Every year I try to make just a few changes to the garden to improve it, which I then share with you on the blog. Last year we made a big change by adding the Summer House, the biggest change we’ve made to date in fact. We are determined this summer to make even more use of the space in our garden and make it feel more like an extension of our home, so I’ll be sharing those plans with you throughout the whole of May.
New Seating Area
So in today’s post, I’m going to share with you, a new seating area that I’ve created, with a little help from my friends at HomeSense.
So last weekend I popped down to Homesense to see what they had. I was half expecting it to be a little late in the season if I’m honest, and that the best things would already have gone. I was taken aback at how much choice there was. From large garden furniture, gorgeous outdoor accessories to garden tools, all with up to 60% off the rrp! I spotted straight away an oriental tasselled parasol, that I fell in love with. I was tempted to blow my budget on it, but I’ve not actually got a outdoor new dining table and chairs so I decided against it….yet!
There is a little early morning sun trap of an area in my garden (on the patio which is nearest the house) so I thought I’d use that as an additional sitting area for the back garden. I wanted to go against my gut which was to go for something that was safe, and what I would ordinarily go for.
So I opted for a bright green bench (£70) and a soft pink chair (£35). I also bought two outdoor flamingo cushions (£12) to complete the look and tie in the pink and green.
The pink chair is just perfect, to move around the garden, to sit and admire what’s happening, or follow the sun which is what I did today.
It’s such an interesting shape, and because those ‘wires’ are in fact made of a stretchy strong plastic, it has quite a lot of give in it making it really comfy.
No even though I am an organised person, and the declutter queen *ahem* finding places to store garden furniture over winter, in the UK is hard. This bench folds up, so we’ll be able to easily slot it into the side storage of our summer house, along with the cushions and outdoor beanbags.
Homesense have really done it again for me the season, you can always rely on them if you are looking for something a little more unusual, and I’m so pleased I’ve been able to add extra colour as well as seating.
I’ve also been busy writing about gardens over on the More Th>n blog talking about all things gardening. Its an Agony Aunt style column, and I’ve been answering the question :
“I’ve spent all summer planting flowers and preening my garden. Now winter is coming (and the flowers are dying) – what’s the best way to keep it looking pretty?”
Go check it out!