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Dine out style Sticking to a colour theme works indoors and out, and grey and white’s an on-trend choice that won’t go out of fashion either. Natural materials, such as wood, will sit in harmony with the great outdoors. Set up a space just for you “Creating a special corner in a garden or patio area, where you can chill and relax, is key,” says Angell. “Huge on social media, shapely, inviting chairs and swings are expected to be popular this summer, with cocoon-shaped designs that work as well indoors as out.
“Hanging chairs are a great choice as additional seating for an outside space. They add a fun twist to a garden, can be enjoyed by the whole family and are really versatile.” Super smart solo seats Spoil yourself with a special seat, where you can enjoy a break on summer days. Accessorise it with a fur throw for cooler evenings, to maximise your time in the garden. Smarten up the space Don’t despair if a full-on revamp is beyond the budget. A dash of flair and a coat of paint could be all that’s needed to breathe new life into a dull space, and transform it into one which is summer-smart and ready for chic entertaining.
A B OV E Muuto Outdoor Linear Steel Bench, £449 | nest.co.uk
LEFT Macrame Hanging Chair, £69.99; Tropical Cushion, £12.99, Dobbies | Dobbies/PA
RIGHT Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Scandinavian Pink, Old White, Graphite and Florence from £5.95 for 120ml | Annie Sloan/PA
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