Be inspired by outdoor rooms

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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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Visit the Ideal Home garden shop

Love your garden? Take advantage of our special offers on plants at the Ideal Home garden shop. Our curated collection of beautiful flowers and shrubs is guaranteed to add colour and charm to your outdoor space.

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