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Top garden furniture tips

You’ve completed your decking, built a fire pit and installed the astro-turf and now it’s time to enjoy the garden! But do you have the right furniture to complete the look? Garden furniture can make the garden into an outdoor room, and weather permitting, turn into a place you want to spend most of your nights and weekends.

The cabana

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It’s all about create a relaxing lounge look, with this beach-like style. Take inspiration from holiday resorts, lush greenery and scenic views and you know where to head. Low chairs and sofas, hammocks and cushy pillows are signatures of this style.

The vintage

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Pretty to look at, but less comfy to sit on, wrought iron furniture is as decorative as it gets. Durable and perfect for the outdoors, this type can take rainfall and sunshine equally well, but beware of rust if left one its own! Invest in cushions and don’t shy away from eye-popping colours.

 The inexpensive

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Outdoor furniture doesn’t necessarily have to be very complicated or expensive. Look in second hand or vintage shops for bargains and then re-decorate them in different colours. Arrange the rest of your patio with lanterns, plants and parasols to create an inviting atmosphere.

The clean lines

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Unlike the ubiquitous rattan furniture, wooden square shapes will give off a modern twist and look more expensive. Cushions in beige, brows and white will look classy and timeless and will also be easy to match with other colours, from place mats to tea light holders.

The unusual

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Glow in the dark might not be for everyone, but if you want to have something that stands out in the neighbourhood, this is it. Your neighbours will additionally praise you for investing in this style as it will attract all the mosquitoes and flies in the area.

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