Making the Most of Your Outdoor Space

by | Mar 23, 2023 | Outdoor

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about making the most of your outside space. Pop up gazebos are the ideal solution to extending your living area. With minimal effort, you can create a place to entertain, socialise and relax. The unpredictable British weather means a rain free summer is never guaranteed. A pop up gazebo provides shelter from the wind, rain and sun, so whatever the weather, your plans will not be disrupted. 

Spending time at home doesn’t have to be plain and boring. You can go to town with lighting, furniture and accessories, creating your own unique sanctuary. We have collaborated with TFH Gazebos to show you how you can be creative with your garden space, with six inspiring ideas.

Garden Bar

It won’t be long before we can drink in the sun once more- a garden bar complements any gathering. If you want your tipple safe from the gaze of the sun, complete your set up under the cover of a pop up gazebo.

Keep it simple with a pop up table and chairs which you can assemble and store with ease. If you’d like something a touch more sophisticated, invest in a rattan set that you can use year in, year out.

Set up with a variety of spirits, fruits and mixers, alongside aesthetic glasses, stirrers and straws. Leave the bartending to your guests and the evening will run itself.

For a little extra sparkle, we always suggest the use of fairy lights, they effortlessly create a romantic setting. With attention to details, your garden bar can be the centre of your event.

Hot Tub

A hot tub is a luxurious addition to your garden. When paired with a pop up gazebo, you can use your hot tub during every season, meaning you can make the most of it. As well as this, they provide privacy from onlooking neighbours.

Accessories really complete this set up; explore with bunting, fairy lights and inflatables. The more, the better.

Then all you have to do is sit back and relax.

Outdoors Gym

Working out at home is the preferred choice of many. Outside gyms have gained immense popularity over the past two years and there seems to be no end for this trend.

Turn your pop up gazebo into your own outdoor studio; perfect for core strength training, yoga, Pilates, spinning and more.

Set up with as little as a yoga mat and dumbbells, or go full out with the addition of an exercise bike and rowing machine.

This is an ideal solution for personal trainers- host clients in your home without invading your personal living space.

Outside Cinema

There is nothing more creative than an outside cinema! Bring your Pinterest board to life with bean bags, popcorn buckets and fairy lights.

Perfect for parties or a romantic summer night.

You can purchase an outdoor cinema screen and projector set up for as little as £44.99. See some of our favourite options here.

Children’s Play Area

A children’s play area is a family essential. Take the adventure outside with the protection of a pop up gazebo- keeping children and apparatus safe from the rain and sun.

Be bold and playful with colour! Add some magic to playtime with fairy lights and bunting.

Take a look at some of our favourite additions:

Wooden Play Boat Sand and Water Pit

Qwikfold Orange Climb ‘n’ Slide

Toddler Playground Playset

Alfresco Dining

Alfresco dining was designed for the summer months. Lighting immensely contributes towards the overall setting of your evening.

For a more traditional approach, simply scatter an array of candles and tealights; this will provide your outdoor space with a warm and intimate feel.

If you intend to dine outside more regularly, add a touch of style by investing in some lanterns. Opt for a solar powered lantern for minimal maintenance just as elegant without the worry of a naked flame.

See some of our top picks:

Solar Helsinki Lantern

Solar Powered Black Metal Garden Candle Lantern

Add some depth to your lighting, you can attach hanging paper lanterns to your gazebo’s frame.

Finally, to ensure you and your guests remain comfortable for the duration of the evening, we recommend adding some infrared heaters.

Read through our useful guide for more information

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