Give your Garden that Extra Sparkle this Summer

Littering candles all over a garden makes for the perfect scene

Give your Garden that Extra Sparkle this Summer

The way London’s weather’s been acting at the moment, it seems that fortune favours the weekender. With temperatures hitting 31 degrees last weekend, it should be the law to soak up some rays in the sun. But some of us haven’t worked on our garden game for some time. Here are five simple ways to get your garden feeling a little more like the summer paradise it’s meant to be.

Light it up!

The days are longer! Thank the lord, but, they do end at one point which puts a real downer on your dinner night with friends out back. Doing something as simple as bringing out some heavy-duty candles and lighting them up, even if it’s still bright, lets you melt into the later part of the evening and it looks super stunning.

Make that Patio Purr

One of the leading trends we’ve seen in the sphere of garden design is an onslaught of outdoor rugs. While they have to be heavy-duty and we don’t recommend throwing them on grass, it adds a completely new feel to your space. Bring some comfort from the inside out.

Snuggle Up

Sometimes, during those summer nights, you just want to curl up with the one you love. The kids are in bed and you just finished off some of that staple summer foods and the garden is calling out to you. While the temperature is warmer than usual, it tends to get cool enough to warrant a warm rug and some fluffy cushions. Bring them out from your living room and take them to your favourite spot in the garden for the perfect, relaxed end to an evening.

Give your Table a Summer Dress Too

A much loved past time of the happy Brit during the summer is to dress up our dining tables to the nines. Summer food is simple and wholesome so give your table the same treatment. Get out the brightly coloured table cloths along with the bold yellows and super relaxing pinks and blues to really set the scene for a wonderful meal with the family or a mass scrum for food with your friends.  

Let your dining table sink into the summer

Photo via Laura Butler-Madden

Let it Bloom

Summer has always been the perfect time to let your green fingers fly. Whichever way you like your garden, from as busy as a rainforest to as wonderfully colourful as the world-famous Kew Gardens. Be bold this summer and sculpt your perfect paradise with something outlandish that’ll get the neighbours stammering.

No matter how you celebrate the summer, make sure you enjoy it because before you know it, we’ll be back in overcoats and under overcast skies.

You can find heaps more tips and tricks of the trade throughout our blog so feel free to explore and as always please call us on 020 8871 9222 or email our friendly team today with any queries you may have. Our shutters are still the best at saving you that precious space around your home, get in touch today. Have a scan through our many shutters designs available and test out our online calculator to start your journey with us.

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