#GardenGoals – Handpicked ‘Must-Haves’ For An Outdoor Lounge

Hang on a minute…is summer actually happening this year? Yes it would appear it is! The weather right now is sweeeeeet,  so you simply must put your outdoor space to the top of your ‘to do’.

Photo credit: @housecurious

The outdoor lounge is trending in a big way and it’s something we Homebirds have been more than happy to get on board with. I mean, what could be better than taking the indoors outdoors? We get to buy more cushions for one thing. Not to mention admire them whilst soaking up the sun. Absolute perfection.

Here’s our list of ‘must-have’ items to help you create your perfect summer sanctuary. We’ve even linked you directly to the source so you can shop our selections in an instant; simply click on the images and go for your life!

 Love To Lounge

Yep, this summer it’s all about outdoor lounging. So low and behold you need to invest in a lounge set. This one from Jysk is one of our faves and brilliant value.

Light It Up

When the sun goes in, but you don’t want to, you’re going to need to shed a little light on the situation. Festoon lights are a must and look beautiful draped over pretty much anything. Your one stop shop for these is Lights4Fun.

We wouldn’t stop there though. Why not adorn your space with lanterns in different sizes and styles too.

Turn Up The Heat

We may well be getting a good run of sun at the moment, but let’s take a reality check – it ain’t gonna last. So this sanctuary you’re creating is going to need some weather proofing.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be determined to use it come rain or shine! So first of all you’re going to need some sort of shelter. Spiv opted for this wooden gazebo, while I went for the shade sail below it.

So that’s the rain sorted. But what about those typical British temperatures? Especially after sunset. No problem! All you need is a fire pit, a chimenea or if you’re feeling really fancy, some outdoor heaters. Swit swoo, get you.


For a quick fix you could always invest in a pretty basket to pop some blankets in? There’s one in Ikea we’ve been swooning over. Click the pic below to see it. (The one shown is from Home Sense)

It’s All In The Finish

Once we’re told outdoor lounges are ‘in’, there really is no stopping us. Why leave it at an outdoor sofa? Hell, bring in the extras! We’re talking cushions, personalised signs, outdoor rugs (yes, they’re a thing), even floor cushions and pouffes. Trust us, your outdoor utopia needs it all. Here are a few of our fave finishing touches…

Photo credit: @andrea_groot

Inspire Me

And just in case you’re not yet bursting with inspo, here’s a few more of our top picks from Instagram to help you style your outdoor space. . .





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