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5 Tips for styling your outdoor area

1. Make optimal use of your space. 

Perhaps the most important aspect when styling your outdoor area is the use of space. No matter how big or small, you should make optimal use of the area. Having furniture which bends at an angle, such as a modular sofa, is useful for people with smaller gardens or terraces who wish to give the illusion of additional space.

For those hosting large gatherings, stackable chairs can come in handy. These can be easily stowed away when you are in need of space, yet still provide comfort when hosting the family dinner. 

2. Take into account the look of your furniture.

The look of your furniture is key in the overall perception of your outdoor area. The Vincent Sheppard Loop collection for example, gives an airy feeling to your terrace or garden thanks to its slender frame and almost see-through weave. While the Roy collection combines nostalgic designs with innovative materials and thus adds a strong graphic twist to your outdoor area.

3. Don't forget lighting. 

Lighting is key to creating a perfect ambience, while also providing practical illumination for social events. Bring your garden to light with the Light My Table.

The delicate string of lights submerges everything in a warm glow while adding a magical touch to your evening.

4. Go for natural hues and add a pop of color. 

It’s important to choose a color scheme that reflects the atmosphere you’re trying to achieve. At Vincent Sheppard, we value the use of natural materials. Untreated teak, for example, turns into a beautiful silvery grey which complements our woven furniture perfectly. Still, a pop of color makes your outdoor space feel fresh and alive. Choose for cushions in vibrant orangy terracotta colors which complement natural brown tones. You can also opt for our Loop collection in the limited-edition color Indigo which creates an instant summery atmosphere.

5. Comfort is key. 

The comfort of your guests will ensure you enjoy their company over long summer evenings. As the evening draws in there can be chill in the air. Be prepared for this by draping your chairs with blankets for your guests to warm up in. Comfortable pillows will optimize the practicality and appearance of your dining situation as well.