With shorter nights and longer days, summer is the best time to entertain your loved ones at home or, more specifically (if the weather allows), in your garden.
Come summer, your garden can become an extension of the home, offering that much-needed space to live and play. Creating a stylish outdoor space that mirrors the beauty of your interior is simpler than you think too.
In this blog post, we share our golden rules for creating an outdoor space you’ll be proud to entertain in during summer and beyond, which means your summer evenings are sorted!
DON’T forgot those interior design rules
As an unofficial extension of your living space, decorating your garden, or at least your deck or patio, as you would any other room in your house is important. With this in mind, you shouldn’t neglect those interior design rules when creating a gorgeous entertaining space.
Make your deck, patio or courtyard feel like another (extra special) room of your home by creating a feature focal point that will sit at the centre of your entire seating arrangement. A firepit is an impressive focal point that’ll keep those summer chills at bay come the evening. Or you could even add a coffee table!
DO bring the indoors out
Bringing the indoors out, without damaging your carefully picked homewares and accessories, is possible with the right product selection. Our stunning outdoor rugs for instance can be used in the garden or home to create that focal point we mentioned earlier or as the basis for a layered look that is as comfortable as it is intimate.
You can find out more about our Eco Rugs – which are crafted using 100% recycled plastic for a sustainable, durable, washable and mildew-resistant finish, and surprisingly soft feel – right here.
DON’T forget those home comforts
While they may not be designed to withstand the wet or damp conditions the great British summertime is better known for, our wool cushions and throws provide that cosy coverage you need to see out the evening even as temperatures take a dip.
Thanks to wool’s natural temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking abilities, our cushions and throws can be relied on to keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. This means your party can continue whatever the weather.
The addition of a So Cosy cushion or throw also further cement that homely feel that’s always inviting when entertaining indoors or out.
DO think beyond the summer months
Here at So Cosy, we’re firm believers in investing in homewares and accessories that are built to last. That’s why we only use the highest quality, natural, eco-friendly and ethical materials to help add those flourishes to the spaces that are important to you. With this in mind, every change in your garden should be made in the same spirit.
Adding a permanent indoor nook to your outdoor space is a great idea that’ll help you use your garden – and those fabulous homewares and accessories – more throughout the year. Real Homes share their tips for doing just that:
“You could even build a pergola – DIY store options are the most affordable – or use trail fast-growing climbers such as clematis or wisteria across taut wires supported on a basic frame. For comfort and quality, lie back and enjoy a padded sun lounger. After all, what could be more relaxing than eating lunch outside on a hot, sunny day, sheltered by the foliage on your pergola, with the sun filtering through the leaves?”
Ready to deck out your garden space with the warming and welcoming homewares and accessories that make it really feel like home? Check out our full range today.