It may be the start of spring, but summer will be here before you know it, so it's time to start thinking about how you’ll make your garden a fantastic place to hang out during those long, hot afternoons. Whether you’re planning a small family BBQ, enjoy eating lunch and drinking coffee under a parasol, or just want to spend the whole day sunbathing with a book, having a beautifully decorated garden will really add to the atmosphere of your days. Whether you’re looking to create a calming, zen space, or something more lavish and flashier, we’ve got some great suggestions of how you can spruce up your outdoor space with some permanent décor.
Outdoor lights are an absolute must, especially if you love whiling away the summer evenings outside to appreciate the stars and cooler air. Most outdoor lighting is often solar-powered, so it needs little maintenance and will turn on automatically as the sunsets. Allowing you to create all sorts of aesthetics, you can place fun, colourful novelty lights amongst flowerbeds, stick to something more neutral and modern, or hang up string lights for a truly whimsical look.
Perfect for combining beautiful aesthetics with some calming sound, water features will look fantastic placed in your garden to bring the sounds of rushing water. With so many available, from elegant, nature-inspired rock formations to modern, obelisk-like structures, these fountains are often accented with LEDs to ensure they still look brilliant as night falls.
Particularly perfect for creating a dazzling patio, or if you have a small garden with little space for flowerbeds, decorative planters are a perfect way to bring both beauty and nature into your garden.
Comfortable and attractive furniture is a must-have for any outdoor space. Whether you have a super large garden, a modest patio, or even just a small balcony, you’ll be wanting somewhere to sit and relax. We know that every home has different needs when it comes to its outdoor furniture, and so we have a huge variety for you to choose from. Check out our super large patio conversation sets if you’re looking for something a little bit lavish, or peruse our smaller bistro sets; ideal for coffees and cakes in the afternoon. We also have singular chairs and tables, or even just sun loungers, all of which have been designed with care to ensure they hold up to changing weather conditions all while looking fantastic.
Whether you love bright and colourful ornaments, cute little characters, or classical stone statues, we have a wide selection of decorative sculptures and figurines to really bring some character to your garden. Create a fairy tale world with some of our more fantastical pieces, fill your garden with calming energy by placing a buddha amongst the flowers, or add a focal point with something more striking.
For some more inspiration on how to make the most of your garden this upcoming summer, check out our articles on Embracing the Later Nights and Summer Patio Ideas, as well as looking through our Gardens Lister.