The Edit: Our picks of the summer's hottest home accessories

By Kirstie McDermott 25-06-2018

Updating your garden or outdoor space doesn't have to mean huge expense. Some bright, fun home accessories can make the world of difference to an outdoor space that's been left to its own devices all winter long.

We've rounded up some of the best of the best in shops right now, and pulled them together to give you some inspo on the corners of your garden you can bring some life to while this good weather continues.


Lounge around

Leaves and loafing: we love this super-cool seating set-up.

Back row, left to right: Forest wall hanging, €29,; Vintage crates, €20 each,; all plants and selected pots, from a wide selection at Urban Plant Life; Artificial green parrot, €25.60, and yellow budgie, €16, plus brass planters, (seen left and right) from €20.50, all

Front row, left to right: Pink chenille cushion, €20,; Boho cushion cover, €15,; Tropical cushion, €19,; yellow velvet cushion, €40,; Pink quilted cushion, €95, Ferm Living at; Blue fringe cushion, €34.95,; Chevron cushion, €39.95,; Pom-pom cushion, €12,

In foreground: Yellow quilted Bedeck duvet cover, €230,


Plastic fantastic

Your outdoor need durable, bright tableware. How handy: here’s a shiny selection.

Anti-clockwise from top left: Lights, €8, Flying Tiger; Plants, from a wide selection at Urban Plant Life; Chairs in Pink and Orange, €65 each,; Chevron oilcloth, €6.95 per m,; Mustard party decoration, €2, Søstrene Grene; Blue glass, €29.95 for 4,; Purple wine glass, €6 for 4, Turquoise tumbler, €6 for 4, both Penneys; Pink soda glass, €3 for 2,; Cocktail shaker kit (scattered on table), €7.50,; Novelty straws, €1.50 for 4, Penneys; Red wine glass, €18 for 4,; Pink ombre water glass, €1.99,; Pineapple tumbler, €11,; Concrete planter, €25, Ail + El; Red glass bottle, €3.75,; Blue sundae glass, €4,; Large concrete planter, €35, Ail + El


Blanket statement

Our perfect picnic setup involves a comfy throw, snuggy cushions – and something great to read.

Clockwise from top left: Quilted throw, €20, Penneys; Urban pouffe, €59.95,

On pouffe: Pink high tumbler, €5.99 for 2,; Napkins, €4.95 for 25,; Gem tumbler, €6 for 4, and novelty straws, €2.50 for 4, both Penneys; Bowl, €9.95, and side plate, €5.95, both Yellow geometric cushion, €29,; Coral outdoor cushion, €17.95,; Mules in mustard,€35,; Boater hat, €17,; Ivy, €9, and Ferm Living Pot in pink, €49.50, both; Asta side table in pink, €129 for 2,

On table: Books, both from; Sunglasses, €3, Penneys; Concrete planter, €35, Ail + El


Basket case

Because who doesn’t love a woven carry-all? Plants, linens and kitchen storage, we bow down to baskets.

From back, left to right: All plants and greenery, from a wide selection at Urban Plant Life; Mid-century Ludvik Volak Panels, €1,200 each,; Aztec Seagrass basket, €39.95,; Large Raphia basket, €29.95,; Rush basket, €10 for 2, Penneys; Rattan basket, €22.20, Søstrene Grene; Decorative wooden ladder, €69,

On ladder: Straw basket with white stripe, €11.95,; Jute basket bag, €10, Flying Tiger; Fladis basket, €12,

In front: Vintage green table, €480,; Vintage crate, €20,; Olli Ella Neutra basket, €80, (on crate)


Hang out

Summer 2018’s ultimate lust-have piece, a cane cocoon chair is top for lazy, hazy days.

From back, clockwise from top left: Lattice panels and all plants (including hanging macrame planter), from a wide selection at Urban Plant Life; Indoor-outdoor hanging chair, €350, and tropical cushion, €19,; Lemon fringe cushion, €39.95, and Table, (part of set with chair) €159,; Mint plant pot, €3,; Green plant pot, €1.19,; Elsie tassel throw, €59.95, and mules in blue, €35, both (on floor); Diamond mono pouffe, €89.95,; Rattan tray, €9,; Patterned bowl, €9.95,; Green flower vase, €4, Flying Tiger; Rattan basket, €22.20, Søstrene Grene; Fladis basket, €12,


Photography Lili Forberg | Stylist Lesiele Juliet | Produced by Kirstie McDermott

Shot on location at Urban Plant Life, Dublin’s urban garden centre and home to thousands of plants to buy or rent. Lesiele Juliet was assisted by Ruben Trayer and James Donnelly.


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