How to create a nautical-inspired outdoor paradise

If you're planning a summer dinner party, you're going to love this fabulous outdoor collection...

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Bring some classic coastal elegance to your garden or patio with the Sainsbury's Home Shore Outdoors collection of dinnerware and accessories. It's the perfect way to set the scene for summery afternoon picnics and long, lazy evenings entertaining al fresco with friends and family.

Whether you're planning an informal BBQ or an extravagant summer soirée feast, this range will help create a sophisticated and contemporary setting that'll see you and your guests through dinner, and well into the later hours.

Rich blue tones, rustic materials and timeless nautical stripes come together across picnicware, outdoor accessories and fun gardening essentials, which when combined will achieve a classic seaside-inspired setting.

Arrange chambray patterned textiles from the Shore Outdoors range on garden furniture and benches to create a laid-back coastal vibe for your guests to relax (with a chilled glass of wine, of course), before laying out your table with statement stripe runners, ombre glasses and fun fish platters.

Add stylish solar lanterns – brilliant for creating a softly lit ambience long after the sun has gone down. All that's called for is the sounds of summer and some colourful salads, dips and crudités for easy, informal entertaining.

And our favourite pieces from the Sainsbury's Home Shore Outdoors collection?  The cute, quirky garden additions, such as the woven willow oystercatcher and pretty bird feeder are guaranteed to breathe a sense of fun into any outside space.

It really is so simple to tailor this trend to suit any type of outdoor area, just think outdoor paradise and let the good times roll!

The Sainsbury's Home Shore Outdoors collection is available to shop in selected Sainsbury's stores now, but in case you'd like a sneaky peek, here's some of our favourite pieces from the range to help inspire...

1/9 Shore Dinner Plate, £3

blue line printed dinner plate with white background

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This soft, inky stripe design has a lovely artisan feel.

2/9 Shore Dip Bowls, £2 for two

blue and white coloured bowl with white background

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Fill with your favourite hummus, then share with friends.

3/9 Shore Fish Platter, £6

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Perfect for a selection of fishy appetisers – and an attractive centrepiece.

4/9 Shore Large Gardening Box, £20

white coloured box with white background

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Tidy away tools and gardening gloves in this handy, yet stylish box.

5/9 Shore Willow Oyster Catcher, £16

willow oyster catcher with white background

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Place this charming fellow on the patio for an instant talking point.

6/9 Shore Small Bird Feeder, £8

small bird feeder with white background

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Treat the birds to some summer seeds with this cute little feeder.

7/9 Shore Solar Fisherman Lantern, £16

solar white lantern light with white background

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Use a hook to hang this stylish lantern for an authentic nautical look.

8/9 Shore Faux Rattan Solar Lantern, £28

grey coloured solar lantern with white background

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This lantern is a real show-stopper, plus it will create a softly lit atmosphere.

9/9 Shore Chambray Stripe Scatter Cushion, £14

blue coloured line printed pillow with white background

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So classic, this cushion will give any garden seat an instant style boost.