Can anything beat the feeling of firing up the barbecue on a Sunday or relaxing with a good book in your beautiful summer garden? Soaking up the summer sun’s rays is one of the simple pleasures in life but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your outdoor space even in the fall and winter! With the right furniture, some creative gardening, and some seasonal flair, there’s never a bad day to be outside in the fresh air and taking in everything your garden has to offer.
Fall In Love With Your Garden This Autumn
Autumn is all about rich golden leaves blanketing streets and gardens, cool and crisp air whistling through the branches and the promise of the festivities to come. Autumn is a beautiful time of year to be outside with the whole family revelling in the excitement of the season so turn off the TV, shut down the computer and head outside:
Garden Ghosts, Gremlins and Ghouls
Think of a Halloween party as autumn’s answer to a summer barbecue! Your garden is the perfect setting for a fall fright feast: the fallen leaves and the bare branches are the perfect backdrop to be adorned with hanging Jack-o’-lanterns, fairy lights and decorations, turn on the garden heaters, set up a seasonal spread on your outdoor dining table and sprinkle your furniture with creepy cobwebs for a night to remember.
Walking In A Winter Wonderland
OK, I know what you’re thinking and you’re not wrong; winter is cold, winter is wet and winter is frosty, but winter is also fun, beautiful and magical! When we were children we couldn’t wait to get outside even on the coldest day of the year, why? Because it’s crisp, refreshing and full of holiday excitement! There are endless ways to make the most of your garden when the temperatures drop:
Winter Wining And Dining
Throw on your scarves, mittens and biggest coats, grab a blanket have a picnic in the snow? No thanks. Wining and dining on a winter’s eve doesn’t mean shivering so much you spill your drink, not with modern innovations in cozy, plush garden furniture, outdoor heaters and sleek and stylish umbrellas that keep you covered! Imagine, the night is glittering with frost and a beautiful table illuminated by a blanket of soft light and surrounded by warmth, tucking into a delicious meal with a chilled glass of wine. Who’s missing the summer sun now?
Let’s not forget that the cornerstone of winter is the holidays! You can turn your outside space into your very own Santa’s Grotto with twinkling lights, beautiful baubles, festive holly bushes and maybe even a reindeer or two. Invest in an alluring all-weather outdoor cozy chair where you can sit sipping hot chocolate under a blanket while the children’s imaginations run wild.
Spring Outside At The First Signs Of Sun
First the snow begins to melt, then the daffodils start to open and before you know it the country is overrun with new born lambs! Spring is the season of new life and new beginnings and with the flowers starting to bloom and wildlife waking up from a winter of rest could there really be a better time of year to get out into the garden?
Plan The Perfect Party
No holidays, no gimmicks, no barbecues: just good friends, good food and relaxing. When the weather’s finally getting warmer it’s great to get everyone outside again for the sheer love of the fresh air. Rather than an al fresco diner party (not that those aren’t fantastic!) why not plan a springtime cocktail party instead? Outdoor furniture has come a long way since the days of your parent’s warped plastic tables and shabby deck chairs, now you can create an entire outdoor room complete with coffee tables, sofas and hanging chairs so you’re free to throw a sophisticated spring soiree. Serve inspired, light spring hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the sweet smell of the season.
Summer: The Bell Of The Annual Ball
Summer, what is there to say? Parties, barbecues, after work drinks, sunbathing, relaxing, reading the newspaper, having a cup of tea; during the summer there’s no rules, anything goes. Your fabulous all weather garden furniture should be well polished come the sunshine considering you’ve been using it all year long. All you need to do is remove your long sleeves and trousers, dig out your sunglasses and fire up the barbecue, bon appétit!
This post was written by Emma Smith who made her garden a year round, all weather oasis with stunning rattan garden furniture from Brooks Furnishings.