With relaxed, balmy days and evenings becoming increasingly frequent in this great British summer of ours, indoor-outdoor living is beginning to seem much more plausible. Whether you have a cosy patio or a long, leafy lawn, blending and expanding indoor living with the outdoor space is a welcome treat in the warmer months.
Dining outdoors is one of the best parts of summer; spending mild evenings outside as the sun sets with friends, good food and endless chatter is my idea of a blissful soirée. Here are our favourite items that will transform your garden into a cosy summer living space.
6 Stylish Summer Garden Accessories
A quality dining set is therefore crucial for bringing the indoor space to the outside – and this Kersey Corner Dining Set is perfect. Featuring a corner sofa, three stools and a table, the set is absolutely perfect for socialising in large groups – there’s plenty of room for all your guests to be seated comfortably and everybody can engage in the conversation.
Bamboo accessories are practically made for the concept of indoor-outdoor living, as they look great in both spaces. The wood is not only a sustainable natural material which is rapidly renewable, but it also injects warmth and tone, creating a fabulously tropical vibe. Even better, bamboo is a durable wood which ages well, so it will continue to look beautiful for years.
I love this Asian-inspired Bamboo Lantern; perfect for hanging over your conservatory dining table to create a gorgeous warm glow as the evenings draw to a close.
With its stylish weave, this Bamboo Bowl is also a lovely accent piece to add to the table. It looks elegant and sophisticated, but also has the added benefit of it bringing a practical element. From delicious fresh fruits to sweet treats, it’s great for creating a sharing vibe among your guests.
I also love this stunning Cutting Board. Made from bamboo and dip-dyed in a white accent colour, this will make another brilliant addition for serving delicious post-dinner cheeses.
In bright teal and green hues, this Tamsin Cushion adds to the tropical vibe of the space, and is ideal for bringing extra comfort to those long social evenings.
Copper is also a beautiful tone to add further warmth to a tropical-inspired indoor-outdoor space. I love this reflective Copper Hurricane; it adds another dimension to the look and the warm glow of a candle around the table will create real ambiance after sunset.
I love bringing a tropical element to indoor-outdoor living, but whatever your style, this concept is a great way to enjoy long, relaxing evenings over the coming months.