Have you just moved into a property with outdoor space for the first time, or have you simply never really had time to spend on the garden before but now you have the opportunity to do so?

Below we have offered our top tips for anyone looking to create a stunning and practical outdoor living space for the first time.

Use Your Space Wisely

The first thing you need to consider is how your space is best used. Don’t worry if you have a small garden, there is still plenty that can be done to make it a nice relaxing space.

If you are planning to use your space for outdoor dining and barbecues, we recommend a spacious rattan dining set and a parasol or pergola to offer shade and protection. If you only have a small space, you can still get the best out of outdoor dining with a rattan bistro set.

If you’ve got a bigger garden, consider combining multiple furniture pieces so you can use the garden for multiple purposes and not just alfresco dining. For example, a sofa set will give you a place to relax in the garden.

If you don’t have the space or it’s not in the budget for multiple pieces, consider a corner sofa set with height height-adjustable table. These sets really offer the best of both worlds as you can sprawl out and relax with the lower coffee table or dine with friends and family using the higher casual dining table

Whatever you do,

make sure it feels

personal to you.

Make It Your Own

People rarely consider adding a personal touch to their outdoor space, but it is key to being proud of your space and spending the most time in it. When you look around your indoor space, what are your favourite things about these rooms? Is it your favourite armchair? Or perhaps the kitchen table where you’ve shared so many memories with family and friends? Whatever it is, you can reflect these moments in your outdoor space.

Create a den for the kids, add a cosy chair where you can curl up with a good book, or add a firepit where you can sit and toast marshmallows and create new memories. Whatever you do, make sure it feels personal to you and incorporate all of your favourite features and colours into your outdoor space.

Creative Flair

Get creative with your decorating! A garden doesn’t have to be patio, grass, furniture, done – it can be so much more.

A stream of solar-powered lanterns can make the evenings feel magical, a stunning water feature can add a sense of calm and serenity, an outdoor mirror can make your space appear bigger and more interesting.

There are plenty of outdoor accessories that bring life to your outdoor space taking it from bland garden to exciting outdoor living area.

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to bring your garden to life and make it your own, we recommend visiting one of our showrooms and speaking to our knowledgeable sales advisors. In our showrooms you can test and measure the furniture for yourself and see our own garden setups designed to inspire your creative side.

If you can’t get down to one of our showrooms, follow us on Instagram @whitestores to see how our customers are making their garden their own.