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Garden Furniture Inspiration

Brrrrr! It’s been freezing this week, with snow, wind and low temperatures hitting the UK like a big icy hammer! But while it may seem a world away right now, Spring really is just around the corner. We’re only a few weeks away from Easter, and British Summer Time officially starts on 25 March, less than a month away!
With a few spring buds already starting to show in parks and fields I’ve been starting to think about my own garden and I’m really looking forward to that first sunny weekend where I can roll my sleeves up and get stuck in!
There’s so much to think about when planning out that initial gardening session – and it can get quite overwhelming. My garden does not look in a good way right now, and there’s much I want to do to make it a happy and welcoming place. Beyond the fundamentals of beautiful plants and well placed outdoor lights, one of the areas I really want to work on this year is the furniture. It’s much easier to spend time in your wonderful garden if you have some furniture to relax on!
Whenever I get excited about something I do some research and get some inspiration together. That’s exactly what I’ve done here and I wanted to share it with you, so let’s go in and take a look at some garden furniture ideas!

Palm Beach 2 Piece Sofa Set

I am absolutely in love with this sofa set! I’ve never been into grey furniture, but things are different outdoors – it would compliment the colourful flowers and not detract from them. It comes with a great little coffee table for cocktails in the afternoon or perhaps an al fresco meal. I like the idea of having the versatility of a sofa and separate chairs that you can move around, which you don’t get with those giant garden corner sofas. Think I’m in love!

Garden Bar Set

Dining outdoors is something I’d like to do a lot more of this summer if the weather allows me to! There’s nothing better than waking up on a sunny Saturday morning and preparing a healthy fruit and granola bowl in the sunshine after a little yoga session. It’s great to just soak in the beauty of a warm weekend ahead with a meal, so this bar set with high seats looks just perfect. It even has an ice bucket built into the centre of the table so you can keep your juice or your fizz cool in the sun, which is something I can definitely get behind!

Daybed Garden Set

Okay I’m going big with this last one! I’m not a lazy person, but the idea of a day bed sounds incredible. Lounging around with a book or writing posts on a laptop in the shade sounds like a fantastic way to relax outdoors. This grand day bed has storage for your cushions too, and curtains if you want to a bit shut off the outdoors and have a snooze. Bliss! I’d recommend having a look at this whole daybed section, they’re all incredible!
Have you started thinking about your garden this year, and do you have any similar pieces sitting in your outdoor space just waiting to be used? Hop on Twitter and let me know!
Happy gardening!
*in collaboration with the lovely people at Fishpools


Living Room Furniture Inspiration

In the past few months I’ve been on a mission to make our home feel, well, more homely. Bit by bit I’ve been transforming each room by buying furniture, plants and accessories keeping a consistent look and feel with a colour scheme and everything!
In particular the living room is really coming along. We recently bought a rug, and some new artwork to hang on the walls, however we’re still missing a few of the items that will be finishing touches in the room we spend the most time in. In fact I read recently that the average person in the UK will spend 17 years of their life on the sofa in their living room!
So I was delighted with Quercus Furniture got in touch and asked me to take a look at their range and see what I thought. I’ve done exactly that and picked out a few pieces that I think might work perfectly in our living room and I wanted to share them with you. Let’s take a look!


We’re lucky that we have a good amount of natural light with big windows by the kitchen and two French windows on the other side of the room. However there is one spot right in front of the sofa where it’s a bit dark. A mirror on the opposite wall would certainly brighten things up by reflecting light in that direction, and this Appleton Painted Wall Mirror would do just nicely. It’s a good size so it would project a lot of light and the white fits our colour scheme. Perfect!
Appleton Painted Wall Mirror – £161

Coffee Table

I’m satisfied with my current coffee table but I’ve had it a good few years now and definitely on the lookout for an upgrade. One of the biggest problems with my current table is that it doesn’t have any storage so can be a bit of a clutter magnet. This lovely wooden Cube Oak Modern Coffee Table looks beautiful but has a shelf to store books, magazines and coasters for when you need them. Our rug would match the colour of this wood perfectly, so I’m keen on this!
Cube Modern Oak Coffee Table – £229

Side Table

One of the items high on my shopping list is a side table for either a lamp next to the sofa or for a plant. I’ve been on the lookout for one at the right price for a little while and it’s been tough finding one that fits the room but has a little storage drawer too. This Barham Oak Small Hall Table might do the trick, although I’d probably turn it sideways along the arm of the sofa so that it doesn’t stick out too much. It’s a beauty and could probably live a few different places in either the living room or the hallway, making it a great purchase!
Barham Oak Small Hall Table – £155
Which room in your house are you in doing up at the moment and do you like any of these pieces from Quercus? Tweet me and let me know.
Happy shopping!
*This post is in collaboration with the lovely people over at Quercus Living!