Summer at home

With the days finally warming up, our thoughts turn to alfresco afternoons and balmy evenings outdoors. If you're in the mood to perk up the patio TRAFFORDCITY is the ultimate one-stop-shop for homeware inspiration.

intu Trafford Centre is home to an unrivalled collection of homeware brands including Zara Home, Selfridges, Debenhams and John Lewis. A stroll across the fabulous footbridge takes you to Barton Square and its stunning collection of homeware names including M&S Home, Next Home, Laura Ashley Home, Homesense, Kutchenhaus, Natuzzi and Silent Night. Plus FREE parking just outside and a collect by car service means you can take home those must-have purchases with ease.

TRAFFORDCITY is also home to B&Q Warehouse with an amazing range of outdoor furnishings and accessories plus experts on hand to help if you're planning a garden DIY project. And of course a garden centre for that final flourish of summer plants.

Need some ideas for adding a little style to your outdoor space? Here are two of our favourite outdoor living trends...

Coastal Cool

Think breezy beach house with a palette of muted pebble shades and calming blues. 

Get the Coastal Cool look

  • Coastal accessories from Next Home
  • Dahlia chair - M&S Home £349
  • Stone ornament - B&Q £3
  • Dylan Seaspray throw - Laura Asley Home £55
  • Garden Trading outdoor thermometer - John Lewis £26.50
  • Lantern - Next Home £50
  • Wicker 4 person picnic basket - Selfridges £70
  • Rope door stop - Zara Home £19.99

Typically Tropical

Turn up the heat with acid brights, leafy greens and a little retro styling.

Get the Typically Tropical look

  • Ashley Thomas at Debenhams
  • From an ever-changing collection at Homesense
  • Salsa chair - John Lewis £50
  • Cushion - M&S Home £25
  • Hello Sunshine mug - Ashley Thomas at Debenhams £6
  • Cuba palm leaf plastic tumblers - Next Home £16 for 4
  • Coral bowl - Zara Home £5.99
  • Sunny Life BBQ mit- Selfridges £14.50

(Main image credit: M&S Home)

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