Don't just think of your garden as an outdoor space. Think of it as another room, decorate it accordingly and you'll get far more out of it.

Large swing, £345 with engraving on both sides, The Oak and Rope Company (01227 469413; www.oakandrope.co.uk)

Canopy swing, £2,574, Daniel Pouzet for Dedon (01279 816001; www.leisureplan.co.uk)

Ribbesford swing seat, £2,695, John Maurice (01299 827646; www.johnmaurice.co.uk)

Toddler swing, £195, Bramble Cottage Woodcraft (01449 737612; www.bramble-swing-seats.co.uk)

Round swing, £150, Make Me Something Special (01252 703196; www.makeme
somethingspecial.co.uk)

Idler swing seat, £1,870, Wilverley (01843 603462; www.wilverley.com)

RHS chestnut three-seater swirl-back swing, £1,994 plus VAT, Sitting Spiritually (01297 443084; www.sittingspiritually.com)

Safari original old rocker, from £2,985, Odd (01993 830674; www.oddlimited.com)

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