It’d be great to have a sprawling lawn and acres of land, but the reality for most people living in urban homes or flats is that any outside space is pretty limited. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make the most of what you’ve got, even on a budget. We’ve pulled together a list of ideas to help transform your patio, yard or balcony into a little oasis of calm.

The rustic retreat

They say good things come in small packages, and we’d have to agree. You definitely don’t need a massive garden to put on a show. Try coloured garden furniture. It gives you a playful, low maintenance look which will perk up your patio no end, so you can really make the most of sunny days. Add colourful potted plants and flowers in a variety of shapes and sizes for more colour.

A shady spot

Looking for some peace and quiet? Turn a corner of your garden into a mini getaway by relaxing sitting under the sun with a parasol. Can’t sit still for too long? We’ve got you covered with all the gardening tools you need to keep you busy and get your patio, yard or balcony looking great. 

Dine outdoors

Why is it that food always seems to taste better outside? Practice your cooking skills this summer and treat your guests to a spot of outdoor dining. We have the perfect dining set for eating under the sky for you here at wilko. One of the easiest ways to add some colour to your outdoor space is with plants. For a calming environment try potting your favourite plants into a variety of containers and positioning them at different levels to decorate your space. Also, try placing lanterns around your yard for after sunset.

Country corner

Whatever outdoor space you have to play with, make the most of it by turning it into a place of calm you’re itching to get back to. We like to think our Country Metal Bench, is perfect for bringing a touch of English countryside chic to any garden. Decorate your garden with our garden accessories to help complete the look. Not getting back until late? Snuggle up beneath the stars with some cushions and throws.

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