Set up home in the garden
Many of us will have been spending more time in our garden. Why not make it more like home?
The TiiPii hanging daybed makes for luxury lounging at its finest, says Louise Whitbread in The Independent. The large Deluxe Sunbrella version is made with Sunbrella performance fabric (a weather-resistant acrylic), supports up to 250kg, and is easily assembled in ten minutes. It folds down into a compact bag for easy storage and includes a sheer white ambient net to avoid pesky mosquitoes. “Hang it from a weight-carrying branch, or team it with its own sturdy triangular frame, and you have an idyllic relaxation spot.” £1,797, uk.tiipiibed.com
Putting up some outdoor garden lights is a simple and easy way to create a relaxing atmosphere and ensure you can enjoy your space well into the evening, says Charley Ward in Good Housekeeping. The Squirrel Festoon Lights can be hung from trees or above a dining table and you can connect sets together for larger spaces. Each string comes with 20 bulbs and a standard UK plug, and is designed to “hang effortlessly on pergolas, fences and gazebos”. £70, gardentrading.co.uk
Toasting marshmallows around a firepit is fun and hotter summers and technical advances have helped make alfresco cooking popular, even in the UK. So why not go the whole hog and get a full outdoor kitchen, the ultimate in “garden one-upmanship”, says Jessica Doyle in The Daily Telegraph. Luxury brand Kitchen Architecture teamed up with Swedish company Röshults last year to produce this new free-standing outdoor kitchen system. It features customisable, streamlined units for those after a Modernist aesthetic and “options include a wok burner, grill, teppanyaki plate and outdoor fridge”. From around £20,000 for an island, kitchenarchitecture.co.uk, gardentrading.co.uk
The Peaktop Outdoor Round Stone Propane Gas Firepit is a sleek, concrete-look firepit, perfect for a modern patio, says Cristina Sanza on Bustle. It’s made from lightweight resin, making it easy to move around, and the pit has a “toasty output of 50,000 BTU, an adjustable flame knob, and an easy-to-start electronic ignition”. It comes with lava rocks and a gas regulator. You might want to consider a propane tank cover, which doubles as an extra space for drinks and food. £499, amazon.co.uk
This article was originally published in MoneyWeek