Even in summer, the sun doesn’t always shine on our temperate shores. But with clever design you can add some natural inspiration to your home whatever the weather
1 Bamboozling Bamboo
The Mademoiselle Pho lampshade is a stunning example of the time-honoured Vietnamese craft of bamboo weaving – and you can use it both indoors and outdoors.
Price: £124 and £140, depending on size • Stockist: Caravane • caravane.fr/en/
2 Palm spring
Enjoy some fun and flirty al fresco dining with tableware featuring the season’s hottest palm print with this 16-piece dinnerware set.
Price: £119.99 • Stockist: Wayfair • wayfair.co.uk
3 Looming lovely
Perfect for the conservatory or sun room, the Lloyd Loom Lullington Sofa is handcrafted by Lloyd Loom in wicker and comes with cushions made from fabric designed by Christian Lacroix.
Price: £1,249 • Stockist: Brewers Home • brewershome.co.uk
4 Taste of the Tropics
Splash some rainforest colour on your sofa with this tropical birds scatter cushion.
Price: £19.99 • Stockist: Wayfair • wayfair.co.uk
5 Morning glory
Paper your bedroom with Dawn Chorus Mineral Blue wallpaper from Sanderson, and every day you’ll wake up to the glorious avian sight of finches perched on branches.
Price: £41 a roll • Stockist: Brewers Home • brewershome.co.uk
6 Room with a view
Forget the French window, the bifold is the glass door of the future which, thanks to its concertina design, opens fully. And when closed, the bifold provides big views of the garden effectively transforming it into an outside room that flows from your home’s interior.
Prices: from £1,100 sqm • Stockist: Cantifix • cantifix.co.uk • Architect: dyergrimesarchitects.com
7 Climbing the walls
You’ve probably seen vertical gardens gracing glamorous retail spaces and swanky offices. But green walls can grow in homes too. And you don’t need to limit your planting scheme to grass and flowers: fruit and herbs will also blossom beautifully in your living room.
Prices: contact the company as prices vary hugely depending on the scheme • ansgroupglobal.com
8 Cool hang out
This Monaco Cocoon Hanging Chair is made from all-weather wicker – so, come rain or shine, hang out in your garden in style.
Price: £249.99 • Stockist: Squire’s Garden Centres • squiresgardencentres.co.uk