GIR Guide – Outdoor space

The season of outdoor living has arrived. From statement dining sets to flexible accessories – it’s time to bring life back into your garden or balcony and be ready to soak up some sun.

All outdoor spaces different in size and shape and most importantly should be a place for you, your friends and your family to enjoy. Whatever your style, be it minimal or bold and bright – fill your outdoor space with pieces and accessories that show off your personality.

To truly embrace the idea of al fresco living, treat your outdoor spaces in the same way you would your indoor spaces. When thinking about style, layer up furniture and accessories including rugs, tables, chairs, and lighting to create a space that feels like a room. This way you’ll feel just as home in your outdoor spaces as in your living. Wooden stools, portable lighting, side tables, and even planters can be used in different settings depending on the time of year to help you create flexible spaces that evolve with you, from day to evening and across the seasons.

A great way to create a statement if you have limited space, or to introduce greenery to courtyard style gardens – raised planters aren’t just for your interiors. Mix and match heights, colors, and styles to create a unique display. Introducing raised planters to your garden allows you to create maximum impact without major re-landscaping, creating a flexible space that can be easily restyled. During the winter months, these portable style features can always be brought inside, and they are also great for adding a personal touch to rental properties.

There’s nothing more enticing on a warm evening than spending time in your garden after the sun goes down. The right lighting can turn your outdoor spaces into true extensions of your indoor ones, allowing you to make the most of your garden after dark.
Multipurpose, portable lights are a great way to bring ambience to your outdoor spaces easily. With rechargeable batteries that last for up to 8 hours, these lights eliminate the worry about wiring – the perfect way to bring a warm glow to al fresco dinners in the garden.

Whatever style you are looking to create in your outdoor space, color can have a big impact. Muted or natural tones such as white, black or soft greens work well for a Scandinavian inspired minimal style but don’t be afraid to pick furniture with bold hues either. When released from the confines of four walls, you can be braver with color without it being garish. Pops of color can really bring your garden to life.

Think about what it is you want from your garden. Is it a place to read? A place to grow herbs? A place to dine with friends? If you are after a more informal dining experience, long tables and benches might be perfect for you. If you are looking for a garden escape, then why not consider a lounge chair or sun lounger. If you only have limited space, then look for stools, compact tables, and flexible accessories.

And the most important, when you create your outdoor heaven, don’t forget about the little ones. Make the outdoors fun again. At least equally important as setting restrictions on shiny technology is to make the outdoors as appealing to your child as possible. Make sure your child has all the tools at their disposal to enjoy the best the outdoors has to offer. Let them use their creativity to bring playtime to life.

Have you been inspired to create your own outdoor space? Browse our full collection of outdoor furniture and garden lighting at GIR Store, Trešnjinog cveta 5.