home: favourite thing [ mattress cushion ]

home: favourite thing [ mattress cushion ]

Perfect for a kids room, playroom, to layer up on a window box seat or in garden for extra comfort on a bench.

These versatile oblong, mattress cushions from Vertbaudet, come in a variety of patterns, some of which are currently on offer with 30% off.

home: nice price [ parasol ]

home: nice price [ parasol ]

More glorious accessories for the garden, but this time with an extra good low price.

If like us, you’ve been admiring the current parasols on the market from great designers and brands – with floral, retro, striped, and other patterns and designs, you’ll love this far more affordable sun umbrella from Freeman’s.

Just £45 (not including base) this floral parasol is a beautiful and practical garden addition.

They say;

A substantial, robustly constructed aluminium and steel parasol in a desirable cream leaf and floral design. The Parasol has an aluminium pole and strong steel ribs. The canopy is raised and lowered by a convenient push up mechanism so it is quick and simple to put up with minimum effort.

home: found this [ planters ]

home: found this [ planters ]

With the good weather finally setting it, it’s time to make an outdoor space look beautiful. Whether it’s a garden, a balcony, yard or just outside the the front entrance – use planters to bring texture and colour or even start some growing your own vegetables. How ever big or small make outdoor space work for you this summer.

We love the Made.com range and picked these clay red woven ones as our favourite choice.

£79 for the pair.

home: favourite thing [ garden lounge chair ]

home: favourite thing [ garden lounge chair ]

If you’re looking to bring a pop of colour into the garden we love these lounge chairs from Maison Du Monde.

Made of resin and metal, they’re a great mix of comfort and style.

£140 each

home: favourite thing [ wine picnic basket ]

home: favourite thing [ wine picnic basket ]

There’s a whiff of warm weather in the air and we know before long it’ll be spring.

So start planning for outdoor living, adventures outdoors and eating alfresco with homewares that help to make the experiences even better.

This beautiful wine and bread basket from Anthropologie is a perfect start to creating the perfect range of goods for your Spring and Summer.

£68

home: found this [ garden lounge chairs ]

home: found this [ garden lounge chairs ]

There’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy our outdoor space but there’s definitely been a task finding beautiful garden furniture that is both in stock and would come any time before Christmas!

We found these beautiful lounge chairs from John Lewis, in stock and able to be delivered reasonably quickly.

They come in a pair for £160 and are available in three colours. Choose from dusty green, plaster or saffron (pictured)

home: nice price [ macrame deck chair ]

home: nice price [ macrame deck chair ]

Everyone is well on board the macrame trend and enjoying creating homewares including baskets, wall hangings and planters, from this delicate string construction, but this beautiful deckchair from French Connection takes the process to another level.

It’s a stunning mix of macrame and wood that results in a great piece of outdoor garden furniture.

Head to the French Connection home sale. This deckchair was £295 and is now £147, and for a further 20% off use code 20EXTRA

They say;

Relax outside on warmer days in the Acacia Macrame Folding Chair. A portable wooden frame holds an intricate, textured macrame seat, making for a comfortable and eye-catching chair. Easy to fold down and transport or store away, this chair is the perfect finishing touch for your garden.

home: found this [ garden chair ]

home: found this [ garden chair ]

Beautiful investment pieces of furniture are not just for indoors.

Create a beautiful outdoor lounge area with these incredible chairs from Heals.

The Roy Cocoon chair by Vincent Sheppard was £701 and is now £595. It’s available in two colours – black or camel.

home: made [ outdoor coffee table and stools ]

home: made [ outdoor coffee table And stools ]

Summer is round the corner and as well as the stores being full of on trend, modern lounge and dining furniture for your garden, it’s also an opportunity to think about getting creative and making garden furniture from other paraphernalia. It’s great to seek out vintage, retro or industrial items that can be turned into tables, chairs, planters – all to give an unique quirky look to your outdoor living area.

We’ve found a few great ideas to give you some creative inspiration.

Quirky and bright, we love this easy diy, using old milk crates for stools or tables, spotted on BalconyGardenWeb. Head to eBay for old crates or contact local milk delivery firm. A great way to get pops of colour in the garden.

Search for vintage style giant spools, which sound crazy but are relatively easy to get from builders merchants or diy stores as this is what they sell electric cabling, chains and rope on. If they sell by the length then every so often they’ll be getting rid of the spool! We also spotted some on eBay where someone has already sanded, prepared and made perfect to use! A sourced spool, with a little sanding and a wax or varnish, make perfect ready made tables! The wood is generally already weather proof.

With a bit of a search, we spotted an abundance of ideas for the wooden reels including a gorgeous planter on The Empowered Educator Online.

Another great project would be to upcycle large old tins (often from cooking oil or other ingredients) into stools or tables. Add wooden tops or padded tops. Spray in chosen colour or leave as is and take advantage of the cool typography and graphics often used as the labelling of the product.

There’s lots of inspiration on Pinterest including these padded top stools from The Upcyclist blog