Simple Ways to Dress Up Your Garden

 

Once you’ve put in the effort to transform your garden from what was basically a wasteland into a functional garden space, all that remains is to add a flourish of finishing touches, which will dress up your garden and make it really stand out from the crowd.

 

Here are some simple ways to finish off your garden and make it the best place to spend time:

 

Throw Down a Few Outdoor Pillows

 

Outdoor pillows are a fantastic finishing touch, because not only do they add some extra colour to the space, but they also create more comfort for you. Good outdoor cushions are waterproof, and can be thrown down on the grass or pavement, or used to jazz up your benches and chairs.

 

Build Borders

 

One of the quickest, and easiest from a  gardening point of view, ways to give your garden an attractive upgrade, is to create some new borders. Borders are like the frame that makes your favourite piece of artwork pop, and every good garden should have them. If you have lots of flowers in the garden, creating green herbaceous borders will provide the perfect frame, or if your garden is more green space than anything else, planting pretty, bold flowers around the border perimeter will probably work best.

 

Install a Fountain

 

 

Every garden needs a focal point, and there are few focal points that are more attractive, soothing and impressive than a good water fountain. It doesn’t have to be particularly big as long as it has running water and it’s placed in a central location, it will do the trick.

 

Fun Accessories

 

Like the inside of your home, the garden needs accessories to show off more of you5r personality and ensure that there are always lots of little details to draw the eye, wherever you are in the space. Good garden accessories include weathervanes, Buddha statues, zen-like pebble stacks, gnomes and metal sculptures. Choose any combination of accessories that take your fancy and spread them out across the garden for the biggest impact.

 

Create a Garden Sign

 

Garden signs are so cute, and they can make your garden feel even more special. The key to a good garden sign is to make it unique, and that means making it yourself. This doesn’t have to be hard – just painting the name of your garden (make it whimsical) onto a piece of driftwood will give you something special that welcomes guests into your garden.

 

Fairy Lights


 

Instead of lighting the garden with boring solar powered bulbs, invest in a few sets of outdoor fairy lights and hang them from the fence, nail them to the wall and wrap them around your furniture, they’ll give your garden a unique, magical glow, which will transform it into a wonderfully whimsical space when the sun goes down.

 

Spray Paint Your Furniture

 

If you don’t want your garden furniture to look like all the rest, invest in some spray paint and start transforming. Golds, silvers and pastel colours work particularly well in the garden, but feel free to let your creative juices run free.

 

Dressing up the garden, as you can see, really is easy, and it’s a lot of fun too! Doing any of the above will ensure that you have a pretty, polished garden, but doing them all will ensure you have the most unique garden on the block!

This article has 3 Comments

  1. We have done the spray paint your outdoor furniture before & it works awesome. The sun tends to really fade out the original color of the furniture & we re-painted it the original color to make it look new again. But you could choose a new color also for a change!

  2. It’s great to spray paint lawn furniture that is faded, no sense spending money on new items, when all it needs is a refreshing!!

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