The unpredictable UK weather doesn’t afford much time outdoors, so when the sun does finally come out it’s no wonder we can’t wait to get into our shorts and T-shirt and relax in the garden – preferably after enjoying a good barbecue. Right now, though, summer still seems like a distant dream. But hey, we can dream, can’t we? Of course we can, and these gorgeous outdoor spaces are only going to make us wish even more that summer was already here.
A fantastically laid back and bohemian outdoor space, easily created with some fold out furniture and a few pillows.
You don’t have to have a garden or porch to enjoy the outdoors. This small balcony has everything needed to the make the most of a sunny day. Sure, you can’t invite a bunch of friends round to hang out with you, but you can chill out with a good book and glass of wine, and isn’t that more important?
Creating a gorgeous outdoor space doesn’t have to be a costly endeavour. This patio furniture looks luxurious and expensive, but was in fact made with little more than a few pallets and some cushions and pillows.
Bring a little piece of Morocco to your back garden and relax during the summer months with a nice glass of traditional Moroccan mint tea.
Does life get any better than this? We don’t think so. Recline on this swing and let the worries of the world wash over you.
Sometimes the simplest solutions are best. As nice as those luxurious outdoor spaces are – and there’s no doubt they are – the example above shows just how easy it actually is to create a peaceful and relaxing space in your garden.
This outdoor space is cool and sophisticated. It takes the living outside, something we all want to be able to do during the summer – weather permitting of course.
An outdoor space can, and should, be reflective of your personality and interests, in the same way your interiors are. The example above is filled with cheer and individuality.
This colourful, summery space is ideal for outdoor entertaining. Invite a few friends round for a barbecue, and then recline as the sun goes down with a beer or glass of wine in hand. Pure bliss!
Another lovely example of just how much can be done with a small balcony and a little bit of imagination. An ideal space for one.
How about this for a patio? You’d definitely spend more time outside than inside if you had this waiting for you at home. There’s even a cosy fire for those chilly summer nights that are all to common in the UK.
Outside spaces don’t get any more basic than this. Having said that, it’s the perfect place to soak up the sun and watch the world below go by.
This all-white outdoor space offers a calming and chilled-out environment – exactly what you need after a long stressful day/week at work.
Have you always longed for your own little secret garden? A retreat from the hustle and bustle of life? Well here it is.