Just a little bit of love and attention can transform a dull outdoor area, be it a garden, courtyard or balcony, into a welcoming and cosy spot. Whether you’re planning a total renovation or just a refresh, you’ll find plenty of inspiration below.

One – Tidy Up

Sweep away the winter debris and wash down patios and decking for an instant refresh. By keeping these areas looking spotless and free from algae and moss, you are creating an inviting space to enjoy. Invest in garden storage so at the end of the day it is easy to clear away any clutter from children and pets!

Two – Cut The Grass And Plant Some Pots

Cutting the grass or tending to your containers will give your garden a speedy  transformation. Now is the time to seed any bald patches in your lawn and scatter some feed for super lush grass all summer long. Adding a few pots to your outdoor area can add a focal point, drawing the eye away from any untidy beds and injecting a splash of colour to even the smallest courtyard. By adding tall planters to a dining area, it puts the contents at seated eye level. The Sophie Conran gardening collection is perfect for beginners.

Three – Create a sheltered seating area

Consider where the sun sets and create a space that you can relax in when all your garden chores are complete. Scatter some cushions and bring out a few blankets that will help you stay warm when the temperature drops – it’s almost like making another outdoor room! For a really cosy feeling why not invest in a fire pit? Stack up logs in neat piles for an attractive backdrop.

Four – Create mood lighting

When the sun goes down, get cosy outdoors. With clever lighting there really is no need to retreat indoors at the end of the day. Solar lights are an instant way to light up your garden. These clever devices don’t need power sockets and will keep your energy bills low. Offering great illumination, they are a hassle-free way to set the atmosphere. Add festoon lights up high for a party atmosphere or scatter lanterns around your lawn area for a beautiful evening glow. Lights are also a great way of highlighting an attractive area of your garden that you want to show off!

Five – Dress the table for Al Fresco dining

Create the wow factor at supper time by dressing your table to impress. Reuse glass bottles and fill them with garden foliage and wildflowers. Create ambience by adding a mix of pillar candles and tea lights in jam jars across the table. A neutral palette with natural shades of white, cream and green, will give you an effortless, on-trend look. Natural coloured linen and crockery helps create a setting that will accentuate your outdoor surroundings.

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