x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Six of the Best: Barbecue brights

Make barbecuing a snazzier affair with these colourful outdoor accessories.

Ikea Klistrig tray. Tina Chang / The National
Ikea Klistrig tray. Tina Chang / The National

Make your next barbecue a snazzier affair with these colourful outdoor accessories. From your seating to your table settings, there are plenty of ways to bring some bold hues to your party.

Birdy table

Ikea's bird motif Klistrig tray has been livening up our kitchen for a couple of years now. New this month, there is a set of wipe-clean vinyl place mats to match and look great on your garden party table. Dh11, Ikea

Smart serve

Circulate and serve with ease with this brilliant alternative to a drinks tray. It's simple, smart and practical - why did no one think of this before? Drinks holder, Dh88, The Contemporary Home, www.tch.net

Bags of fun

Nothing says outdoor lounging like a Fatboy beanbag. Made of durable materials and a specially developed foam that retains its shape, the Fatboy is an easy and effective way to introduce additional seating into your garden when it's needed. We covet the Marimekko model, which is covered in the Finnish brand's typically bright, cheerful prints. Dh1,499, www.filini.com

Red hot and green

Who says your barbecue has to blend into the background? Weber's One-Touch Premium Plus model in lime green will brighten up any outdoor space, and act as the perfect complement to a summery table setting. Dh1,157 from all good retail stores across the Middle East, www.weber.com

Slice as nice

Even utensils can be colourful. Jamie Oliver's range comes in red, white and green, so you can flip your burgers in style. Dh19 each, The One

Light up, drink up

There's nothing more annoying than trying to work out where you left your glass at a party, which is why these Lite tumbler glasses are just the thing for outdoor gatherings. The glasses light up in different colours when they are filled, so you'll always know which one is yours. Dh150 for a set of six, www.filini.com