After a dispiriting 2020 and the news that we may not be flying off to foreign climes this summer, we’re welcoming the cheery colour palette that’s punctuating many of the new spring/summer outdoor living collections. And these holiday hues are the perfect accompaniment to the spring bulbs popping up all over the garden. The key to getting this look right is to throw caution to the wind and go all out in the colour stakes, then stick on your shades, pour yourself a Mai Tai and imagine you’re in Hawaii! For extra verve and holiday humour mix in playful patterns, be it rainbow stripes or watermelon prints
Make the most of your staycation garden with these stylish buys.
Matalan lantern, planter and cushions
Club tropicana This fun garden collection from Matalan will conjure up a beach scene without denting your holiday fund. Cushions, from £6, White Caged Lantern, £22, Yellow Planter, £14. Coming soon to Matalan.
Top of the pots These snappy planters can also be used as ice buckets for drinks in your summer garden.
Gladom Tray Table
Drinks please! The top of this garden table is removeable and doubles as a tray.
Cotton Pink Thick Stripe Floor Cushion
Candy stripes Pop these sweetshop stripes in you garden to remind you of childhood seaside holidays.
Garden Parasol with Bead Trim
Shady lady The jewel-like beading on this parasol brings a little bling to your garden.
Chalk Paint in Capri Pink
Paint it pink A brave bold colour is the quickest route to creating a fun and functional outdoor backdrop to a garden lounge.
Mid Century Large Embossed Planter
Sunset shade Even the plainest foliage will sing in this, and garden planters on legs are a big trend again this year.
Fab Hab Cancun Outdoor Rug in Blue Stripe
Earn your stripes If ever a garden rug could coax you into cheerfulness, itu2019s this one!