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Staying at Home in Style

As we are now approaching the lighter evenings and warmer days, despite the unpredictability of the British climate, we love to spend time outside, eating and drinking in the sun. Despite the British weather being so unpredictable, that doesn’t mean we can’t create a stylish outdoor “room” of our own where we can enjoy the intermittent sunshine.

Looking at outdoor furniture it is important to ensure it can withstand the elements. Material choice is an important consideration when it comes to choosing the right design for your garden. I think you can get really creative with your outdoor space and it's a great opportunity to add a bit of colour to your home, especially if you’re not quite brave enough to use it inside. The colours that you find in your garden is a great starting point.

One company that really stands out is Skyline Design, they have so many styles to chose from, the styles are chic and versatile. The Huggy Bistro collection for examples oozes style and functionality. Containing exactly zero sharp angles, its cool style and sturdy design are an example of brilliant engineering. A frame of aluminium means every piece is ultra-light yet heavy-duty a style that would fit well in any space size.

If you lack space in your outdoor area another great piece from Skyline Design are the LED Cube Stools they are combined seating and lighting in one. They are contemporary, atmospheric and very versatile as well as being super stylish. There are many uses for these cubes such as a seat, a table or simply a lighting installation,

The cubes are fully weatherproof and can be used outdoors all year round, they can also be used indoors too.

They are a cool addition to any outdoor space, as we enjoy the longer evenings they are perfect for entertaining, relaxing and enjoying the space around us.

Our top tips for outdoor furniture are:

Don't be driven by trends, it’s better to invest in something that you love which can evolve rather than be thrown out after a season.

Plastic tends to get a bad rep but when used properly, plastic can be just as chic as its natural counterparts. It can be easily moulded into many different shapes giving designers the ability to create truly amazing pieces that other materials don’t allow for.

Consider investing in a design that is just as at home inside as it is out. You can be savvy and find beautiful chairs that can be used around a modern dining table as well as the garden table meaning that the chairs don’t go to waste for half of the year.

Lastly, it's important that we make the most of the weather and top up on our vitamin D where we can, no matter how big your outside space is there can be stylish outdoor furniture to suit everyone.


Modern and Classic Interiors, 16 Baker Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8AU

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