While there have been lots of 1920s and 30s and then 1950s-inspired wallpapers recently, there seem to have been less options for a 1940s look. A delightful Forties exception is Nina Campbell's Promenade wallpaper.
If there's one thing that represents the quintessential British summer above all others, it has to be the deck chair. Despite seeming somewhat old fashioned these days, the deck chair's simplicity and comfort mean that it's still seen on beaches and in parks and gardens up and down the country.
This Stripey Double Deck Chair from Cox & Cox is twice the usual width, making it a comfortable seat for two. The frame is wood and the seat acrylic, so durable and weatherproof, which means this chair will be with you for many summers to come.
It costs £145 from Cox & Cox here.