garden retreat

With summer steadily approaching forget your evening in front of the TV, your garden is the place to retire to for the next few months. Your garden may not feel as warm and approachable as you would like it to at the moment, but this can be easily changed with a few simple ideas.

Decking and seating areas

Decking is extremely popular in modern gardens as you’re able to cover uneven surfaces and create a bigger looking space that requires very little maintenance. Proving you with a smooth transition from your house to the rest of your garden, it’s the ideal location for luxurious garden furniture such as the Lounge Gas fire Pit pictured above from Be Garden Happy. As decking is made from wood you have the option to paint it or keep it natural, the choice is entirely yours so you’re really able to design and create a bespoke space you love with a theme to match the rest of your garden.

Summer houses

Summer houses are a great garden escape for both days and evenings, enabling you to take a few home comforts outside. Giving you a place to withdraw to when it starts to get a little chilly late in the evening or possibly even a little too warm for you in the summer, these quaint houses are a traditional shelter that can transform your garden into an English country garden.  There are always some great offers around with the help of Green House Stores for instance, or you could even try to make your own if you’re into some DIY.

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For something a little unusual but beautiful, Bedouins are becoming the fast must-have in garden relaxation. Originating from the Middle East, they can bring an element of culture and bright colours to the garden alongside bold textures. Laying big cushions around as seating under a Bedouin tent can create a truly magical retreat. Have a play around layering different blankets and cushions to make it the most comfortable socialising space.


The idea of a Boma is to be tucked away in a quiet area of your garden with foliage surrounding giving a natural earthly feel, it holds a fire pit with seating situated around it accessorised with cushions, blankets and lanterns; a perfect place for you, your friends and family to gather and socialise on summer evenings.