With temperatures starting to fall, most of us are already dreaming of garden parties and spending evenings outside. But after the summer months, your garden probably needs some TLC. The Danish brand JYSK has everything you need to re-invent your outdoor space to become an inviting area that can be enjoyed by everyone.
To make things even easier, check out these handy tips that could easily be implemented into your own space, courtesy of the awesome people at JYSK.
Get the right furniture
Outdoor furniture needs to be durable, comfortable and absolutely weather proof. While we might not get rain or snow that damages furniture like with other countries with cooler climes, we do get a lot of sunshine, dust and humidity. In this case, outdoor fabrics need to be machine washable and bigger items such as chairs and swings should be water-proof and should be able to withstand a good hosing down.
Make sure it’s comfortable!
One of the biggest downfalls of designing a garden sitting area is that they tend to be uncomfortable. If you want to spend hours gazing at the stars or hosting an outdoor diwaniya, the seating needs to be comfortable. We can sit on the outdoor recliner, cushioned chaise lounges and sofas at JYSK for hours. But our all-time favorite is the hammock. It doesn’t matter if you are seven or seventy, everyone loves a hammock. Adding extra cushions for a cozier setting doesn’t hurt anyone either.
Protect yourself from the elements
Consider JYSK’s curtained gazebo, for protection from insects, dust and wind. It is also wonderful idea for an added layer of privacy. The curtains have netting too, and that will stop any flying critters from ruining your night.
Don’t forget about the tables
Everybody hates having to hold their plate for too long. You need tables. They’re also great for playing board and card games and add visual interest. From simple tables to fancier ones, you can find one that suits your decorating aesthetic.
Grab a beanbag (or two)
Beanbags are flexible, fun, informal and an easy way to add more seating space without commitment. Guests can easily move them around and the ones at JYSK come in different colors, to add interest. Outdoor movie night, anyone?
Colors are cool
Speaking of colors, accents can add spots of color to make your space pop. Throws, placemats and rugs can also add texture. Boucle and fuzzy, faux-fur throws add an extra dimension and warmth.
Light it up
Most of us usually rely on a single main source of light. But softer lighting in multiple locations creates a cozier ambience that changes the mood. Decorative string lights can create an intimate setting that transforms the area from mundane to magical. Solar powered lamps are great too because you don’t need to worry about wiring. And don’t forget about the humble candle, there are so many choices at JYSK that are incredibly affordable too.
Put it away
We normally don’t think about storage space for outdoor areas but you still need a safe place to store the things you want to keep outside. A large trunk will keep all of your outdoor games and toys safe from the elements and close enough when you need to use them.
Landscaping made easy
A professional landscaper can definitely do wonders to your little plot of greenery, but you can also do-it-yourself. Oversized pots can house shrubs or mini-trees while giving you some flexibility in changing the arrangement. It is also a good excuse to exercise your green thumb. JYSK has everything you need from pots to water cans!
Make life easier
Speaking of large plants, don’t break your back trying to move them. Get some wheels. JYSK’s wheeled platforms are a genius way to move heavy objects without injuring yourself. Another incredibly smart addition to your garden needs is garden shoes. You or your guests might not want to ruin their fancy heels by walking in the grass. Garden shoes at JYSK solve that problem, they also keep your lawn safe from pointy stilettos.
If this all seems overwhelming, that’s ok. Sit down, and make a list. Take your time, jot down all the different activities you intend to use your garden our outdoor space for. Now make a list of everything you need and head on over to JYSK where you will find everything in just one stop.
JYSK will be opening a new location in Shuwaikh behind Tilal Complex in the beginning of December! JYSK is part of the Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa family. The JYSK flagship store is located in the Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa showroom at Dajeej, Airport Road 55. For more information, please call 222 61 884 or email [email protected]. JYSK is open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Delivery and assembly services are also available for a minimal additional price. For the latest updates, follow @JYSK_Kuwait on Instagram, Twitter and JYSK Kuwait on Facebook and YouTube. For more information please visit www.jysk.com and for more about AAW visit www.aaw.com.
Images courtesy of JYSK Kuwait.