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Summer Ready Gardens with Laura James

Creating a garden, you love is just as important as the way you decorate the interior of your home, think of it as an extra room or an extension. There are plenty of ways to create an outdoor space that can be stylish and practical enough to make use of all year round. Just like your home think about lifestyle, are you likely to do lots of entertaining or would you prefer a space just for relaxing? Consider seating, outdoor dining and ways to add incorporate your personal style.  

Making the Most of Space 

Planning the layout of your garden can be daunting, especially when investing in larger pieces of furniture. If you have a flat rectangular garden, then deciding where to put things may be straight forward. However, if your garden is on different levels, has steps or a pond, then planning where to position things can be tricky. Like you would in an open plan living space try to use zones. For instance, you might want to incorporate a play area for children or need practical access to the shed. Consider where the sun is at different parts of the day. Dining in the sun might not be for everyone so think a table and chairs with the option of a parasol for shade.  

Alfresco Dining  

When the summer season is upon us most of us love a barbeque; it’s the perfect chance to get friends and family together. You may find you have more space outside than you do inside so you can accommodate more people in the garden. If you enjoy entertaining then an outdoor dining set like the Marston table and chairs would be perfect for a larger garden. If you want to maximise the space outdoors and don’t want a large dining set to dominate the area then try a Bistro set or a smaller dining set with fold up chairs to save on space.  

Relaxed Lounging 

When it comes to summer days having a little sanctuary in the garden is exactly what you need when you want to relax with a morning coffee. As well as a dining space you may want to invest in some reclining loungers or a stylish corner sofa perfect for lazy afternoons. If you prefer something more statement then why not choose a stylish Egg chair?  For more relaxed entertaining, some comfy seating and a coffee table is perfect for guests.  


Garden Accessories & Styling  

To make your outdoor space more inviting, then adding a few personal touches will make you want to use your garden more often. The addition of a few hanging plants, beautiful flowerpots, cushions and a garden rug will add a homely feel to the space. Attaching a large mirror or a collection of smaller ones onto a wall or fence will help create the illusion of more space. Whether you have a courtyard, a flower garden or a small patch of green space be inspired to create a garden you love with Laura James.   

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