Here Comes the Sun - Outdoor Living Ideas

Take your love of interior styling to your outdoor spaces this year, to create al fresco living areas you'll want to spend all day in...


Ah, the outdoor shower - quintessentially summer. And they can be affordable, too - using secondhand pipes for a cool vintage look, and hooking them up to the garden hose. We love the way they've created a privacy screen here using those tall vertical timber slats, mirroring the same slats on the floor as a 'boardwalk'.


OK - we're definitely going to steal this idea! This diamond ivy wall is easy to create and so effective. You could also try other geometric shapes for a truly modern look.

Luxury outdoor furniture with ottoman

Loving this contemporary outdoor space, especially all the lighting they've used. Large 'indoor' lights (like this rattan one) work brilliantly in an outdoor room, as they really help to distinguish the space. A pair of contemporary outdoor beanbag chairs - in sandy taupe - would look stunning here.


A fire can transform a space from ordinary to magical. Add some giant outdoor floor cushions and a bottle of flavour-packed sangria, and you have a night to remember...


If space is tight, a hanging garden is perfect (plant herbs to make it pretty and functional). The painted trellis is an affordable privacy screen, too. A couple of luxury bean bag chairs would be ideal seating for the far end there, with an outdoor beanbag ottoman to put the drinks tray on!


Graphic cushions (in a common colour palette but differing patterns) and a large outdoor rug make this little corner something quite special. The key to a stylish space is a few well-chosen accessories - and that's as true outdoors as it is in. A coffee table would be handy here, and would just finish the space off. Maybe an outdoor beanbag ottoman (in bold black or sandy taupe) - that'll do nicely!


Having just a few plants in oversized pots is the ultimate in low maintenance for the urban homeowner. For those of us whose idea of gardening is picking a lemon off the tree for our gin and tonic! We also love the use of geometric statement tiles; they give this otherwise very small, box-like courtyard a bit of wow factor. Black seating was a good choice in this modern, minimalist sun trap - but we think a pair of our modern black beanbag chairs would be much more comfy, or perhaps just one stunning luxury hammock!


Have a stylish and oh-so-laid-back summer
with Lujo's designer outdoor beanbags...



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