During hot summer days, the last thing we want to be doing is spending any of it indoors and wasting the little bit of the sunshine that we get during British summertime. For many of us, this means that we’ll be spending a lot of time in our gardens. If you’re wanting to make the most out of your garden this summer, then transforming your patio area into an outdoor dining space is the perfect place to begin. We have a few tips to help you get started:
When creating a dining space in our gardens, it’s important that we consider investing in some good quality, weatherproof furniture. There’s nothing worse than having an outdoor dining set that we love and then have it ruined by rain and rust. Alternatively, if you’re feeling a bit strapped for cash and can’t quite afford to purchase weatherproof furniture, we suggest finding a spot where you can store your furniture, keeping it nicely tucked away when the rain arrives. There are also protective covers that you can buy for your furniture if it’s too much hassle to store away every time the weather turns sour or winter arrives.
On the other hand, if the sun’s bearing down a bit too harshly it might also be an idea to invest in a good parasol that can protect you from the sun’s rays, but still allows you to keep enjoying the warm temperatures.
A cool idea for your garden is to create an outdoor bar, which are great for those of you entertain guests a lot. There are a range of outdoor bars that can be built, from simple to more extravagant ideas. If you’re thinking of opting for a bar that can be used as an extra space for socialising, we have a range of bar stools that are great for adding the perfect finishing touch to your outdoor bar. Our Gliss Bar Stools are a good choice for outdoor seating as their acrylic seat tops are a bit more durable and weather resistant than other materials. Available in both green and red, these bar stools add an amazing pop of colour to any bar.
If you want to stretch out the time that you spend in your garden, whether on your own or with guests, then adding garden lighting is the best option. Not only will lighting illuminate your garden during the evenings, but they add a wonderful ambient glow, making it feel more cosy. Try looping some string lights around one of your trees or shrubs, or light up a garden path or seating area with some simple lanterns or stake lights.
Make it Cosy
Regardless of whether it has been one of the hottest days of the year, summer evenings still tend to get a bit chilly in Britain. One way to tackle this problem is by building a fire pit in the centre of your seating area, which is especially great for when you’re entertaining guests. However, if this option is a bit too expensive for you, investing in some cosy cushions and blankets are as equally good at making sure you’re comfortable and warm during the evening.