Our friends at Good Homes magazine are here to talk you through making the most of your outdoor space this summer, whatever the size.
Decide on a look and stick to it
Pick the style you want from your outdoor living room and take it all the way from furniture and upholstery to backdrop, accessories, decoration and glassware.
Seek sun - and shade
Consider the tracking of the sun and where your garden offers shade too. Factor in creating your own shade if existing planting, trees or buildings do not provide it.
Pick a party colour scheme
Choose contrasting shades of vivid blue and pillar box red for a party feel. Go for hardwearing fabrics that are easy to clean and cushion designs that can be used on floors as well as furniture.