The same thing happens every year: for months it feels like we’ll never know what it is to be warmed by the sun’s rays again and then suddenly, boom. It’s as if summer has sprung out of nowhere.
There’s nothing lovelier than enjoying a glass of something cool in your own garden in the warmer months. Now, we appreciate that for many people a garden is a luxury, so we’ve pulled together a selection of the most stylish garden furniture out there, that’s perfect for small spaces, too.
Floor cushions, singular chairs to lay back and catch a tan in and even an exceptionally beautiful hammock, in case you’re working with a teeny balcony. These outdoors furnishings will have your place summer-ready in a flash.
Reema pink base cushion
Pop this comfy floor cushion on a clean, dry patio to chill out in the sun.
We recommend having a good book nearby and taking some time for yourself.
This stylish chair is made of braided bamboo, which creates an elegant and natural aesthetic.
We also like its rich walnut brown colour, which can be complemented with a range of cushions of your choice.
Thought paddling pools were just for little ones? This stylish inflatable pool makes a serious case for bringing back this childish pastime.
Fill it with cool water and dip your feet in to relax on a sunny day.
Valencia tassel swing chair
Handcrafted in El Salvador from upcycled cotton and pine wood, this swing chair is fully kitted out with comfortable cushions and boho-style tassels.
We think it would look fabulous hanging from a tree in a garden.
ZENO folding chair
This Habitat best-selling garden chair is versatile, chic and easy to whip out whenever guests come round.
Maranhao beach towel
Don’t have enough room for a chair, or have no desire to be sat down in your sun trap? No problem. La Redoute is bringing the beach vibe to your sunny spot with this cotton beach towel.
Lay it out on your balcony, in your garden or on your doorstep, close your eyes and soak up the rays on the most stylish towel in town.
La Plage umbrella
You might not have a beach in your back garden but this stylish outdoor umbrella is just the thing to keep those harmful UV rays off your face.
This piece is part of Anthropologie’s popular artist collaboration series, partnering with Clare V. who designed this patio parasol to convey the whimsy of a hot, French summer.
Vallarta outdoor stool
If you fancy giving your outdoor space some real pizazz, this cute side table is just the ticket.
The design comes in three colours (including a cool grey and rich blue), but the contrast between the pastel pink and moody charcoal is too stylish for us to resist.
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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.