Hello campers! How are we all today? We can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing spring has landed. We made it folks. We made it. Lighter evenings are upon us, winter jackets can be stored away (soon – hold your horses) and we can start enjoying time spent outdoors again. I think this deserves a virtual fist bump. Hurrah.
Since getting outdoors more while walking Polly everyday I’ve noticed a positive difference in my general mood and health and feel even more determined to spend more time outside this season. If you’re thinking of having a spring clean this year, don’t forget to look to your outdoor space too. Is it relaxing? Do you want to spend time out there? If the answer is no then treat your garden as an extra room, no matter the size, and think about making it a welcoming place that reflects your home and personality.
To celebrate the start of spring, and to offer a little Monday motivation, Kettler are giving you lovely lot the chance to win a Palma Cube Outdoor Dining Set worth £599 to cheer up your outdoor space, and help create a stylish extension to your home. The compact dining set includes table and four stools (with seat pads) which neatly push under the table – ideal for smaller gardens like ours. Isn’t it lovely?
I love the colours, patterns and textures in this outdoor space via Style by Emily Anderson
I’ve got ten tips to help you love your outdoor space that little bit more (all of which I need to take note!) but if you’re itching to enter the competition, do so now at the bottom of the post.
1| Make outdoor dining into an occasion and set the table for outdoor meals.
2| Pick flowers from the garden and pop in a jam jar for a table centerpiece.
3| Add colourful textiles, including cushions, rugs & throws, to add personality, texture and warmth to your outdoor dining area.
4| Mix and match furniture and accessories to create an eclectic look.
5| If you have a small outdoor area like us, utilise the walls of your home for hanging plants and storing garden tools.
6| Use a chimnea or fire pit as a focal point and to keep warm on cooler evenings.
7| Bring your favourite colours from indoors, outdoors. Think to plants and textiles for versatility throughout the seasons.
8| Use candles (citronella to keep bugs at bay) in glass lanterns or string lights to add atmosphere and encourage you stay outdoors in the evening too.
8| If you’re lucky enough to have a larger outdoor area, create smaller spaces within it. A place to pot plants, to eat & drink, to relax (hello hammocks!) or an area just for the kids.
9| Look for inspiration from your travels. Do you like the idea of an English country garden or a Moroccan look perhaps?
10| If you have a smaller interior that leads to the garden, extend this by adding bi-fold doors to create a larger open space.
Whether you’re looking forward to entertaining friends this season or you need a relaxing space to read and watch the stars, enter now to be in with a chance of winning a Palma Cube Dining Set worth £599. Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Terms and Conditions: UK entries and over 18s only. No cash alternative. Suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. Maintenance free – can be left outdoors all year round, excluding cushions
Handwoven, available in two colours (whitewash and rattan). Three year warranty. Entries close 24 April and will be notified by email.
Wishing you all the very best of luck!
Disclosure: Collaborative Post