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How to transform your garden into the Love Island villa - 10 easy steps

Is the Love Island villa your type on paper? Check out how to recreate the look at home...

love island villa 2023
Maisie Bovingdon
Freelance Writer
Updated: January 17, 2023
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Love Island is back and the villa is bigger and brighter than ever. 

The Love Island villa has relocated from Spain to South Africa for Winter Love Island 2023 and the £1.2 million Ludas Magnus property is situated in the wine region of Franschhoek in Western Cape.

It's always been famed for its vibrant furniture, neon lights, and most importantly, the iconic fire pit and bean bags, and this year is no different.

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But you don’t have to jet all the way to South Africa and sign yourself up for the ITV dating show to enjoy the villa grounds. We have searched high and low for outdoor essentials to recreate the villa in your own back garden. 

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1. Bean bag

Outdoor bean bags are a failsafe piece of garden furniture in the Love Island villa year in and year out. 

Whether you are wanting to bask in the sun, or enjoy a relaxing evening al fresco, you are bound to make the most of these this summer, no matter your age.

bean bag chair amazon

Bean Bag, £43.99, Amazon


2. Hot tub

The Love Island villa may be fitted with a large swimming pool, but it is also known to have a hot tub in previous years - think back to Molly Mae Hague and Tommy Fury’s first date. 

For those who want to fill their outdoor space an MSpa is the solution, and we guarantee you will make the most of this investment all summer - and for many years to come. 

Mspa hot tub

MSpa Silver Cloud Delight 6 Bather Hot Tub, £430.99 (Was £699.99), JD Williams


3. Firepit

The firepit is, arguably, one of the most iconic elements in the Love Island villa, after all, it is where every coupling up, and dumping, takes place.

Not only is the firepit symbolic of the dating show, but it is practical for those brisk summer evenings when the chill starts to set in.  And for those who aren’t in the South African sun, a firepit in the garden is a no-brainer. 

fire pit

La Hacienda Pennsylvania Midi Fire Pit, £65, Homebase


4. Outdoor lights

The Love Island contestants spend the majority of their time outdoors, come day or night, which is why lighting is essential. 

In the show you can see Festoon Lights draped around the outside areas, which creates a cosy ambiance, and a setting you can recreate in your outdoor space too. 

Festoon lighting

Festoon outdoor string lights kit, £51.99, B&Q


5. Colourful cushions 

We can’t think of the Love Island villa without thinking of vibrant cushions in the signature fuschia pink, electric blue and canary yellow shades. 

For those on a budget, but looking to give your outdoor space a new lease of life, a vibrant cushion will do the trick.

colourful outdoor cushions

Waterproof Outdoor Garden Furniture Cushion, £8.99, Amazon


6. Bar stool 

The Love Island villa has an impressive kitchen, which is said to be the biggest one yet.  Where there is an outdoor kitchen, there is a breakfast bar and bar stool. 

Whether you are revamping your interiors or garden furniture, a bar stool is a great way to modernise any space. 

bar stool

Milano Bar Stool, £69 (WAS £99), Cult Furniture


7. Sun lounger

No villa or outdoor space come summertime is complete without a sun lounger - or two. 

At a quick glance the South African villa has wooden adjustable loungers, which you too can invest in for your home and while away the summer months on. 

John Lewis sun lounger

KETTLER Palma luxury sun lounger, £599, John Lewis


8. Neon signs

The villa is filled with neon signs inside and outside the villa.

If you want to spice up your outdoor space, you can select from neon signs, which have words or phrases already set up, or create your own phrase to pin around the home. 

neon signs

Cocktails Neon Sign, £120, Oliver Bonas


9. Outdoor Mirror

Of course the villa is fitted with plenty of mirrors for the Islanders. Not only do they allow the contestants to keep a check on their appearances throughout the day and night, but they can also give the illusion of a larger outdoor space - not that this year’s villa needs it. 

Whether you have a balcony, or large garden, a mirror will be a feature you will not regret. 

Outdoor mirror

Eowyn arch metal wall mirror, £95.99, Wayfair


10. Outdoor garden sofa

Like most Love Island villas, this year outdoor sofas take prime place in the grounds, whether it's the main seating area around the firepit or the roof terrace.

If you are hosting a garden party, have a large family, or are looking to fill some space in your garden, this rattan outdoor sofa from Aldi is gorgeous and we think it will definitely sell out.

Corner sofa aldi

Rattan corner sofa set, £649.99, Aldi 



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