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Whether you’ve a sprawling country lawn or a modest urban terrace, here’s how to make the most of this glorious weather and take the indoors out.

The last few years have all been about bringing the outdoors in thanks to the trend for botanicals, OTT palm print wallpaper, succulents and cacti. This summer that’s all changed. Maybe it’s the fact that we’ve been forced to stay in doors for months or this Mediterranean-style weather we’re having, but interiors have done a complete 360 and this summer, it’s all about taking the indoors out.

From coffee table set ups in the garden to terraces that look plucked from the White Isle itself, it’s all about taking your living space outside. We’ve plucked some of the best examples from our Instagram favourites and scrolled the web to bring you the pieces (on all budgets) you need to put a little slice of heaven into your outdoor space, no matter how sprawling or modest it may be.

 

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Chloé, AKA Chloe Loves To Shop, might be best known for her fashion buys, but this summer it’s her garden we’re lusting after. From the sofa set up to the antique mirror and homely soft furnishings, we couldn’t think of a better place for 6pm sundowners.

For more visit @chloelovestoshop

Belmar Striped Indoor/Outdoor Bistro Chair

£178

www.anthropologie.com

Vallarta Indoor/Outdoor Stool

£128

www.anthropologie.com

 

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Even urban spaces can get the living room treatment and we have fallen hard for what Nathalie from The Home of a City Mom has done with her outdoor space.

From the soft furnishings to the rattan accessories and statement 60’s swinging chair, this modest city space is giving us all the boho vibes. Take a look at her full Insta feed and you’ll see the garden in all it’s glory – it’s basically an extension of her actual house – all soft, muted colour palette, textured fabrics and bohemian pieces and it could easily pass for a corner of a cool Ibizan beach club.

Even if your outdoor area is tiny, the same can be achieved with a handful of tactile, bohemian-style accessories. Look to Zara and H&M home departments for trays, floor cushions, throws and pouffes at a modest price point – even if you just have a small balcony space.

For more visit nathalie.thehomeofacitymom

 

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To actual Ibiza now and this outdoor space is serious goals. Fashion editor and co-founder of Wardrobe Icons, Deborah Brett, started her career in fashion but her Instagram feed is full to bursting with interiors ideas too.

Her home in Ibiza, which she shares with her husband and three children, is quintessentially White Isle chic. Think rustic, artisan accessories, natural stripped-back woods and the prettiest of tablescapes, all put together with vintage-inspired rattan furniture and the coolest blue and white tiling below feet.

For more visit @deborahbrett

Gold Metal Circular Droplet Chair

£65

www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Large Antique Metal Window Mirror With Opening Doors

£275

www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Is there anything chicer, more decadent and utterly pointless in the best way possible than a vase of flowers and coffee table books in the garden?

Katie AKA The Mum Life Styled has nailed living room chic in her garden with on point styling. Upgrade your outdoor reading space by taking tips from her – made best with an outdoor sofa (John Lewis have a great range for all budgets), a chunky, rustic coffee table and your favourite tomes.

For more visit @themumlife_styled

 

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For a lesson in stripped back cool, look to Kelly from the Ontwerpstudio. Using 70s-style rattan, hanging lights, pampas grass and faux furs, she’s created a look that sits somewhere between scandi cool and 70s retro.

Look to brands such as Rockett St George for pieces that look like one-of-a-kind vintage finds and fill in the gaps with affordable options from the high street.

This look is ideal for tiny city spaces, even if you’ve just got a balcony to dress.

For more visit @ontwerpstudio_kelly

Create Scandi-cool meets 70's retro with pampas grass, faux furs and rattan accessories.

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