How to bring festival vibes to your garden this summer
Summer festivals are great, but crowds, queues for the loos and eye-watering ticket prices are less so! But you can recreate the vibe at home with just a few key items. Good Homes quizzes Wayfair’s resident style advisor, Nadia McCowan Hill, for her top garden festival ideas…
Opt for a pop-up tepee as the hub of your festival at home, a stylish statement piece which will also offer shade for an unforgiving British summer! Tepees are ever popular, with customer searches at Wayfair up 20% this past month alone.
Think about comfort
Spread out bold patterned outdoor rugs underneath your seating area, with layers of bright cushions and woven pouffes for ultimate comfort. Floor rugs and cushions will also make your garden feel less formal and have more of a party vibe.
Lighting is important for creating a cosy and intimate setting for your festival garden. Lanterns are a stunning option, which can be dotted around your outdoor space for a cohesive feel. Festoon-style fairy lights are also a staple, which look great hung on a fence, tepee or used to zone off a seating area.
Time to gather
Gathering around a fire pit isn’t just a Love Island ritual, it’s perfect for a festival garden party, too! Once the sun goes down, a fire pit is a great outdoor accessory which can be used not only to keep you and your guests warm, but it can be used to toast marshmallows on, which the whole family will love.
Don’t forget the bar!
No festival-inspired space is complete without a bar for friends and family to enjoy. It’s hard to beat a tiki bar for summer vibes, but there are plenty of ways to build a simple garden bar from palettes, or transform a shed into a pub. Decorate with colourful garden accessories, fairylights and you could even make a personalised festival sign. Read the Good Homes guide to garden bars here.