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Five Outdoor Space Style Ideas

Summer is on its way and now is the time to think about outside, and so here are five outdoor space style ideas from Style My Home. Irrespective of the size of your garden, even if you only have a small courtyard, patio or decking area, the time is right to make the space more inviting, welcoming and fun for those sunny days ahead and al fresco dining. In the latest article from Style My Home, the interior design and property staging experts located in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, we look at outdoor space style ideas that will instantly transform the outdoors of your property giving you an extra room to relax in, unwind, dine and entertain. Our ideas will enable you to make the most of outdoor living, bringing style and function to those outside areas. 

Cushions, hammocks, bunting, lanterns and planters

Fun seat pads and cushions

Choose colourful cushions that will brighten up any garden. You can make a real impact that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. There are an abundance of designs available, many of which are made in waterproof materials so that they are sturdy enough to withstand the British weather. Don’t be afraid to mix and match and be bold! Scatter cushions will add a pop of colour to any outdoor space and whilst adding texture, they also provide additional comfort. Cushions will easily update your furniture and vibrant colours are perfect for the summer months ahead. Go contemporary with geometric patterns or Mediterranean by choosing blues and creams. 

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Brightly coloured bunting

Bunting is a versatile accessory that doesn’t need to be just for children’s parties. It can be added to give your garden an extra bit of pep and interest. And who said that bunting could only come in triangular shapes? Choose from garlands of fabrics and mix them up. It’s a great accessory to bring a smile to everyone’s face and today weatherproof fabrics allow for all the elements of a British summer. Bunting can run along fences or intertwine with fairy lights for a bright, fun and colourful effect.

Lantern lights

If you are looking for a decorative touch, which conveys style and creates a magical atmosphere, hanging lantern lights fit the bill perfectly. The options are limitless and range from those than can hang from trees or a pergola to floor lanterns. Candle lanterns are also available and they come in a variety of materials ranging from glass, metal, bamboo to copper in a variety of colours. You will find there are many designs ranging from elegant, classic and modern which are eye-catching and decorative. Often they add that subtle illumination to create a cosy atmosphere in your favourite spots in the garden or on your patio.

Planters and obelisks 

Planters are perfect to create height and shape in your outdoor space. They can be planted with trees, shrubs and colourful perennials and they are super for framing entrances. They particularly come into their own when you are short on space, particularly on a balcony, decking or patio.  Obelisks provide support for all your climbing plants including clematis and roses and create a focal point and interest. They come in all shapes and sizes including rounded and oblong, pyramids and rectangular and various colours from traditional rustic to green, black and brown. 

Hanging chairs and hammocks

A hammock or hanging chair is perfect for providing blissful tranquillity. What better way for a snooze or reading a book in the sun then a hammock that gently sways from side to side? They also look stylish and do make a statement. And don’t forget to decorate them with your favourite cushions. 

How can Style My Home help you transform your outside areas?

There really are so many ways you can bring style to your outside areas. We hope our outdoor space style ideas have shown you how bright cushions, colourful planters, bunting, hammocks and lantern lights can bring outdoor areas to life. You may even use outdoor textiles that reference your interior styling, therefore bringing the inside outside. Our ideas are aimed at making you, your family, friends and guests relaxed and comfortable. Call Caroline on 01892 352050 or email [email protected] for all your style requirements whether inside or outside the home.