It’s time to prep the patio, deck or garden for al fresco living. GABRIELLE FAGAN reveals how to ‘wow’ visitors in the great outdoors
Hang your head in shame if you think a patio is just a space to chill and entertain – it’s way, way more. Creating a divine deck, top terrace, or punchy patio is vital in today’s style stakes, as this is the backdrop for all those summer Insta-shots. Cute kids, chic friends and adorable pets are optional extras! “The summer garden’s a homage to expressing personal style and there’s a
move away from ‘matchy-matchy sets”’ says Vicky Angell, outdoor living buyer for John Lewis. “With celebrity and ‘influencer’ homes and gardens becoming increasingly accessible through social media, people want a space which impresses. It means the outdoors is becoming more of an investment space and bold statement pieces are on the rise, so it’s ready for those ‘Instagrammable’ moments.” Check out these top trends and buys, to help transform your outdoor space into a social media ‘hot spot’ for posting and boasting...
House by John Lewis salsa garden chair (set of two), orange sunrise, £140; salsa two-seater garden sofa, orange sunrise, £120; salsa garden coffee table, orange sunrise, £110; sol pouffe, multi, £120; linen cushion, saffron £30, John Lewis