Summer is on its way, and your outdoor areas will deserve as much attention as you interior design.

Summer is the best time to enjoy your garden for brunches, lunch, dinners, and even garden parties with family and friends. By decorating your yard, patio or balcony, you create a comfortable space to unwind, do some reading, take a tea/coffee break and spend quality time with your close ones.

To help you along, discover our favourite outdoor decor designs and easy steps to enjoy your garden and patios this summer.

Here are some ideas :

1. Sail Shades

During summer, your garden tends to heat up very fast and the heat may cause problems. We propose a decorative and cost-efficient solution which will bring you a little bit of freshness: Sail Shades. Available at a number of retailers in Mauritius, sail shades are affordable solutions. They can be customized according to the dimension and decor of your garden.

2. Hammocks and swings

Hammocks and swings are two add-ons that we never get tired of during summer. They help you to enjoy the blue sky, the changing shapes of the clouds, rainbows and even the landscape. Your hammock or swing will cradle you just as the singing of the birds and you will be able to take a nap in the shade of your peaceful garden. Hammocks and swings are varied in colours, shapes and textures and can fit your available space and your exterior design.

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3. Pillows, poufs and bean bags:

One of the cheapest and simplest ways to furnish your garden is to use some of free time during the weekend to buy some basic items and make the most of your creativity.

The following pictures may inspire you:

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4. Deckchairs and sun loungers:

For something more relaxing or for sun bathing by the pool, deckchairs are some major assets. You may also create a little relaxation area with sun lounges and rocking chairs.

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5. Garden Tables:

For your brunch, lunch, dinner or get-togethers with family or friends, opt for the garden table according to your design and space. A number of models and materials are available to match your environment:

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6. Barbecues

When one says garden party, we automatically think about a delicious barbecue with a cold drink during an early summer evening. Mauritians love barbecues!

When setting up your BBQ, make sure to choose a sufficiently ventilated one as this will prevent smoke to seep into your house.

If you want a customized BBQ , ask an expert in construction for help.

The cost-efficient option is to buy your barbecue/grill at a retailer. If you have a small patio or balcony, no worries, a gas plancha would perfectly fit.

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7. Benches and small tables

To optimize space in your small garden, patio or balcony, benches would be perfect. You may as well use a small table to create a cosy area to relax, read or take a coffee-break.

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8. Upcycling

You have a number of objects that you are not going to use anymore? Don’t throw them away yet; they may be useful to decorate your garden.

Some ideas: Create a green wall with plastic bottles, use a palette for a garden bed, hang some mason jars that you can use as flower vases… Discover some pictures here: