Be inspired by outdoor rooms

Use these outdoor room ideas to instil an alfresco vibe in your garden. Give your garden or patio an easy update and create a sexy summer sanctuary for both entertaining and relaxing. Transform an ordinary outdoor space into a room that adds value your home year-round.

The outdoor room also offers you a chance to showcase your individuality. Add a barbecue, patio heater and some lighting, and you can enjoy your outdoor room long after the sun has set. A pergola, summerhouse or protected patio or deck with screens, fences and year-round foliage will make any outdoor space much more enticing.

If you’re a horticulturist at heart, why not look into creating your own gardening hideaway? Simply team pretty and practical furniture and with an array of planters for a rustic retreat that you can call your own. Alternatively, get set for the summer party season with a fun-filled entertainment zone. Set up a makeshift dining area with weatherproof seating, melamine cultery, plates and cups and heaps of fresh foliage.

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