5 Tips to help you transform your garden this summer
With the weather finally warming up, there’s nothing better than spending time outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. If you have a patio or a back garden space, you have the perfect opportunity to create a beautiful outdoor space with the right furniture and accessories. In this post, I’ll share some tips and ideas to help you transform your outdoor space into a relaxing oasis that you’ll love to spend time in.
1. Assess The Space:
Before you start shopping for furniture, take some time to assess your outdoor space. Measure the area to determine how much space you have available for furniture and make note of any unique features or challenges, such as uneven ground or limited shade.
2. Define Your Outdoor Lifestyle:
Consider how you want to use the outdoor space. Do you plan to host outdoor dinner parties, relax with a good book, or create a little getaway for a catch up in the evening? Defining your outdoor lifestyle will guide your furniture choices. For dining and entertaining, opt for a spacious dining table and comfortable chairs. If relaxation is your priority, a sectional sofa or a couple of loungers might be more suitable.
Another thing to consider is the position of sun and shade through the day and into the evening. You might want the option of moving furniture around to catch the evening sun, for example. In that case its worth considering a lightweight furniture that you can move when the sun shifts across the garden. We love the Ava and Brus set for this reason, it can be lifted by a small child which makes it even more of a winner!
3. Choose Durable and Weather-Resistant Materials:
Since patio furniture is exposed to the elements, and lets face it, in Ireland it rains a lot, it’s crucial to select materials that can withstand varying weather conditions. Look for furniture made from materials such as aluminium, teak, or synthetic wicker that are known for their durability and resistance to moisture, fading, and rust. Investing in high-quality furniture will ensure that it lasts for years to come, saving you time and money in the long run. Its tempting to go with the cheaper options, but considering the wear and tear through the season, its best to invest in a set that will last for several years. Its also better for the environment if we don’t end up dumping a set each year.
4. Add a bit of Comfort and with Cushions and Pillows:
To make sure your little haven is comfortable as well as stylish, don’t forget to incorporate cushions and pillows. Choose fabrics that are specifically designed for outdoor use, as they are often water-resistant and fade resistant. Opt for colours and patterns that complement your outdoor look and create an inviting atmosphere. Woodies have a great selection of garden rugs which last all summer, the rug gives the feeling of an outside room which you can use to enjoy the long evenings. Consider where you’ll store the outside furniture too, going heavy on the cushions is tempting but you have to take them in each evening!
5. Create Ambiance with Lighting and Decor:
Transforming your outdoor space goes beyond furniture alone. Consider adding ambient lighting and decor elements to create a welcoming atmosphere. String lights, lanterns, and solar-powered path lights can add a soft and warm glow. Incorporate decorative items like outdoor rugs, planters, and wall art into the space. These small touches can make a big impact. There really is no end to the options for decorating the garden, there are some great choices in the garden centres for lighting and colourful plants. If you want to source something a bit different, these Valencia Rattan Cage Lights are a great alternative to the garden centre selection.
With the right patio furniture and accessories, you can transform your outdoor space into a haven of relaxation and entertainment. By assessing your space, defining your outdoor lifestyle, choosing durable materials, adding comfort with cushions, and incorporating lighting and decor, you’ll create an inviting space that you can enjoy all summer long.