The Bean Bag Blog

Who’s feeling unapologetically festive this year? Decorations are going up early and, I’ll admit it, I’ve had my first mince pie.

When you deck the halls, don’t forget the doorstep and the garden! Make your garden as beautiful and as magical as your living room.

Use my twelve simple outdoor décor ideas to add a touch of festive sparkle to your garden. Light-up Santa optional!

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We’re not long back from displaying our wares at the Spirit of Christmas Fair. In amongst all the lights, and the excitement at the prospect of a ‘normal’ Christmas, present choices were being made carefully. There was a strong focus on thoughtful gifts that would be useful, lasting, and from businesses with a mission beyond their product.

I’ve picked out ten of the companies at the Spirit of Christmas Fair whose message runs strong through their business, and each with a thoughtful gift I’d love to receive myself!

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Halloween is an excellent excuse to gather friends into the garden for one more lighting of the firepit. Halloween-inspired outdoor décor doesn’t need to be all dripping fangs and squashed eyeballs. By mixing up black and white garden accessories you can create a fabulous Halloween soiree with a touch of old school glamour. Here are my six top black and white outdoor furnishing ideas.

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We’ve just about stopped spinning from our week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It was the Show's inaugural autumn appearance, and our first ever Chelsea experience, so we knew it would be special. Guests were fizzing with excitement and buzzing with the energy we’ve so missed this last 18 months.

What's more with the changing of the seasons, had come a whole new colour outlook. Bold, bright, and refreshing! This will not be a winter for hibernating!

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