Creating an Outdoor Living Area

The clocks have gone forward, and British summertime has begun! Warmer days are just round the corner. Time to start planning projects for the fifth room of the house, your garden! We’ve pulled together some great, easy and even cost-effective ideas to help you create an inviting and purpose-fit outdoor living space this year.


We’re talking about chair legs of course! Bring a ray of sunshine into your garden with a bright, eye-catching table and chair set. Capri mesh bistro sets are ideal to fit into a small area, especially if it’s a place that only gets the sun at a set time. Create a haven for al fresco breakfasts or morning coffee and you’ll be dining out in style as soon as the sun rises.

If you’re tight on space, it’s worth considering your storage options when it comes to seating. Foldable or stackable items really come into their own here.


Are you usually setting the table for two but need to have the option for more? Extendable tables aren’t just for dining rooms there are plenty of outdoor configurations too, making the table an ideal size no matter how many are gathering around it.


Whilst the sun isn’t always guaranteed in Scotland a stylish structure to protect you from the elements enables you to utilise your outdoor space in all weathers.

Gazebo sails are an excellent addition to the garden, quick to assemble, great for parties and suitable for all weathers.

If you’re looking for something more enduring a pergola may be the answer for you. Painted to tie in with your outdoor furniture they help create a permanent and sheltered outdoor living area.


Liven up the area by adding plant pots styled to match your outdoor furnishings. Ideal for hiding ugly drainpipes, injecting colour, adding delicate interest and making centrepieces. Flowerpots are a great designer touch to any garden. Why not build a herb display into your design? Perfect for instantly adding to BBQ delights.


Just because the sun sets the party doesn’t have to stop! Lanterns, festoon lights and strung-up solar bulbs all add to the aesthetics of your space and help you to keep using it as the nights draw in. 


In your outdoor kitchen! A guaranteed way to bring the WOW factor to your garden. Nothing says ‘summer’ more than inviting your friends round to enjoy the rays in the garden and dine alfresco. Once you’ve fired up the barbeque or pizza oven for the first time you’ll never want to use the kitchen again! There are appliances suited to all sizes of spaces, from grills to pizza ovens and endless recipes to be sampled too.


In our, clearly biased opinion, no outdoor living area is complete without a feature fireplace. The Nordpeis Air is an excellent addition to any garden and comes in a variety of forms. First released in the summer of 2022, the Air outdoor fire range is designed to deliver everything you need to hold off the evening chill in style. Don’t forget to have a supply of marshmallows and long skewers at the ready, no summer night is complete without s’mores!

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