Get the Love Island villa look 2022
Can all YourHomeStylers please gather around the firepit... Here's the homeware to turn your home into your very own Love Island villa
The romances may be the main takeaway of Love Island, but imagine how different the drama would be if it all took place in a country cottage or urban penthouse? The Mediterranean villa, with its fuschia and aquamarine colour scheme, neon lights, day beds aplenty and open-air firepit, is as core to the series as the coupling off, personalised water bottles and teeny tiny swimwear.
There have actually been four different Love Island villas through the years, but each has retained the distinctive interior design style: open-plan living, dressing rooms, roof terraces, an outdoor kitchen, gravel-style gardens, outdoor seating, and a swoon-worthy infinity pool.
If you fancy adding a touch of sizzling summer style to your home or outdoor scheme this season, check out our top picks for achieving the Love Island villa look below - with no relocating or renovating needed!
Where is the Love Island villa?
Apart from a one-off winter season in Cape Town, South Africa, the Love Island villas have been located in Majorca, Spain since season 1 back in 2015.
You certainly want a warmer climate for the Love Island villa look, as so much of this design revolves around outdoor living. That's why summer is the perfect time to tap into this fun aesthetic.
Get the Love Island villa look
The outdoor area of the villa is made up of lots of decking and outdoor seating areas. The heart of the outdoor scheme is definitely the outdoor kitchen. This is where the Islanders make their morning coffees (and some questionable meals), gather to swap post-date goss and pop open prosecco on a Friday night.
When the sun sets in the Love Island villa, the neon lights come alive. Lit up ice creams and love hearts, and iconic phrases from the show like 'get grafting' and '100% my type' are dotted around the villa creating a fun, tongue-in-cheek aesthetic.
You don't have to splash out on lots of neon lights for this look, one statement design, like this love heart light from The Neon Sign Co, is enough to make an impact on your summer house style. You can choose from an indoor or outdoor format too.
With Islanders being pulled left, right and centre for a chat, comfy seating is a must for the villa. Large corner sofas and inviting day beds make conversing and sunbathing even more enjoyable (and it's often where some of the juiciest drama goes down).
This corner lounge set from MADE is the actual outdoor seating used on the girls' terrace in the 2022 series. The modular design lets you shift the seats whichever way you please, making it perfect for a summer party or laid-back garden gathering.
An evening date on Love Island isn't complete without some romantic twinkling garden lights. Adding outdoor lighting will instantly transform your garden in the summer months, creating a cosy, inviting space when the nights draw in.
We like these battery-powered festoon lights from Lights4Fun. They measure a generous 4.75 metres, and can be set with an automatic timer.
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Whether it's a large communal dining table or a decorative side table, pretty and practical outdoor tables are an essential part of villa life. Where else would you pop your phone, spf and personalised water bottle?
Rattan is a fail-safe material for summery villa vibes. This stylish side table from House Doctor is a perfect addition to deck chairs, loungers and other outdoor seating. And when the seasons change, you can bring it indoors too.
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Perhaps the most iconic feature of the Love Island villa is the firepit. It's where the Islanders gather each week for the recouplings and eliminations and it sets the scene for some of the hottest drama in the show.
Luckily, we don't have to worry about the public booting us out of our back garden, and a toasty, atmospheric fire pit need only set the scene for chilled evenings with loved ones.
This round gas-powered firepit from White Stores will provide light and warmth for nights in the garden, and its wide edge can be used for placing nibbles and drinks on.
Lilos certainly aren't just for kids. As the Islanders prove, there are endless ways to make use of one and they'll definitely keep you entertained if there's not a lot else going on in the villa!
If you're like us, you probably don't have the pleasure of having your own swimming pool (we can dream). But if you're setting off on any sunny holidays this year, packing an inflatable lilo is a must. It's the simple pleasures...
Outdoor egg chair
When Love Island couples need some privacy, there's nothing better than a cosy egg chair. The sheltered, cocoon style keeps any 'grafting' private from the other Islanders' prying eyes.
This love seat from Cotswold Company can fit two people snugly, or one person with plenty of room. It's the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cuppa or curl up with your favourite summer read. Or do some grafting of your own...
Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.