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Get your garden ready for the summer

With our range of motorised awnings and accessories

Samantha Gibson

by Samantha Gibson

Trend and Styling Expert

Published: 08/02/2021

Summer 2020 was the season our gardens became the hubs of our social lives – a space we could spend time with friends and family.

This trend is likely to continue during 2021. So now is the time to look forward to the brighter weather of spring and summer and make sure your garden is ready for this year’s socially distanced soirees.

Beige and green striped awnings installed on a wall with patio doors. Garden table and chairs are placed under awnings

The charming country cottage

Creating the perfect setting for afternoon tea or brunch with friends, this muted green striped awning is the ideal shade solution on bright, sunny days.

With the doors and window frames of this country cottage painted in a similar tone of pastel green, the awning blends seamlessly with the décor of the property.

While the striped design of the fabric maintains a traditional feel, the straight hem gives a more contemporary finish, creating a natural, easy outdoor setting for hosting guests. 

Garden Awning in Verona Rouge fabric extended over garden patio in the evening

The Moroccan makeover

Transform your garden into your very own exotic escape this summer, with a bold and vibrant coloured awning. A grown-up space to enjoy evening drinks with friends or a shelter for guests to graze on delicious treats throughout the night, this awning will bring a Moroccan style feel to your outdoor area.

Choose integrated lighting and heating features and you'll be able to keep everyone warm and comfortable late into the evening.



Large dark green awning covering a patio

The family gathering

The design of your awning is just as important as the décor inside of your home. Whether you want a contemporary look for your garden or a bright and colourful awning that will create the perfect play space for the kids, our extensive range of plain and striped fabrics includes something to suit all styles and tastes.

With a scalloped hem this awning maintains the classic feel of the property, while the grey fabric adds a modern twist, creating the ideal space to host a family meal with all the shade and style you could need. 



The perfect playdate

A safe, shaded area for the kids to play while you catch up with friends, an awning is the perfect way to enjoy your garden this summer. 

With a choice of cassette colours, you can create a seamless transition from your indoor to outdoor space with ease.

By matching the cassette with the grey frames of the doors and windows, this awning creates a contemporary look, perfectly matching the style of the house.


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