TELL A COLOUR STORY
Make it slimline – bistro tables and chairs are on-trend and have a great minimalist feel, which is perfect for compact spaces. “Colour’s key for summer, and we’ve redesigned our Salsa collection in bold, clashing ombre patterns to make a style statement in a space,” says Vicky. “Adding cushions, lanterns and even a patterned pouffe brings a bohemian feel and will help personalise a garden. Perfect for small spaces, or creating ‘zones’ within a larger garden, sales of bistro sets were up 32% last year, with bright colour metal sets proving popular.” PATIO TIP: Create a greater sense of space in a compact area with furniture made of light, handwoven materials or wire, which have an ‘airy’ appearance. Paint a wall white and add an outdoor mirror to reflect the light.
Above: Rive Droite bistro set, £120, Garden Trading Right: Grey LED outdoor garden lantern duo, £36.99, lights4fun.co.uk/
White arched window mirror, priced £87.95, Melody Maison