Bringing the indoors out

Bringing the indoors out

With evenings getting brighter, days getting warmer and the eagerly awaited lockdown easing soon to be upon us, things certainly seem to be on the up! The return of spring often brings the annual spring clean to many households, however this year it is not just the home that may need a revamp.

After the chaos of 2020 it has become just as important to have our gardens as summer ready as we are. Luckily with interior design becoming ever more versatile it is now possible to bring the indoors out. Why not try some of our suggestions for your gardens this spring to excite and invigorate all the senses. 

1. Touch

Being outside doesn’t have to mean metal chairs or wooden benches. Cushions, throws and rugs can become key in creating all the comfort and warmth from indoors within your outside space. Throws can also prove to be very practical when it comes to keeping warm as the sun goes down!

2. Sight

Much like inviting friends and family indoors, it is nice to create a clean, tidy, welcoming garden area that also creates interest. Why not try bringing those indoor plants out for a day/ evening for some fresh air. Not only will you not need to invest in new patio plants but your friends can see what they have been missing for the past year. For evening events it may be worth looking at lighting. Candles, fairy lights and lanterns can create the perfect mood setting whilst ensuring your guest can still see their food and drink!

3. Smell

After a long winter of being couped up indoors the smell of fresh air can be enough to awaken all senses and lift spirits but adding a scented candle to the mix can never be a bad thing.

4. Taste

Whether you have a friend popping round for a long overdue coffee or the family coming round for dinner, it is always important, pre and post pandemic to ensure your cutlery and tableware is functional and current. Let this year’s spring clean include a revamp of your mugs, plates and tableware. The timeless asymmetric prints are still popular along with the introduction of more clean sustainable pieces so dare to be brave when searching for those glasses, serving platters and mugs. Embrace the change!

5. Sound

Whilst the sound of a gentle breeze and birds singing can be therapeutic enough, why not experiment with new sounds for the garden. Wind chimes can add a magical feel to an outside area and maybe even a small water feature if there is space. Ultimately this year though, I am sure the main aim will be to fill our gardens with the sound of gossip, laughter and fun.

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