No, it’s not a mirage, it appears that spring has sprung and that means it’s time to start thinking about the arrival of those long summer days and balmy nights in the garden. Whether you’re having a BBQ or hosting a party, you might want to think about investing in some key pieces for your garden. A table for food and drinks, shade for when the sun gets a little too hot, and something to add a little warmth when the sun goes down are all things that can make any summer gathering a success. Here’s our guide to what you might need:
Yes, these do exist! You’ll be able to keep a selection of chilled drinks close by so you’ll have less trips to the kitchen and you’ll get to spend more time with your guests.
A daybed is a versatile piece of furniture for relaxing in the garden or a comfy seat for guests enjoying a relaxing drink. Some options come with canopies and shading so they’re a safe place for younger kids to sit out of the sun.
If you’re having a few different gatherings this summer, one table might not do. A coffee table isn’t great for dining and a large table isn’t needed when you’re only having a few drinks, so a rising table is a perfect option as it can be adjusted to suit.
If you’re having a big party, a round table is great because it allows everyone to get in on the conversation a lot better than a long table. A table with a lazy susan allows for easy serving when it’s time for food.
Look for some handy storage that matches your furniture, where you can keep your essentials like BBQ accessories, and any clutter like children’s outdoor toys can be safely tucked away. Come the end of your party, it’s so much easier to pack things away in a garden storage unit than to rummage around in the shed.
If you want to save space and entertain your guests in style, opt for a rattan bar set where you can sip a cold beer or a cocktail on those lazy summer evenings.
Now it is the UK, so one thing you will notice is how quickly the temperature drops when the sun goes down. But if you want to carry on with the party a little longer, keep your guests warm and comfortable with a patio heater. They’re gas operated and you can put them wherever they’re needed in your garden.