Transform your patio into an extension of your living space

As the sun begins to shine and the warm breeze beckons us outdoors, it’s time to turn our attention to our patios and create an extension of our living spaces. With the help of Cox and Cox, a trusted online retailer offering a carefully curated selection of furniture and accessories, you can transform your patio into a stylish and inviting oasis. Read on for our top tips, focusing on outdoor rugs, plants, festoon lights, and cohesive accessories.

1. Outdoor Rugs: Setting the Foundation

An outdoor rug not only adds a touch of comfort underfoot but also helps define the space and create a cosy atmosphere. Opt for a rug that complements your existing colour palette and style, whether it’s a vibrant patterned rug or a more neutral option. Place it strategically to anchor your seating area and create a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors.

2. Lush Greenery: Bringing Nature to Your Patio

Nothing enhances the ambience of an outdoor space like the presence of plants. Choose from a variety of outdoor planters, including this outdoor plant pot collection with this neat trio of bowl planters. The lightweight fibre clay construction gives the appearance of sandstone for a timeless look that will appeal to both traditional and contemporary outdoor spaces. The set includes a small, medium and large bowl. Consider incorporating fragrant herbs or vibrant flowers to add both visual appeal and enticing scents and nature to your patio.

3. Festoon Lights: Creating a Warm Glow

To achieve a warm and inviting atmosphere, lighting is key. Festoon lights, with their soft and ambient glow, can instantly transform your patio into a cosy living area. String them above your seating area or drape them along fences and pergolas for an enchanting effect. From classic bulb styles to delicate fairy lights, you can find the perfect lighting solution for your patio.

4. Cohesive Accessories: Styling the Space

To bring your patio together, consider adding cohesive accessories that tie in with your overall design scheme. Cox and Cox offers an array of carefully curated accessories, including cushions, throws, lanterns, and decorative objects, all designed to elevate your outdoor space. Select accessories that harmonise with your chosen colour palette and style be it modern, industrial or vintage, ensuring a visually appealing patio design that you can enjoy with friends and family.


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.