Attract a classier clientele with this upmarket porcelain birdhouse.
White birdhouse (left, £20), Heal’s.
Dark and gorgeous
Black is back and is the epitome of urban chic.
Amalfi table (right, £244.99), mesh chairs (£139.98 for two), parasol (£79.99), all Homebase.
Sleek, sexy and solar-powered.
Stainless-steel deck light (left, £30 for two), Next.
Add some bling to your flowerbeds.
Aluminium pebbles (left, £35 for four), Debenhams.
This bright folding table is perfect for compact patios.
Rosso table (right, £45), Habitat.
Fun & functional
Mozzie-busters and beautiful – bliss.
Citronella candles (left, from £5), Heal's.
Spikes are nice
Architectural plants are much more cutting-edge than flowery ones.
Plant, from a selection; zinc flared planter (right, £19.99), both Homebase.
Why choose terracotta when you can have these containers?
Galvanised zinc planters (left, from £10 each),
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First published by Ideal Home magazine, August 2007.