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How to make your garden an extension of your home

Brighten up your outdoor space

By Rebecca Shepherd, 17 April 2017
How to make your garden an extension of your home

With the sun shining, it really is beginning to feel like the warmer months are on their way. Already thoughts are turning to epic barbecues and long summer nights sharing food outside in our gardens with our loved ones.

We've rounded up some ideas which will help you create your own outdoor haven

So, why not think about making your outside space as welcoming and homely as possible? There's no time like the present to start thinking about alfresco dining and putting on comfy outdoor picnics.

To help you achieve your perfect summer garden we've rounded up some ideas which will help you create your own outdoor haven. 


Invest in some Lighting

Whether it's fairy lights you love, little outdoor solar lights or a firepit - just like your living room - lighting will help inject some much-needed cosiness. 

Brighten up your outdoors

Our homes are full of colour, so why not make your garden furniture reflect this? Try brightening up your outdoor space with this Orlando chaise set, perfect for basking in the sunshine. Just make sure you add some brightly coloured cushions for an extra pop of colour and an added homely feel.


Go alfresco

You can't beat eating outdoors on a hot summers day, especially when you've got a beautiful table and chair set to sit on. So when the hot days arrive, be sure to have an al fresco summer and make the most of the good weather while you can!

Add some colour to your garden whilst you eat with a bright orange set

Or sit down and relax with this colourful, bright fuschia set which also comes in blue, and is perfect for small spaces. 

Add some accessories

Ornaments and plants can help make a house a home, and the same can be said for making your garden cosy. Try adding a trellis, which will look fantastic surrounded by climbing plants and flowers, or invest in a herb planter to grow your own lovely herbs. Another way to add some character to your garden would be through garden ornaments like our lovely gnomes. Inject some fun into your garden with this gardening grandma gnome, or how about investing in this 'welcoming' 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