28th Apr 2018
There’s something about longer, brighter days that gets us dreaming of all the sunny-day escapades we could get up to this year, and Ikea’s summer collection is providing us with some serious inspiration. Whether you plan on beach trips, barbecues with friends, or just taking some time to relax, there’s something to catch your eye.
Add some soft lighting to back garden get-togethers with this lantern. If the Irish weather strikes and you all end up inside, it’ll look just as good in your living room. Lantern, €25.
Indoor/outdoor rugs are everywhere at the moment. Not only do they add a splash of colour, they’re handy for patios, lounging on the grass, or can even be brought to the beach. This one can be wiped or washed with a hose, leaving it ready for the next sunny day. Indoor/outdoor rug, €12.
There’s something about the smell of cooking outside that makes a summer day perfect. This mini charcoal barbecue is ideal for camping trips or days at the beach, and its legs can be folded up to make transporting it even easier. Portable charcoal grill, €20.
Rise and shine
Sometimes it’s the little things about summer that give the most pleasure. Waking up to sunshine in the morning can brighten up your whole day, and we’d love to enjoy it with breakfast from these lovely bowls. Stoneware bowl, €2.
Add geometric shapes and summery colours to a room with these statement lamps. With a steel frame and bright string decoration, its various lines will create interesting shadows. Solvinden LED pendant lamp, €50.
Give your pot plants a makeover with these stylish pot holders. They can be placed on the ground, or a built-in hook means you can hang them off a balcony rail to save space. Plant pot holder, €5.
This stylish charcoal barbecue and trolley means you have separate spaces to prepare and cook food, making for relaxed cooking, and less running in and out to the kitchen. Applaro Klasen charcoal barbecue and trolley, €255.
Featured image: cushion covers from €5, throw €20, beach chair €30, Solvinden solar powered lamp €10, portable charcoal grill as before.
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