How to make your outdoor furniture work indoors

Make every penny count with these great tips on how to love your outdoor furniture both inside & out.

British summer-time can be a thing of beauty - for those five minutes of sun before the heavens open up and you have to drag your furniture back inside. So, do I invest in beautiful sun loungers that I'm only going to enjoy a handful of times a year? Where will I store them in this tiny London flat? If you’re wondering the same thing, check out my foolproof summer items that you can use indoors and out.

Tip 1: Outdoor stool = Indoor side table

Habitat - Milton black round concrete garden stool £95.00, House Doctor - Pablo stool £127.00

These concrete stools are waterproof and robust, ideal for an extra seat outside at your BBQ and works perfectly indoors as a side table too.

Tip 2: Outdoor / Indoor Friendly plants & pots

Made - Jouko Set of 2 Fibre Cement Plant Pots £59.00

You can use these planters both inside and out, so add some greenery to your spaces with plants that love both environments.

Tip 3: Outdoor woven platters = Indoor wall art

The White Company - Seagrass woven placemat set of 2 £16.00, Made - Cam Set of 3 Seagrass £49.00

These seagrass platters are the best way to elevate your outdoor summer soirees. But don’t stash them away once the party’s over - put them on your wall to enjoy them all year round!

Tip 4: Outdoor BBQ food caddy = Indoor bar cart

Ikea - Klason trolley £100.00, West Elm - Fulton bar cart £335.00 Struggling to carry the cutlery, plates, glasses, ketchup and mustard outside for your BBQs? You need this food caddy that double as a drinks trolley in your living room when summer’s over.

Tip 5: Outdoor picnic rug = Indoor room rug

Ferm Living -way outdoor rug £ 183.00 , La Redoute - Loscan indoor/outdoor flat woven rug from £99.00

These waterproof rugs are made of recycled plastic bottles so you can soften your space with a clear conscience, both inside and outdoors.

Tip 6: Outdoor tableware = Indoor party-proof dinnerware

Royal Doulton pacific melamine dinner plate, Set of 4 £28.00

Royal Doulton makes a resin version of the classic blue and white plates, perfect for lending a contemporary touch to your outdoor dinners.

Tip 7: Outdoor lounger = Indoor occasional chairs

Maison Du Monde - Resin wicker and solid acacia garden armchair £270.00

This outdoor lounge chair work as the perfect sun lounger on a hot day. As the evening cools off, bring it inside and settle down for a movie.

Tip 8: Outdoor floor cushion = Indoor boudoir cushion