During the summer months, it’s such a pleasure to be able spend more time outdoors and make the most of the warm weather.
Whether you have a garden or balcony, what could be nicer than sitting and relaxing outside with a book, spending a balmy summer evening entertaining friends or having a candlelit dinner for two? And even if you have only a small outdoor space, it doesn’t have to preclude you from enjoying it to the full.
There are design lessons and tricks you can learn both from Scandinavian homes, where great value is placed on spending time outdoors. And also from Mediterranean regions, where the outside living space becomes an extension of the home during the summer.
So here are some ideas on how you can maximise your outdoor space, use it to its full potential and turn it into your own little oasis.