After spending many months cooped up indoors, we are now embracing our outdoor spaces more than ever. Many of us have learned to slow down. We may have realised a new-found passion for growing our own food or feel pride in watching a flower grow from seed to full bloom. There are others who have simply taken more time to sit and enjoy the sounds of nature: birds singing overhead, the rush of water from a nearby beach, or the buzz of a bee busying nearby.
Because of this reborn love for the outdoors, the need to spruce up your garden is all the more important. After all, now that we’re spending so much time out there, we may as well make it look fabulous! But how? In this article, discover 4 ways to style your garden like a pro. From installing art onto the walls, making your own plant garden ladder, and more. You won’t be able to wait to get your green fingers on these amazing garden décor ideas…
Adorn your walls with show-stopping art
One of the easiest ways to give your garden a stylish edge is to adorn the walls in art. By doing this, you create the illusion of adding a new room outdoors! Garden wall art fills blank spaces that are craving attention. They create a cosier feel to a nook in your garden and more importantly, are a chance to show your sense of style outdoors as well as indoors. Not only this, they can add to your garden’s theme.
Wallsauce.com offer a wide range of stunning metal prints that can do exactly do that. Choose an exotic leaf design to mirror your jungle-inspired plants, bamboo bench and wooden mats in your courtyard. If you have created a quaint French chic garden, choose a beautiful lavender field metal poster to go with your white metal bistro table and pots brimmed with fragrant lavender. Or why not transport yourself to a tropical beach? Choose a white sanded Caribbean beach print and pair it with exotic plants that can stand the UK weather.
There are so many options when it comes to stylish garden metal wall art. As long as you place them underneath a shelter, they will last for years and years in your stunning garden.
Potted garden ladders brimming with herbs
If you want to combine your passion for cooking and gardening, then it is crucial to have your own herb garden. The best way to do this is to create a designated area closest to your house so that you can nip in and out of your garden to gather herbs whilst cooking. Whether you have a courtyard or a huge garden, a herb garden ladder is the perfect answer. The beauty of a ladder is that you can make it as big or as small as you like, depending on the size of your outdoor space.
You can easily buy wooden step ladders anywhere. Paint them in hardwearing outdoor paint so that they can survive the different elements. Or if you’re handy with a hammer, why not build your own ladder by repurposing old wood panels or wooden pallets?
When choosing pots for your herb ladder, choose sizes that fit comfortably on the shelving. It might seem obvious, but it is very tempting when you see a gorgeous pot out shopping, take it home, and then realise it’s far too big. Always measure the width of each panel before purchasing pots.
When it comes to choosing your herbs, choose the ones you use the most when cooking. Sage, chives, oregano, rosemary and more. Your garden ladder should be personal to your tastes – literally! Before you know it, you and your friends will be enjoying a delicious brunch in your garden, eating your tasty herby creations.
Give everything a fresh lick of paint – the brighter the better
It really is surprising how much a fresh lick of paint can impact your outdoor area. Does your wood picket fence need a pick-me-up? Or have your exterior walls turned green and flaky from bearing a year’s worth of brutal weather?
Painting outdoors needs to be done every other year to keep your garden looking fresh. And when we say paint, we don’t just mean white paint. Of course, this neutral tone is a firm favourite. Especially if you want to add a Mediterranean feel to your outdoor area (white walls and blue pots will make you feel like you’re in Santorini)! We mean bright, colourful tones that will take your garden from workable to WOW!
One of the hottest shades to choose from is warm terracotta. This orange shade is great for a Moroccan-inspired space. Another tone is turquoise blue. This blue tone will transport your garden from Halifax to Hawaii! Sage-green is another hugely popular tone right now that creates a calm and balanced feel to any garden space. Simply choose a tone that brings you joy and won’t offend the neighbours too much (maybe avoid neon yellow).
Set the mood with magical lights
Another classic choice, garden lights. There really is nothing more magical than fairy lights in the garden. Not only do they make you feel like you’ve entered an enchanted fairytale land, but they are so easy to install.
Choose from vintage-style naked bulbs leisurely strewn across your patio area to rows of white LEDs wrapped around your favourite tree. Not forgetting quirky toadstool stake lights that stick into the ground or even round multi-coloured solar panel ones that dot along your garden path. Garden lights do make such a difference and are perfect for those who love to stay outdoors after dark whilst they gather round the chiminea and roast marshmallows – bliss!
When it comes to upping your garden décor game, there are so many routes to explore. It doesn’t matter whether you have a tiny backyard or a huge garden that is so much like a football pitch that you don’t know what to do with it. Taking the time to think about what will suit your garden and where you would put different types of décor can make all the difference in creating the outdoor space of your dreams.