A parasol is, oftentimes, the hub of a garden furniture setup. When the weather is poor, or the sun is shining too bright, refuge is sought underneath the protection of a garden umbrella. What better chance, then, to make the most of this space with the addition of some welcome functionality to a piece of equipment that hasn’t changed much since it’s inception in Ancient China, circa 21 AD. LOFA run you through some essential parasol accessories and their innate benefits below.
For many, autumn is a time to retire from the garden and throw away the back door key until the weather warms up again. At LOFA, we think this is a crying shame. There is so much autumn garden inspiration available, and ideas can be sparked even just from looking outside at parks and streets that feature trees and foliage. For us, autumn is a time to turn your garden into a russet wonderland, so we’ve gathered together some tips and ideas for your autumn garden inspiration, so you can keep using your outside space all year round. (more…)
A parasol is simply a big umbrella for your garden, right? It serves to block the sun, offering a bit of shade and nothing more complex than that? Not quite, no. There are actually a good few variations available when you’re buying a parasol for your garden, from size and material to tilt and base. It can be overwhelming knowing which garden parasol to choose, so LOFA have put together a simple parasol buying guide which can help you to decide which parasol is right for you this summer, taking into account all of the possible variables. (more…)
Since England has decided it’s time to turn up the heat this summer, it’s important to catch some shade while enjoying the fresh air. Thankfully, Pacific Lifestyle provide a great option for some well-earned respite from Mr. Sunshine with their Challenger T2 free-arm parasol. (more…)
The garden umbrella has now become a firm staple of the British outdoor landscape, whether in a country pub or in your own back garden. From shielding us from the sun, to giving us somewhere to shelter when the inevitable summer showers start, a large parasol to cover your seating area is an important addition to your outdoor furniture set. (more…)
When it comes to garden design, there are several elements you may need to consider before choosing the plants, furniture, and focal points of your space. Such considerations may include the size of your garden, the view you see from your home, and even any animals you keep that may need a safe space to roam in.
As an interior design trend, colour blocking is only growing in popularity. With its strong statement and customisability, it’s now quickly moving into the world of garden furniture design trends, too. Colour blocking will often be made from metal or plastic, meaning it’s durable, versatile, and lightweight. Best of all, because of its bold aesthetic you can add colour block furniture in with your existing garden furniture and still create a powerful effect with a great mix-and-match feel. (more…)
The Alu-Twist Centre Pole Parasol allows you fantastic versatility for the shading in your garden. Due to its design, you can either have the Alu-Twist as a free standing parasol or place it through a parasol hole in your garden dining table in order to give suitable shade for an outdoor dining area; this means you have the flexibility to sit in any area of your garden, as you can bring the shade with you! (more…)
Your garden parasol serves many purposes; not only is it a beautiful decorative furniture piece for your outside space, but it also protects you and your guests from the elements. It’s so important to care for your parasol in order to both prolong its life and keep it in a top condition to do its job. The main element of caring for this piece of furniture is to ensure that you properly clean your parasol. LOFA have compiled a definitive guide on how to clean a garden parasol, depending on the type of parasol and its material, as well as including necessary storage tips.