1 Paint walls a bolder shade
Experiment with vibrant colour combinations outdoors instead of keeping to standard white. Paint one wall a bold shade as a backdrop for furniture – blues and greens work well and will complement planting too.
2 HAVE FUN WITH A PHOTO BOOTH
Celebrate a special occasion with an impromptu outdoor photo booth. Suspend picture frames from ribbon and supply props for guests to use.
3 Organise an outdoor potting station
Create a dedicated work area for gardening duties, so you can keep all your essentials in one place. Include a potting bench to work at, plus easy-access wall storage for tools.
4 MAKE AN EASY PAPER TABLE RUNNER
Cover up a shabby outdoor table with a colourful paper runner made out of a leftover roll of wallpaper. There’ll be no worries about spills and stains, just cut a length off as required and once the meal is over, simply dispose of in a bin.
5 Create an outdoor living room
Make the garden an extension of your indoor space. Arrange seating in a relaxed layout, with a large rug or coffee table as the anchor point and extra side tables, stools or pouffes to sit on.
6 SET UP A SOFT DRINKS STATION
Organise refreshments so guests can help themselves. Set a drinks dispenser on a block – elevating it a little will make glasses easier to fill.
7 MAKE A BACKYARD CINEMA
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