With the weather improving and lockdown allowing us to meet inside and outside achieving an amazing outdoor social space doesn’t need to break the bank.

With careful planning and some imagination, entertaining at home is a breeze!

Awnings, Parasols and Heating:  For heating there are lots of options including infrared lights (whether wall mounted or free standing), a Chiminea, fire pit or wood burner.

Seating and soft furnishings:  Even a garden bench can be spruced up with a lick of outdoor paint and some outdoor cushions and throws.  There is a huge selection around to suit many budgets and styles.  Habitat and Wayfair have specialist furniture for a modest budget.  Outdoor rugs add extra layering.

Lighting:  Candles, hurricane lamps, solar lamps and string lighting.  A great selection can be found at www.Lights 4 fun.co.uk

Decoration:  Bunting, mirrors and outdoor art along with plants and flowers will add to the indoors/outdoors feel.

Think of a general theme and work around this to achieve your perfect space.  Have a look at our Pinterest board for Inspiration https://www.pinterest.co.uk/clarabee1/gardens/

This article appears in NappyValleyNet’s Design & Build Guide 2021 page 91, if you have not had a copy delivered through your letterbox email the NVN team with a delivery address annabel@nappyvalleynet.com