It’s Spring and we’re all under strict, but necessary, orders to stay at home to protect our NHS and loved ones. If you, like us, have been staring out into your garden or outside space thinking “I’d probably spend a bit more time out there if it were more interesting” then this is the blog for you. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Dunelm to inspire you to transform your outdoor space into a glorious outdoor haven!
Dunelm has such a fantastic range of garden products that we struggled to hand-select just a few to showcase, so here are our top 7 picks to help you give your garden (or balcony even) some extra pizazz!
This beautiful Montreal dining set comes with 6 chairs all individually adjustable and padded with textoline to make lounging with a drink in your hand as comfortable as possible.
Don’t forget to protect your skin from the midday sun using the parasol which is also handily provided in the set! The parasol uses a user-friendly crank system to make life easier, so no more Hulk Hogan style wrestling with the parasol trying to put it up and down. And when the parasol has been put up, you can put your feet up on one of the two footstools also included!
Just to make this set even more convenient, you’ll also receive a small round table which you can use with a couple of the chairs to create a little bistro area away from the main table; it’s like two sets for the price of one!
We can just imagine ourselves sat on this Conversation set for an alfresco family board game or a lovely elevenses cuppa and biscuit while watching the wildlife do their thing.
This Nevada rattan set boasts a 2 seater sofa, 2 individual chairs and table for you to veg out on. Even better, if you forget to pop this away when the weather turns, it doesn’t really matter, as the rattan has been made with weather-resistant properties, and the glass has been tempered for extra durability. Phew
Spring and Summer usually bring trips to the seaside, but frolicking on the beach is currently a big no-no, so trick your brain into thinking you’re by the sea by closing your eyes and relaxing on this gorgeous Churchgate wooden deckchair. For extra authenticity, get your children to spray you with saline solution every few minutes while they ask incessantly for ice cream!
Get extra cosy on this chair with its 3 reclining positions and soft yet durable fabric, take a deep breath and just sink on in, you deserve it!
If you’ve been fancying yourself as the Steven Spielberg of TikTok the last few weeks, then you might as well just go all the way and get yourself this incredibly cool director’s chair! Seriously though, this chair is not just gorgeous to look at, it’s also comfortable and very practical, with its removable seat and back making it incredibly convenient for wiping clean, it also folds up really nicely for easy storage.
We’re not all Charlie Dimmocks’, and while real flowers are great for our little insect friends and the environment, realistically they can be difficult to maintain for all kinds of reasons. Give yourself a break and add some colour to your garden with this beautiful artificial purple flower hanging topiary ball that requires zero effort; just hang it up and go! Perhaps you’d like to give the front of your home some curbside appeal? Hang one of these on either side of your door for a vibrant welcome home.
Speaking of curb-appeal, these artificial topiaries would also look fab at the front of your home and are sure to turn the heads passers-by! Standing just shy of a meter tall, these are so decorative and pretty to look at, you could even wind some garden fairy lights around them to make them into a sparkling focal point in your garden or balcony for when the evening sets in. The only difficult decision is…how many do you actually need…because we can envision ourselves making a whole Alice in Wonderland maze out of these beauties!
How could we not include this super fun, colourful Fiesta Llama! Made from sturdy iron and decorated as the cutest and brightest llama you may ever see. This ornament is certain to induce smiles with every trip outside! What more is there really to say?