Midsummer nights outdoor décor

midsummer evenings decor

Carry on enjoying the warmer months even after hours with our Ideal Home Show Shop tips for making the most of your summer evenings. Lighting is the perfect way to create instant atmopshere once the sun goes down. Wrap a string of fairy lights around the branches of a tree or use a net or light curtain over a tellis or fence to create a magical fairytale look – perfect for both parties and romantic evenings.


Outdoor accessories for evening entertaining

Keep your guests cosy with knitted throws in neutral shades or checks for a traditional and country feel. A lit chinenea will make a statement which often doubles up as both a barbecue and a place to warm your hands. Our top Ideal Home Show Shop tip is to use candles with summer fragrances which will set the mood such as fresh linen, mint and tropical fruit –also team with with unscented pillar candles in hurricane lamps for a warming and cosy glow.


Dressing your outdoor table

If you’re laying on an al fresco supper for friends or family, make your table beautiful by using melamine plates instead of paper to give a quality feel and protection against breakage. A galvanised planter will not only make a lovely vase for wildflowers but will double up as a trendy drinks cooler. Use bug catcher bottles to keep away any pesky mosquitos from your food – we’ve heard that scents such as lavender, peppermint and lemon eucalyptus keep them at bay, plus they’ll make the air around you smell inviting.



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