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Use interior design know-how to transform your outside space into the ideal summer lounging spot.
Whether you have a luscious, expansive garden, a small urban courtyard or something in between, the approach to creating an outdoor room should be just the same as when you’re decorating inside. Think about how furniture will work together and the level people will be sat at – choose pieces with similar proportions and keep handy side tables close by. Comfort is key, so add plenty of squidgy cushions in weatherproof fabrics. As for lighting, many brands now sell outdoor versions of their bestselling interior models. Finally, add colour with one of this season’s new outdoor rugs, which have been specially designed for exterior use.
Grey tones for a super-modern balcony with a vertical garden
Grey, wood and green tones: add sofas and coffee tables to your room
A comfy social corner: sofas and cushions are key to create the perfect conversation corner
Rugs, cushions and sofas for a Boho atmosphere
Small Plants, raw wood and candles for an intimate conversation corner on your balcony
Rattan is key for the perfect Boho style also in your outdoors space
A small metal table, few aromatic plants and a rattan rug
Banana plants, wooden floor and natural colours
Outdoor Furniture – Editor’s Pick
Pure Elegance: Franco Albini’s Ottoman Series – £320