With the increasingly unpredictable nature of the British climate – blazing sunshine in the morning, icy hailstones in the afternoon sound familiar? – a summer spent enjoying our great outdoors may not be as straightforward as it sounds.
When rain threatens to stop play for our summer garden soirees, it’s time for conservatories and garden rooms to come into their own, allowing us to enjoy the beauty of our outside spaces without braving the elements.
Filling your space with natural materials will enhance that outdoor vibe, so look for rattan, wicker, cane and wood when it comes to furniture.
Add warmth through cosy textiles; a lush rug, soft blankets and plush throw cushions will help to create that inviting ambience, even when it’s miserable outside.
For that truly outdoor feel, foliage is a must; make a statement with dramatic potted grasses and trees, or go for shelves filled with trailing greenery.