Style & Design

10 Summer Must-Haves That Won’t Break The Bank

By Jess Willemse - 09 Jan 2019

Summer is here and so are the days of lounging by the pool, sipping cocktails and at least pretending we’re in Palm Springs.

To make your Coachella dreams come true (without the plane ticket) we’ve pulled together every summer essential you need to transform your crib into a dreamy desert-chic home with boho accessories, poolside must-haves and macrame.

Hit shuffle on your Coachella playlist because the festival vibes are not out of reach. Perfect the eclectic aesthetic with The Warehouse’s new summer range, which will take you from Parnell to Palm Springs in no time.

#1 Glamping Tent

Much more than your average festival tent, this glamping number will make you the envy of every other gig-goer this summer. Of course, you can always just pitch it in your backyard and spend a night under the stars. It holds up to six people so invite your mates around for a barbecue and make an evening of it.  

#2 Retro Cooler 

Pair your glamping tent with this stand-out vintage cooler. This piece will amp up the eclectic aesthetic and add that much-needed pop of colour among the desert neutrals and whites. Throw in your favourite beverages and you're ready for any summer soirée.  

#3 Boho Hammock

Nothing says summer relaxation quite like your favourite book teamed with a hammock. We’re lusting after this cotton rope option, complete with a macrame and tassel trim. It’s the definition of desert-chic wrapped up in creamy cotton and wooden accents, perfect for those balmy summer afternoons.  

#4 Outdoor Lighting  

Level up any daylight savings dinner with some mood lighting thanks to this wooden rope lantern. Pair it with these mismatched candle holders in black and natural for some stylish outdoor ambience. 

#5 Pool Inflatables

Live your best Cali life floating in a crystal-clear pool on a pink flamingo. But why stop there? There’s tonnes of inflatables to choose from at The Warehouse including french fries or a kiwi fruit (you read that right). Personally, we’re eyeing up the blow-up pizza slice, there’s nothing quite like lounging on your favourite food.

#6 Island Palm Umbrella

Shade yourself in style with this portable palm umbrella complete with—you guessed it—tassels. Make use of it in your backyard or take it to the beach because this summer essential has a UV protection of 50+. True to the desert style, this is the beachy print you need in your space.

#7 Poolside Bistro Set

You’ll see most Palm Springs Pinterest boards are all about earthy textiles and clean white spaces contrasted with a bold pop of colour. This bistro set sure gives that pop, with colour choices that include blue, green or Gen-Z yellow. It’s ideal for small spaces and easily folds down to store away come those inevitable Kiwi summer downpours.

#8 Textured Cushion

Texture, texture, texture is all we can say about this piece. Nailing the neutrals AND the fringe, this cushion is a must-have for any aspiring Cali kid. We also love that the soft beige contrasts with the edgy black, playing up an eclectic mix of styles.

#9 Bamboo Mirror

Form and function come together in this art-meets-mirror piece. The intricate bamboo frame nods to a Bali-esque influence, which will give your space the essential worldly feel of a desert-chic home. Perfect for a lounge or hallway, this mirror deserves to be seen.

#10 Macrame Pot Hanger

And of course, let’s not forget the macrame. Kill two interior trends in one with this pot hanger and fill it with your favourite indoor plant like a Maidenhair fern or a trawling vine. This would sit pretty as an accent in any modern desert living room.

Ready to transform your backyard into a dreamy music festival? The Warehouse has everything you need to deck out your space Coachella-style.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by The Warehouse and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why, read our editorial policy here.

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