Add a splash of style with fabrics and different colours

Crocus Design – add a splash of style with fabrics and different colours

If you are lucky enough to have an outside space, the world is your oyster when it comes to adding some extra personality and colour.

Outside fabrics, cushions and throws bring different textures and moods to your space under the stars, whether it be Moroccan inspired with raspberry pinks, lush oranges and tassels to the Scandinavian ‘hygge’ vibe with sheepskin rugs and thick textured muted wools.

If you are thinking of revamping your space for this summer here are a few tips for success.

Firstly, as we all know the great United Kingdom does not have sunny weather year-round so pick fabrics and cushions that are waterproof.  The variety of waterproof fabrics is forever improving but remember to make sure that your cushion filler is also waterproof!

Secondly, think about your colour palette.  Start with one colour or object and choose complimentary tones and patterns to build an interesting and diverse setting.  One company that has designed gorgeous, calm outdoor cushions is Tonder & Tonder.  These are made in the UK and would add an elegant and classic feel.  Indian Ocean is also worth looking at.   Its ‘Casamance’ collection is bold and bright with each design available in a range of colours.  Simply mix and match to create an exciting climate defining look that packs serious style.

Finally, once you have thought about your colour palette, fabrics and cushions, add some finishing touches.  DIY tea lights hanging in old jam jars are really simple to make and look great when the sun goes down.

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