It's tricky to feel inspired for summer given the state of the weather this week, but after a sneak peek at Cath Kidston (opens in new tab)'s spring/summer alfresco range, it only seems fair to let your imagination take a little wander. Call it optimistic, but its outdoorsy range of colourful fish illustrations, classic checks and subtle wicker patterns will have you dreaming of warmer climes in no time.
Discover a passion for pattern
It wouldn't be Cath Kidston without a few fun florals dotted around, and
its summer print, Painted Daisy, is an instant winner. Made up of a
gorgeous palette of pink, white and green, it's instantly uplifting and
sure to be a timeless design. Check out its seat pads, £18 each, for a
quick and easy way to pep up your outdoor furniture.
Fake it with fabric
Rather than going for broke and investing in a whole new range of
outdoor furniture, why not give your current set-up a lift with a pretty
fabric? Available in soft grey, duck egg blue or a grassy green, it's a
brilliant way to add some summery charm. Feeling intrepid about
upholstering a whole suite? Keep it simple with a few scatter cushions.
Fabric is priced at £20 per m; £22 each for the cushions.
Fall for a fish print (hook, line and sinker!)
The main star of the show is this adorable fish print. Illustrated in warm shades of pink, green and blue on a soft white background, the River Fish pattern adorns tea towels, tumblers and melamine plates for a slightly off-beat feel with plenty of charm. Hosting a picnic? Create a pretty display with this cute fish platter, £12.
The fun fish prints don't stop there – an adorable range of kitchen accessories completes the set. Try the humorous fish gauntlet oven glove, £14, on for size, or go for maximum impact with a prettily patterned apron. Complement the serving ware with classic River Stripe napkins, £15 each.
Liked this? Why not check out our floral-print trend report for spring
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