dry quickly so as soon as the suns back out, you’re ready to go!
Embrace The Natural
When it comes to gardens, there can be no better furniture than the wicker
. A favourite that has dominated for generations, it works perfectly in both traditional and contemporary settings, it is simple to maintain, it looks great and most importantly, it is durable. An option that does exactly what you need it to, you don’t need to look much further than wicker if you’re wanting to create the ideal outdoor living space.
If you’re lucky enough to have a sizeable garden, why not consider a 360 setting? Take advantage of your garden and the view it offers by creating a peaceful circular seated arrangement. Position your outdoor furniture in this way to get away for the boxier, square, standardised look. Capitalise on a round table and don’t hold back on the amount of cushions you use. This setting helps you and your guests all feel as one whilst you enjoy the beautiful summer days.