Summer is almost here and with it come garden parties, barbeques, picnics and more, here are five simple ways to add colour and style to al fresco entertaining.
1. Floral Ice Cubes
Add the finishing touch to summer drinks with petals, fresh fruit, pastel coloured straws or sugared rims. Floating flowers encased in ice are really easy and always a crowd pleaser.
2. Colourful Crockery
You can be stylish, and avoid breakages, by using melamine plates. Add strong colour and pattern to brighten up even the most overcast English barbeque with these vibrant painterly plates from Anthropologie.
3. Don’t Forget the Flowers!
Nothing says summer like fresh blooms, especially when it’s pretty peony season. Bright flowers like these cerise peonies will add a splash of colour to any table.
4. Create an Urban Garden
Potted plants, colourful fabrics and painted accessories can all help turn even the smallest of spaces into a low key place to entertain.
5. Shibori Napkins
Splashes of inky blue like these Shibori napkins have a sophisticated summer feel, and you could even make them yourself in any colour by tie-dying plain napkins.