9 Outdoor Soft Furnishing Ideas

Summer in the UK can be a tricky one when it comes to furnishing your outdoor space... of course we all want to be outside as much as possible, but... unpredictable sunshine, drizzly days and chilly evenings all make it difficult to dress up our gardens as we'd like to!


We've found 9 practical (and not so practical) ideas to help you make the most of your garden this summer!



Wrap up well! Keep some throws or rugs handy for when the sun goes in... a couple of fur blankets thrown over your garden furniture gives you a luxurious place to snuggle! Credit: Elle Decor

Enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather by adding a roof over your patio... you can still enjoy the sun and feel the breeze but your soft furnishings stay nice and dry, and won't fade from the sun so quickly either! Credit: Elle Decor

Enjoy afternoon tea! Brighten up your outdoor table by throwing a table runner or cloth over it... choose a bright, zingy floral design like our Zara fabric or a more subtle monochrome pattern such as our Zoria design to add an elegant touch! Credit: Real Homes

Nothing beats swinging in a hammock when the sun is hot! Hang one between the posts on your patio or from two trees if you have them, and drift off for a dreamy afternoon! Credit: Elle Decor

Or upgrade your hammock and go for a full size bed! This old four poster with it's heaps of cushions was just made for lazy days! Credit: Architectural Digest

Stone or concrete built-in seating isn't the most comfortable to sit on... upgrade with fitted removable cushions that can be stored away during the winter, and finish off with plenty of scatter cushions for extra padding. Credit: Homedit

Recreate you indoor living room outdoors! Try a water resistant rug, add a few cushions and keep a couple of blankets handy on a nearby ladder! Credit: Remodelaholic

Nothing says summer like a picnic! Relax in the sunshine with plenty of rugs and cushions and string up a few fairy lights for when the sun goes down! Credit: Real Homes

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