The flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and bees are busy collecting nectar — you can tell spring is fast approaching. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, do us all a favour and promise to make the most of it! (...and then invite us over for a garden party in the summer 🙌)
Here are some top garden decor and furniture ideas to explore — whether you have a massive outdoor space or just a tiny green patch.
Garden Sculptures & Statues
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Sculptures and statues add an element of flair to the landscape of your garden. From larger, more expensive pieces to smaller, reasonable ones, there’s a variety of options to choose from. Tip: Be careful about the material you choose — they must be sturdy enough to bear the weather conditions of your area. Generally, granite and bronze are ideal for garden sculptures.
For large gardens, opt for statement pieces, such as a pair of deer, to liven up the empty space in the centre. Smaller spaces can make do with mini sculptures embedded amidst flower beds. Remember, placement is everything, so your statues should be positioned in a way that gives them the attention they deserve whilst not overwhelming the overall look.
If you own a garden, you most probably grow a mix of plants and flowers. And finding these plants a new home — other than the ground — is one way to up your decor game. You know where we’re going with this: decorative garden planters.
You can choose small, intricately-decorated pots for single plants and smaller gardens. Or, if you're looking to make the ultimate garden statement, grow a bunch of flowers together and opt for a massive planter.
If you enjoy the sound of trickling water alongside natural views, a garden fountain is an accessory you must get your hands on. With their moving water and splashing sounds, garden fountains help bring a positive energy and ambiance to the space. They also mask unwanted noises and serve as an excellent focal point.
Pick a fountain that complements the size of your space and place it at the far end of the garden, preferably opposite the seating area. This ensures that the sound of water is not too loud to disturb your conversations. In the long-run, large garden fountains act as a landscape feature and increase the resale value of your home — all at a relatively low price point!
Trellises And Arbours
Trellises and arbours both provide support to climbing vines and plants as their primary purpose, but you can double the benefit by using them as decor. Arbours add a sense of mysticism to the atmosphere and are a beautiful way to mark your garden entrance.
On the other hand, trellises can be positioned anywhere throughout the garden. Large pieces can be used as partitions in gardens and can even help to add privacy to your space.
We may be heading into spring, but why leave Christmas lights behind? A little sparkle always adds some magic to the atmosphere! In fact, just a couple of strings of twinkle lights hanging above your garden can make it a favourite hangout spot for summer evenings.
Hang a few strands of garden lights over your seating area to give your garden a truly magical touch — making it cosy and welcoming even on the darkest of nights.
In addition to the aesthetics, purchasing functional furniture pieces is an essential part of garden decor. Choose comfortable seating, preferably with plush cushions, by sitting on the pieces before purchasing them. You’re going to be spending quite a lot of time outdoors, so comfort is a top priority!
In order to choose what’s right for you, start off by making a list of how you envision using the space. If you wish to have breakfast with your loved ones on cool summer mornings, you should consider adding a dining table. Remember practicality when selecting your furniture pieces — for example, a synthetic rattan furniture set not only blends in seamlessly with the surrounding nature, but it’s also weatherproof and lightweight enough to move around if needed.
If, on the other hand, you envision hosting cocktail parties on warm summer nights, you’ll need plenty of seating space. For this purpose, you can incorporate a three-seater coupled with a matching table. Additionally, an egg chair is ideal for adding visual appeal and gives you and guests a super comfortable spot to relax in whilst enjoying the outdoors!
Complementing your garden with gorgeous garden decor and versatile furniture pieces is a fantastic way to welcome spring to your outdoors and prepare for the upcoming warmer weather. Following the guidelines given in this article, you can create an outdoor space that is cosy, inviting, and absolutely stunning. Just don’t forget to invite us over for one of your epic summer garden parties!
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