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The Best Outdoor Furniture: Spring Edit

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Sunning in luscious pub gardens and sipping spritzers on botanical roof terraces is the first post-lockdown activity choice for most, but while we’re more than ready to see the back of our front doors, consider giving the garden some TLC as well. In between restaurant reservations and plans for trips to blossoming parks, here’s the best furniture to lounge on with your nearest and dearest in the sunnier months to come, and to make your outdoors as stylish as your indoors.

The Best Outdoor Furniture: Spring 2021

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Garden Trends For Spring/Summer 2021

Fire pits

The temptation is to dust off the cutoffs and swimsuits at the first whisper of sunshine – but nights are still a little on the chilly side for summer wardrobes. The best way to ward off evening chills is huddled around a fire pit, not only will investing in one prolong the life of your barbecues, outdoor dinners and evenings sipping drinks in the garden – but it’ll also look effortlessly stylish in any space, big or small.

Patch plants fractured pots

Planters

The surge of interest in gardening over lockdown has made beautiful planters something of a status symbol. And the good news? A pretty planter instantly updates the look and feel of your garden whether it’s an urban terrace or a sweeping stately lawn. Keep it classic with rattan or rustic distressed tin, or if you’re feeling more adventurous – we love these fractured planters by Patch Plants. Fractured planters, from £18, patchplants.com

Cox and Cox outdoor mirror

Mirrors

A brilliant way to create a sense of depth, dimension and space – tiled and pavilion-style mirrors enhance natural light and create the clever optical illusion of a window. Make sure you choose one especially designed to withstand outdoor weather conditions. Cox & Cox outdoor mirror, £195, coxandcox.co.uk

Techy Barbecues

A genius solution for postage-stamp balconies, Morso’s mini barbecue is so compact you’ll barely notice it’s there. Rather than coal or gas, it’s powered by electric, making it easy to use and slightly more eco-friendly. Morso outdoor electric grill, £349, directstoves.com

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Lanterns and lighting

Like all of us – your garden could probably do with a post-winter pick me up. Light bulb strings strung through trees or along fences and walls instantly lift mood and enhance atmosphere. For a purse-friendly option, station lanterns or hurricane tumblers of varying proportions at different heights, for flickering evening candlelight. Neptune Rosewood festoon lights, from £54, neptune.com

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