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How to make your garden an extension of your home

Brighten up your outdoor space with colourful furniture and homely accessories

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How to make your garden an extension of your home

The sun is shining and it’s finally beginning to feel like the warmer months are on their way. Thoughts are turning to epic barbecues and long summer evenings spent sharing food over candlelight in the garden with our loved ones.

So, why not spruce up your outdoor space to make it as welcoming and homely as possible? That way, when the perfect weather hits, you and your garden will both be picnic-ready.

To help you achieve your perfect summer backdrop, we’ve rounded up some ideas to help you create your own outdoor haven, from cosy cushions to colour schemes that pop.

Invest in some lighting

Just like your living room, lighting will help inject some much-needed cosiness to outdoor spaces. Whether it’s fairy lights you love, the brighter glow of solar spotlights, or the warm flicker of a fire pit, lighting is a great way to add personality to your garden.

Brighten up your furnishings

Our homes use colour to reflect our personalities and lifestyles, so why not do the same in the garden? This sleek and stylish Orlando Chaise Set is perfect for basking in the sunshine — add some brightly coloured and patterned cushions for a pop of colour to add that homely feel.

 

Go alfresco

Nothing beats eating outdoors on a hot summer’s day, especially when you’ve got the picture-perfect table and chair set for the occasion. This Instagram-ready adorable Parisian-style bistro table and chairs is perfect for sunny breakfasts, breezy lunches and lazy evening dinner and drinks.

Fancy something with a bit more personality? This watermelon-theme table, chairs and parasol set is perfect for sunny BBQs and entertaining crowds.

Alternatively, kick back and chill out in these futuristic fuchsia outdoor armchairs, also available in blue, that are perfect for small spaces.

Accessorise

With your furniture and lighting sorted, add some accessories and planters to give the space the personality that makes a house feel like a home. Trellises and obelisks give plants somewhere to climb and are a great way to break up plain walls and fences. You could also invest in a herb planter to keep your kitchen ingredients on hand at all times.

After something a bit quirkier? Garden ornaments and gnomes are a great way to inject some fun into your garden and guarantee a smile on the face of anyone that spots one. We have a great range, including this sweet gardening grandma, and this adorable unicorn gnome.

Feeling inspired to make your garden an extension of your home? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at George or pop into your local store