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Outdoor living is our favourite thing this time of year - our attention shifts from interior design projects to outdoor spaces. Only, is your garden up to scratch for entertaining? Warmer months, mean lovely long days with drinks on the patio, dinners on the lawn, and morning coffees on the deck. Yet too often, the outside is left to the weeds, and it’s probably because we forget that the outdoor space can become one of the best seats in the house!
A modern outdoor patio is characterised by clean lines and modular forms that are aesthetically appealing - and now that summer is here, it is time to get some inspiration. Whether you have a tiny patio or an expansive garden, a few modern touches are all you need to create a minimally inspired oasis! If your garden looks like it needs a little tender loving care - or maybe an injection of some wow factor - then you’re in the right place. Our guide to creating a luxurious outdoor area, from colourful tile design to minimalist dining nooks, will help you take full advantage of the warm weather. Let the summer spent outdoors begin!
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You could opt for a classic wood decking or you could really make a splash and opt for an eye-catching tile on the patio to bring some extra oomph to the space. Choose a whimsical pattern with bright colours and then use more timeless and neutral furniture that won't overwhelm the eye. The whimsical tile brings so much joy and buoyancy to a modern space, it works well in modern and traditional environments, and both indoors and outdoors.
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The garden swings of the '60s and '70s are back, but this time innovative and modern design has made them better than ever before! To make an outdoor space feel as put together as a living room, introduce a garden swing where you can enjoy a wonderful view - they provide a perfect retreat in the garden where you can enjoy the gentle rocking motions in peace. Use colour and materials to create a stylish patio that blends in beautifully with the natural environment and place a Kilim rug to perfectly complement your elevated seating.
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Warm summer days can still bring cooler winter nights. If you want to extend your time spent outdoors and entertain way into the early hours, simply add a roaring outdoor fireplace into your garden patio design. Even if you don’t have a lot of area on your patio to create a built-in fireplace, you can decorate with a fire bowl - a relaxed seating area with a fire bowl provides a warm refuge that allows the family to linger outdoors. To make it extra cosy and stylish, add a pop of colour with accent cushions and pair with a woven blanket for those chilly evenings.
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Channel vacation vibes! Paint everything white and pretend you're in Santorini. The white canvas serves as a perfect backdrop to keep things calm and the area cooler when the sun beats down on it in the warmer months. Introducing natural furniture reminds us of where we are – outside, with nature, and it also allows gorgeous florals to pop even more.
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OJ and avocado on toast, coming right up! If your patio is on the small side, just set up a comfortable space to enjoy a cup of coffee with the morning paper. Take advantage of the sun first thing in the morning and pick a bright spot where you can place an inviting bistro table and chairs. If you have a larger garden, we think it’s a great idea to set up different seating areas so you can enjoy different aspects of your space throughout the day. Remember to surround yourself with gorgeous scented plants to make this the perfect place to hide away with a good book, stimulated by nature.
Modern vintage decor has gained traction over the past few years, and now we're seeing it outdoors as well. If you love the mid-century retro style, a modern vintage patio theme is an increasingly popular look that can give your space some bright and playful aesthetics. There are plenty of ways to re-create this style - incorporating salvaged furniture such as dressers, sofas, cupboards, and tables transform your patio into a little slice of vintage paradise. To define the space and continue the intimacy of your home into your garden party, lay beautiful Persian or oriental rugs underneath your table. Our outdoor rug suggestion would be a gorgeous tribal Kilim with bold contrasting patterns - take a look below at our newest favourites.
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