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Staycation Style Ideas for your Garden this Summer

26th August 2020

Hydrangea Tea Towel

Staycation Style is where it’s at this summer as most of us have put our globe-trotting on hold for 2o2o. But there are plenty of ways to embrace the ‘great British summer’ and bring your holiday home this year. Time to book some annual leave and enjoy some staycation style in your garden this year.

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Gardeners Tray - Chard Design   Gardeners Tray - Kohlrabi Design      Blue Hydrangea Tray

Set the tone

First off, have a good clear up in your garden to optimise your space for relaxation and showcase all of your lovely things. Most of us have probably well and truly achieved this task already during lockdown!

Then think about the look you want to create. Because of my design style, I always go more floral with a contemporary edge. In my outdoor space, I like to see bold colours and pattern, balanced off with more delicate design items. Part of the enjoyment of styling a garden space is the chance to be more adventurous and playful. As it’s usually temporary, you can really experiment to suit a sunny afternoon or when you might be having friends over!

Staycation Style Accessories

Serve food and drinks on brightly coloured trays – you’ll be surprised at how much more enticing even the most basic offerings can become. If you’re growing your own food then be sure to wash and serve this up centre stage. Homegrown will always pip anything else to the post in terms of taste. Brightly coloured cotton tea-towels work well for covering food until it’s ready to serve. Try the Foxglove or Hydrangea designs.

Hydrangea Tea Towel

Search out some new recipes or drinks to use up the fruits of your labour. I’m still loving Franklin & Sons ‘The Sisters Infused Soda with Guava & Lime’.

In terms of table styling, the trend for unmatched items that give you more freedom and a greater variety of shape and colour isn’t disappearing soon. This gives you the chance to indulge in more of the things you like. Trying mixing floral and meadow designs or throw together several trays that compliment each other, but don’t necessarily come from the same collection.

Paint old furniture and layer it up with interesting cushions and throws or pop out a few rugs.  Try Lorna Syson for garden bird-inspired cushions or add in your favourites.


Create a soundtrack for your summer and listen to the sort of music you might take with you to the beach – tropical tunes, classic songs or even popular music that gets you into a different mindset. You could try mixing up a few sundowners to enjoy with your tunes. One of my giftsets where you get both a Carafe and two glasses is the perfect serve for these!


No garden is complete without mood lighting for the evening. Firepits obviously make a great focal point whilst festoon, fairy and tealights create a welcoming ambience. Tumbler glasses (£32 for 4) look great with battery operated or real tealights and solar lights are also a nice eco choice. Or add warmth with coloured glassware.

Coloured Glassware Crystal Tulip Tumblers Emma Britton       Amber Crystal Tulip Tumbler

Enjoy your Garden Staycation

Enjoy some staycation style in your garden this summer, if you’re lucky enough to have one. If not, bring the outside in – you can still adopt some of the above styling tips to create a holiday atmosphere. Don’t forget that activities are as important as styling.  Take some time to read a new book, play games with family, or talk to each other over a delicious homecooked meal.

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