Bright summer accessories for the home

Summer time is gradually seeping in, lets hope it makes it’s mind up soon! I suppose this has given me the time to think of ways to brighten up the home and garden regardless of the weather. I’ve been organizing my garden, in between rainy times, and am trying to use what accessories I already have to bring it to life.  These include my disco ball, outdoor white solar fairy lights and mirrors hiding behind the Ivy trails; I see it as creating another room in the home whilst adding depth and a magical feel in the evenings. Financially, we are still experiencing tough times but the shops have been stocking some great and affordable products to brighten up our daily living.  Below are are a selection of my chosen accessories that work inside or out!

Nordic House – Whitewashed Candle Logs

When I visited grand designs in London I also noticed the need for quality, natural products with bright splashes of colour and unique, fun design. Also a British theme is at the forefront along with luxurious mirrors and frames containing simple illustrated prints.

I adore these cute doggy doorstops which come in lots of different styles and colours, much better looking than a conventional doorstop; perfect for propping open your patio doors.

John Lewis – leather door stop dog The present finder – brit dog door stop

If you do not have a garden, why not bring the outdoors in with these simple planters for herbs and flowers.  Just pop them on the kitchen window cil and watch them thrive!

Nordic House – herb planters John Lewis – wall mounted herb rack

if you are lucky enough to have a garden, with two sturdy trees why not get a hammock! I wish I could have one but the trees in my garden are rather twig like.

Stylish Life – Hammock

A great idea if you live near a park or beach (luckily I do) why not get one of these really affordable BBQs, they come in a range of colours but my favourite so far is the blue.

Portable blue BBQ

Nordic House is a Scandinavian inspired design site who have a wide range of outdoor lanterns which add a light and classic touch. My favorites have to be the little glass hanging tea lights as they can be hung around the home or out in the garden.

Nordic House – glass hanging tea lights

If you’re heading the alfresco way, don’t leave home without a fabulous luxury hamper

John Lewis – luxury hamper

And finally Alpha art have these funky letters, big or small and fun to use on bookshelves or a great gift, I have a couple myself and plan to get more.

Alpha arts



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