IKEA’s outdoor lighting gets better each year. New this summer is Solvinden, with a built-in LED light source that has an expected 20,000 hour life. Even on a grey day, the orange and turquoise string shade will brighten up your garden space.
With all the panache of an Ascot hat, this garden parasol, designed by Mark Gabbertas for Sywawa Belgium, could outshine all the blooms in your garden. In various colours, all with a black interior. Sywaha Tahiti parasol, £1,990
WARES IT AT
Searching for a special pillow or cushion, a superb selection of bedding, towelling robes in a rainbow of colours – and so many other things for the home? Then Dunelm should be a go-to. It might surprise you. There are more than 160 stores nationwide
SHOW YOUR METAL
Corten steel – that rusty orange metal so popular with architects – gives extra colour and dimension outdoors. New Zealand designer Lisa Turley’s collection of garden birds (70cm high) are designed to be pushed into the ground or a plant pot. Set of three, £108.67
UP IN LIGHTS
Outstanding illumination for a contemporary home from French online design and lighting store. Lampadaire d’extérieur, Spillo blanc, £433.11 each