How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space

Today I’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Kettler to offer you some great top tips and a wonderful giveaway prize. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this amazing Palma Cube Garden Set worth £599 then keep reading. You can’t afford not to, right?

Palma Cube whitewash lifestyle 2016Suitable for both outdoor and indoor use, the Palma Cube is maintenance free and can be left outdoors all year round, excluding cushions. Handwoven, available in two colours (whitewash and rattan) and with a three-year warranty, this really is a stylish and stunning piece.

It’s not that difficult to make more of your outdoor space, sometimes it just needs a few ideas that don’t have to cost a lot in either time or money.

  1. Think about your outdoor space as you would your indoor and give it the same treatment as you would for the living room or a bedroom.
  2. Apply a style and a colour scheme. If you like shabby chic, contemporary or something a little more classic, stick to your chosen style throughout your design and purchases.
  3. Brighter is better. Well that’s not always the case, but generally an outdoor space can handle brighter, bolder colours. Think yellows, oranges and strong pinks, all colours you’d find in nature and apply them to your garden.
  4. Use lighting effectively. There are lots of great solar-powered lights now that will help your garden shine, and make it more accessible in the evenings.
  5. Water is a great way to relax (although be careful with young children) so include a small water feature if you can. Again solar-powered examples are widely available and very stylish too.
  6. Section the garden space up into zones. Somewhere to relax, somewhere to eat, and somewhere to play. A garden design that accommodates the whole family will be the most successful.
  7. Remember the view. If you don’t have a stunning view like the one above, why not create one. Create a mural or add a garden picture onto a bare wall, or failing that ensure your seating points in the direction of the prettiest part of your garden.

WIN a Stunning Palma Cube Set worth £599

All you have to do is follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. Couldn’t be easier.

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Giveaway Closes: 24th April 2016

UK Entries Only

Good luck!

Kettler have just launched their own Indoor Outdoor hub with lots of advice and style tips on making the most of your outdoor space, particularly if you want to make it an extension of your home. To celebrate, they’ve launched their own giveaway too, to win a Palma Sofa Set worth £1799! You should definitely head over there and enter that one too. You can see their giveaway HERE.

I would love to see how you make your outdoor space as good as your indoors. Why not tweet me a picture or use the hashtag #IndoorsOutdoors to show us your ideas, tips and inspirations.

More competitions at The Prizefinder

A Kettler Collaboration

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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  1. linda gill
    March 22, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    great prize, would love to win this stylish set…..also love the jars……emptying my pickles as we speak

  2. Siobhan Davis
    March 22, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    This would be perfect for our garden 🙂 Thankyou so much for the chance and best of luck everyone xx

  3. Katie
    March 22, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Some lovely tips here Jen, thank you. I think lighting is a really important one to remember outside, we spend a lot of time in the garden in summer in France and having the right lighting means you can really make the most of the evenings. last year we learnt our lesson by taking out a lamp from the house…it looked lovely and vintage next to our alfresco dining table but we got swarmed with flying ants after seconds! Lighting being rectified for this summer!

  4. Mellissa Williams
    March 23, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    I love these, really stylish and modern, I really wish I had a garden, but I may enter for my mother-in-law!

  5. Pallavi Prasad
    April 5, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Wow! Love the furniture!

    We just moved into our first home! Hope we win 🙂

    Fingers crossed tight xxx

  6. Mrs T.Lewis
    April 6, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Our garden furniture is very old and now showing it too!
    I would love to treat my husband to this, for our 25th wedding anniversary.

  7. Lorraine Brocklehurst
    April 11, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Husbands been seriously ill and could do with plebnty of fresh air unfortunately we have no garden furniture, hopefully we may win

  8. Tauseef Alam
    April 12, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    We are planning to change our outdoor furniture. This is the best opportunity to receive the furniture as a gift. Hope I’ll win this giveaway.

    April 19, 2016 / 8:52 am

    That is gorgeous!

  10. Bee
    April 23, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    What a fab prize to give away ..fingers crossed 🙂

  11. Jane Gorton
    April 24, 2016 / 12:38 am

    Fantastic prize, shared with everyone. I would love to win your competition xxxxxxx

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  13. Ian
    October 13, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Solar powered lights is a great idea. Anything to save energy is great for the environment as well as your electric bill?

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