Top Tips for Designing Your Outside Space

We may well be heading into the back end of the summer but there's still plenty of time to enjoy our outside spaces. If you've been avoiding hanging out in your garden because it feels a little, well lacklustre, then you're in the right place! In this blog, I'm chatting you through my top tips for bringing the inside out and creating a space that's a dream to hang out in all summer long.

Vase of Flowers

If you've seen our styled lounge, you'll know we can't get enough of flowers and foliage. And there's a great reason to add more to your space - take a read of our blog on creating a productive space to find out more

When it comes to our outdoor dining spaces, we always like to accessorise with a bunch of flowers cut from the garden or use a bunch of our faux flowers to mimic the look. The beauty of using faux means they can be brought inside and enjoyed for months to come even when the nights are long and the days are cold. 

Cosy Lighting 

We could talk until the cows come home about the importance of lighting in a space - indoor or outdoor. When dusk begins to settle, lighting really comes into its own in an outdoor space. We're big fans of lanterns for their flexibility and power to add some magic to any space. 

We also love the ease of decorating a tree or wall with garlands or string lights. What's more, they can be taken inside and reused at Christmas and other celebrations throughout the year. A real flexible piece to add to your collection!


Creative Use of Mirrors

Outdoor mirrors are brilliant at catching the lights, reflecting gorgeous foliage and making a space feel bigger. It's a quick update that can really elevate your outdoor space in time for guests to be wowed. Take a look at our range of mirrors here.

Top Tableware

Setting the table is routine when hosting guest inside but sometimes it can get neglected when it comes to dining outside. From seagrass placemats to ceramic jugs, we've got a stunning range of different tableware and kitchen accessories to style your outdoor dining space.

Cushions and Throws

Cushions are a brilliant tool for bringing a cosy vibe to your outdoor dining or lounge space. They can truly transform a space from drab to fab in minutes - whilst also increasing the comfort factor. 

When the sun sets but it's not time to head indoors then it's time to grab your throws. Pick up a warm woollen throw for an extra level of cosiness to carry you through the evening.


How will you be accessorising your outdoor space? Let me know in the comments below!

If you'd like a guiding hand with your interior project, please call Vicki Kress Interiors on 01759 306777 to arrange your Home Visit.

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