The frost has run off our streets, leaves are unfurling on our trees again… Yes, spring is here at last, and we couldn’t be happier about it! The Instashade team loves being in the open air; it’s time to embrace the great outdoors once more. Likewise, you’ll probably be thinking of how to dress a terrace, restaurant patio or hotel zone to the nines for the season ahead. Just as a lamb jumps merrily over its maiden field, we own this particular territory, and here are some visual additions to consider: White tablecloths and flowers The wind has died down somewhat, so it’s time to lay your premier tablecloths back where they belong. Use gold stoppers if you’re concerned about anything flying off the surface – the tonal blend is a favourite for springtime décor, providing a classy setting for dining experiences. However, why not grab a couple of gorgeous bouquets for the middle of each table? The crispness of the white will help those colours pop and sizzle in the afternoon sun. It’s an eye-catching statement that full, unbridled nature has crept into our lives once more. Post-meal hammocks If you’re serving good food and drink, it’s inevitable that customers are going to get a little sleepy, satisfied as they are with your hosting skills. Make it all the better for them by hoisting a run of hammocks at the far end of your outdoor space. They can drift in the fragrant air, read a book, or cuddle their other half in the haze of a glass of wine. A magical garden gate Your garden or patio may have an arched flank of hedges, through which people proceed to your venue. Give it an even more wondrous first impression by installing a classic, wrought-iron garden gate between them. Mint green is a popular choice, closely beating copper and a regular grey effect. Kudos can be gained by combining metal and wood designs in one, making for an enticing entrance to your premises. Wooden bench swings Even a single one of these swings can be a winner for springtime appreciation. Hook it below an awning to the side of your space: it’ll be a shapely, low-hanging seat for anyone taking a pit stop at your business, convincing them to hang around. Just be mindful of kids – they’ll test anything with a swinging mechanism to its limits (the same goes for our hammock suggestion too)! Luscious parasol arrangements Now for the cracking finish to that exterior hub: one you’ll be able to use all-year round, as it happens… Parasols – like those in our professional parasol range – can literally tie your space under an umbrella aesthetic, forging a commonality between the facets of your décor. They’re also very useful, of course, for extremely hot days, or preventing your guests from being struck by a shower from out of nowhere. Spring can bring its fair share of sodden and sunny weather; isn’t it wise to prepare for anything that might harm your carefully-crafted arrangement? Browse Instashade’s parasol collection for a fresh spin to your outdoor setup, and explore the colours and freedom of the March-May palette.