The sun is shining which means it’s time to bring the indoors out and turn your garden into an extra room for relaxing, dining and entertaining. Dressing your outdoor space is just as important as your indoors at this time of year and, just like your home, your garden has a character of its own, so it’s important to pick pieces that suit the space available. I chose to partner with Barker & Stonehouse on this post because I think they’ve got a great range of outdoor furnishings that can suit any style of garden – from pristine lawn in the countryside, to small balcony in the city.
I like to pull together an outdoor patio scheme in the same way I would a living room:
- Select the core furniture pieces – garden furniture sets are great for creating an effortlessly cohesive look in larger settings (lots of Barker & Stonehouse’s come with integrated fire pits, ice buckers or lazy susans!), or more compact garden bistro sets are perfect for making the best use of space in smaller patios and balconies.
- Ground the space with a large outdoor rug, which also works to define the outdoor entertaining area and make the space more homely.
- Select a focal piece to draw the eye in and help the layout of the space feel more intentional and considered. This could be a bar, coffee table, BBQ or fire pit.
- Bring in various garden accessories – I find that this is what tips an outdoor area into becoming a comfortable, inviting and stylish space. Think outdoor clocks (yes they exist!), shelves, cushions, blankets and lanterns.
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