It's official; summer is here! But as we all know, there's no guarantee of sunny days and blue skies everyday of the season in the UK. When the sun does shine, make the most of it with our outdoor styling essentials. Nicole, our in-house Interior Designer, tells us her shortlist for when an outdoor day is on the cards. From chic garden furniture and parasols to patio decor and accessories, Nicole's got everything you need for an outdoor day. Read on to shop the shortlist or head over to our website to shop our in-stock outdoor edit now.

Nicole's Summer Shortlist, Outdoor Styling
Nicole's Summer Shortlist, Outdoor Styling

1. Bramblecrest Truro Parasol

£887.00 £749.00

I love the versatility of the Truro Parasol as it's suitable for day and for night. During the day, escape the midday sun in style under the spacious shade created by the 3 x 3m grey umbrella. At night, huddle with friends and family long into the evening beneath the cosy atmosphere of the integrated LED lights.

2. Portofino Modular Dining Set

£4,369.00 £3134.00

Make your patio the talking point of your garden with stylish garden furniture. With sets like the Portofino, you can gather around the fire pit for summer evenings spent under the stars, enjoying its warmth long into the night. There's even an optional griddle to showcase your cooking skills and enjoy alfresco dining with friends and family.

3. Somerset Set of 2 Natural Baskets

£82.00 £65.59

Baskets are handy for storing your outdoor accessories in so that they are to hand as soon as the sun comes out. Fill your baskets ready and put by the back door so that they're ready to grab and go. Baskets with handles like the Somerset are easy to carry to and from the house as required.

4. Giovanni Chevron Outdoor Throw

£25.00 £20.00

After the sun goes down and the cool summer air sets in, make sure you have blankets to hand so that you can enjoy the night for longer. I love throws like the Giovanni which are super soft and made from water-resistant PET fabric so won't get damaged if they get forgotten in a sudden downpour.

5. Inez Outdoor Lanterns

From £15.00

Bring ambience to your garden gathering with outdoor lanterns. What I love most about our Inez Lanterns is that they come in 3 sizes: small, medium and large, and look great styled together as a trio or a pair. Style on your patio and place a pillar candle inside ready to light when the sun goes down.

6. Swilgate Garden Mirror

£204.00 £163.20

Reflect light around your garden sitting area while creating a focal point and the illusion of more space. The Swilgate has an arched window-style design that looks great in gardens surrounded by summer foliage and wild grass.

Nicole Grey, Interior Designer at Pavilion Broadway

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