Come summer, alfresco dining is likely to be your top priority. The question is, do you dig out that ancient picnic table and chairs, weathered and worn after several winters in the shed? Hell, yes. Just introduce some fruity tableware, such as John Lewis’s fresh melamine range, to give a battered old table a whole new lease of life. This zesty side plate is just the thing for summer salads. Tropicana Floral side plate, £3.50.