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All, INSPIRATION & TRENDS 28 May 2018 Rachael OWT

10 Dreamy Garden Ideas To Get Your Outdoor Space Ready For Summer

I’d love to know if you’re feeling a bit smug right now because your garden is totally Summer ready. Even if it’s a petite balcony, getting a garden ready is one of those jobs that just seems to slip down the never-ending life list. Of course I’m talking from a London perspective where we don’t really have time to breathe, let alone weed the borders. But, having a stylish and pruned outdoor space can transform your Summer and not to mention, the BBQ opportunities. Plus, gardening really is quite leisurely, especially with an Aperol Spritz. But what constitutes a Summer ready garden?

Since we’re loving Rattan right now (see: how to style rattan in every room of your home) it seems appropriate that we’d take a look at some jardin rattan looks that will see you through the next few years. Whatever space you’re working with, outdoor furniture has the power to transform it, as well as a couple of cushions and an outdoor rug if you’re really confident about the sun shining.

1. THE STRIPED COURTYARD

This indoor/outdoor space is basically designed like you would a living room. Let’s face it, here, they don’t have to worry about weather, but it’s great inspiration for how to apply your interior head to your exterior. Choose statement furniture to create a truly bold space. Using a cart trolley like they’ve done here is a great idea for styling plants.

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2. THE MOROCCAN RIAD

Creating a corner wooden sofa bench is a great use of space. Go for waterproof cushion covers to avoid last minute panics.

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3. THE PALM SPRINGS GETAWAY

Outdoor mirrors work just the same as they do indoors, and there’s no reason not to use them outdoors. Perfect for creating more space at the same time as adding some chic style.  Choose a material that is hardy and rust free like rattan. We love this look below, clever boxed seating is a great use of space.

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Dark Handwoven Rattan Mirror £425 Shop here
4. THE URBAN JUNGLE

Go big with your plants to create depth and intrigue, the more you squeeze in the bigger it looks! We love the pop of orange with this black furniture set.

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DESIGN FILES: Owen Harris‘ Fitzroy home. Photo – Annette O’Brien for The Design Files.

– Get the look –

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Black Coon Dining Chair £229 Shop here
5. THE RATTAN RETREAT

This rattan furniture set is the stuff of dreams is it not? Style up your garden with some timeless bohemian rattan. 

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– Get the look – 

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Rattan Stool £149 Shop here
6. THE TEENY TINY BALCONY

Small doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. This petite balcony is packed with bold pattern and print making a small space seem ever so inviting.

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– Get the look – 

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Tropical Cushion £35 Shop here
7. THE HOTEL VIBE

OH, we love a stripe here at Oh What’s This. If you’ve seen our post, The Secret To Getting Your Garden To Look Hotel Chic we talk about how stripes can easily create a luxurious looking space. Pick a colour and get stripey!

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– Get the look –

 

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Striped Cushion £22 Shop here
8. VELVET BOHEMIAN

Velvet is extremely luxurious for an outdoor space, so best to maybe keep it under cover. The Hoxton Hotel do this wonderfully with mustard cushions adding glam to the boho rattan furniture.

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9. POT SHELVING

If you’ve just got a wall to work with, use shelves to create some greenery, like this clever outdoor space:

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10. THE SHELTERED HAVEN

Come rain or thunder, this sheltered corner of paradise will be stylish all year round. Use hanging plants to create height and a rug to add warmth.

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