Summer is on the horizon, the days are getting longer, and your outdoor space is in need of some TLC. But while you may be focusing on sprucing the grass and pruning the petunias, don’t overlook the most essential of garden accessories: outdoor lanterns. From small balconies in city centres to far-stretching countryside lawns, any type of outdoor space will benefit from the addition of a few carefully-placed lanterns. If you’re entertaining, lanterns are a great way to add a warm, laid back atmosphere. They also add a cool bohemian vibe, which injects some personality to a space, particularly if your garden is perfectly neat and tidy. And if your balcony, terrace or veranda is on the small side, strategically suspend a few lanterns (mix and match sizes and styles for boho chic) above your outdoor dining set or plants. This adds height and draws the eye up – rather than across – making the space seem bigger. From bright orange enamel lanterns to vintage-style bamboo candle holders, simply add votive, pillar or tealight candles to create an on-trend, chilled-out atmosphere to entertain friends and family. Earthy, natural materials are having a serious interiors moment right now, ...