Looking to make your little outdoor space into a cosy corner filled with stunning detail? A place of solace where you can escape daily stresses, enjoy some fresh air, sunshine and more importantly a little R&R. The good news is the less space you have the more you can hone in and get your garden vibe just right. These are our 5 basic garden decor principles to doing just that.
1. Choose materials wisely: Use a mix of natural looking materials such as jute, willow and rattan to keep the look warm and cosy. These jute rugs are ideal for use outdoors.
2. Add lighting: Solar lights are an absolute must, especially if you love spending time outdoor on balmy summer evenings. Solar lighting requires little maintenance and come in all shapes and sizes. Lanterns of various shapes, sizes and materials add a warming charm such as this large willow lantern. Romantic string lights are great for fences and balconies to add the "ahhh" to your garden, and stake lights work well added to plant pots on porches.
3. Pick the right furniture: Regardless of the size of your outdoor space you’ll want somewhere to site and relax. Slimline Bistro sets and Rattan Chairs anchored with a table are ideal if space is short. A swing chair is a playful yet functional piece of garden furniture, with the added bonus of shade so you can relax alfresco. Or create a snug retreat simply by scattering some floor cushions.
4. Add greenery: Decorative planters are perfect for adding greenery and creating a capsule garden. You can opt for conventional terracotta or wooden pots or use quirky containers by recycling an old watering can, teapot or even wellies. Add floating plants, herb boxes or flower boxes to drab fences and balconies. You can always fake it to make it, by adding artificial plants too.
5. Add accessories: Don’t be afraid to bring the inside out, and to accessorise even the smallest of outdoor spaces. Add comfort and a cosy feel with colouful cushions, garden rugs, throws and candles, perfect to keep warm on a cool summers evening. Use beautiful plant pots like this Inprint Grey Pot to make plants pop.
You don't have to stop here, there really are no limits to how creative you should be. Try adding a firepit, painting a drab fence or floor, add an outdoor folding coffee table or a water fountain for added zen.
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