Design Tips

How to style an outside space

Organise your outside space and create visual interest. From small balconies in urban spaces to courtyards and country gardens, we have a number of easy ways to accessorise and decorate an alfresco area and help create somewhere calm and beautiful for you to relax in. 

Styling Small Spaces

No matter how small your space is it can be magical. Style a cosy nook with compact and stylish furniture then dress with lanterns and planters. Make use of space with vertical planting structures and cover up dull walls with splashes of colour and greenery. To set a calming backdrop don't be afraid to change the colour of an outside wall, a new tone can help transport you to Tuscany or Greece in an instant.

Alfresco Dining Ideas to Accomodate all the Family

Create an alfresco dining area perfect for family gatherings. Make a focal point with a striking table, for space use benches rather than individual chairs. We love our Oso Wooden Dining Table and Bench, made from reclaimed teak with a soft weathered look that fits so effortlessly into a garden landscape. Go to town with table accessories, lanterns and planters. Zoning areas on a terrace or lawn is a great way to entertain. Style a separate space for drinks and relaxation that is set apart from your dining area.

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Tactile, Relaxing Spaces for Lazy Afternoons Outside

Don't forget one of the most important things, comfort. You want to make sure you can while away the time with a book or glass of wine. Lay smaller scatter cushions over large oversized cushions for the ultimate in comfort and don't be afraid to throw a rug outside to add a finishing touch and make a truly relaxing area. To keep you warm as the evening draws in, cuddle up under luxuriously soft throws and if you've got the space, light a fire pit and watch the embers burn long into the night.

Set the Scene with Outdoor Lighting

Lighting is so important for setting an atmosphere, from beautifully crafted brass outdoor lights such as our Obre Caged Outdoor Light to the simple additions of lanterns and tealights, you can quickly bring warmth and light to a dark space, make sure you get to prolong your time outside. 

Add Greenery with Elegant Planters

Planters in a mix of sizes and shapes like our Abari Tapered Planters can transform your balcony or terrace into a small, natural Eden. For a larger space, it's the perfect way to screen off sections and break up an outside area. When you're planting try and find a spacefor nature, no matter how small, by choosing plants that attract butterflies, bees and birds. The sense of pleasure your outside space gives will be enhanced tenfold as you watch the delights of the natural world unfold. 

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