Outdoor Hideaways So, if like us, you’ve been making the most of the lovely weather, you should really start to think about jazzing up any outdoor space you have this summer. Whether it’s a balcony, a small patio or a garden, giving your outdoor space some love will give you a sense of extra space in your home and give you a great area to chill out in. Whilst the weather might not always be glorious, we’re sure that you’ll be ready to bring the sunshine into your life, as soon as it is. Comfort is Key If you have a bigger space, then why not invest in a squashy outdoor sofa? With plumped up cushions it’s the ultimate way to bring your living room outside. Add some oversized pillows, perfect for hiding any imperfections in older furniture. Finish off with some side tables and even a rug to make it even more cosy and add some solar powered fairy lights to keep the space looking magical in the evening too. Primark Pillow, £10. M&S Outdoor Sofa, £999. The White Company Lantern, £30. Splash Out Add some colourful furniture to your outdoor space to make it summer ready. You can even add a lick of paint to old furniture to transform them from drab to fab. Inject some colour into your whole zone by painting walls and pots too. It will work really well if you have a small space to play with and gives you some fantastic colour cues to accessorise with throws, blankets and funky colourful cushions John Lewis & Partners House Range 2 Chairs, £98. Retro Vibes There is nothing better than some cool retro furniture to transform a space. We love this amazing hanging chair with space for not one but two people! Simply add some furry cushions and you have a modern day take on a 70’s classic. If that’s not enough, what about adding a drinks cart? A novel and hugely convenient way of making sure you stock up all the accessories for your favourite tipple, with straws, napkins and even some snacks. Kitsch but cool, right? John Lewis & Partners Egg Chair, £369. Oliver Bonas Drink Table, £275. Pizza the Action Forget takeaway pizza, with this little beauty you can make your own. This cool pizza oven looks the part and takes up surprisingly little space. With all of the accessories in a handy basket you can be creative and feed the family and be the envy of all of your friends. Move over barbecues, the cool kid of outdoor dining has arrived! Lakeland Pizza Oven, £249.