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How to Up Your Garden Decor Game

Planting a few different breeds of plants for a change-up isn’t enough anymore. If you are really serious about upping your garden décor game, then it’s time to get adventurous! In this article, we’re not just talking about a few solar lights shoved haphazardly into the ground or settling for your faded seat cushions for yet another summer. 

Instead, discover creative lighting that a fairy princess would approve of, bright cushions bursting with fruity colours, ultra-stylish metal prints for the wall, and even more! Before you know it, your garden will be so gorgeous you won’t be able to stop yourself from sitting in it all year round – even when the snow starts to fall! 

Get creative with lighting

spiral dangly lights in a tree

First of all, lights, lights, lights! It’s surprising how just a few lights can make ALL the difference in your garden. From warm gold glows, bright white tones and even multi-colour options, you can really go to town when it comes to garden lighting.

Instead of opting for a few fairy lights hanging chaotically from your exterior wall, get creative! Experiment with shapes such as these Spiral Lantern LED Lights by Solaray. Spring-like and utterly twinkly, these round abstract lightbulbs remind us of cute beehives. Perfect for hanging in any tree or hooked onto hanging lantern hooks arranged in a row down your garden path.

If you are lucky enough to have a veranda seating area, why not get creative and twirl fairy lights above you so that you always feel like you’re enjoying a beautiful starry night sky? Or, why not dot a few unique lanterns around such as a solar metal elephant, faux lit branches, pink naked bulbs and more?

Install beautiful prints onto the walls

wallsauce metal print

Are you a huge fan of artwork and stunning prints inside your home? Don’t just limit these to the indoors. Instead, why not show your sense of style outside with a gorgeous metal print from Wallsauce.com? Choose from vintage-inspired illustrations of jungles, white-sanded tropical beaches, whimsical tree folk, utterly pretty florals and much, much more. Whatever the theme of your garden, you can really bring it to life with outdoor wall art. We think that this Elephant Elegance metal print from their Sir Edward range brings a gorgeous vintage factor to this garden…

Perfect for any sheltered outdoor area, place a metal poster on your exterior wall next to your al fresco dining area. Bring to life a blank space on your garden wall or create a style statement underneath your weatherproof veranda! All of Wallsauce.com’s fabulous metal prints are currently only available in the UK but come in a wide range of sizes and finishes for a high-quality custom finish. Where will you install yours?

Keep things private with screens and fencing

papillon willow screening

If you really value your privacy and have been socializing with your neighbours a little bit more than you’d like to, then screens and fencing are key. And we’re not just talking about your typical panel fencing. We’re talking about on-trend, rustic screens like this gorgeous Willow Fencing Screening Roll

Totally on-trend with the ever-growing popularity for all things organic, this beautiful willow screen perfectly mirrors more of a natural and sustainable lifestyle. Simply roll it out between you and your neighbours so that you can achieve that all-important sense of privacy. 

Why not install screening in one section of your garden to create a room within your outdoor space? Place rolled out fencing in a circle and place a seat in the middle for the perfect reading nook! Or section off a corner of your garden for the children and place a mud kitchen in there!

Make your own water feature

bamboo dripping onto a rock

If you have the space to have a water feature in your garden, do it! Whether you have a small backyard or a humongous football pitch of land, a water feature will notch up the relaxation factor in your outdoor space. Did you know that just looking at or being near water can aid towards a wide range of health benefits such as reducing anxiety and stress? Not forgetting lowering your heart rate and increasing your happiness. If that hasn’t persuaded you to get a water feature, we’re not sure what will!

There are so many beautiful water features available to be purchased, from quaint birdbaths, rocky cascading fountains and totally zen water spheres… 

Are you DIY friendly? Then why not have a go at making your own water feature? With just a fountain pump, plant pots and pebbles, you can create your own mini fountain.

Splash in some colour!

Orange and white patterned cushion

Many of us have dreary garden seat cushions that are so discoloured and ragged that they look like they’ve lasted since the 1980s. Well, it’s time to scrap those and repurpose them as gardening knee pads. Instead, it’s time to inject bright and bold colours into your garden! From funky patterned throws that you can cuddle into when the breeze gets chilly, bright yellow shade sails and fruity-orange cushions such as this retro Scatter Cushion in Orange! Placed on a bench, a swinging chair, on your picnic blanket or bistro chair, you won’t be able to stop yourself feeling cheery when you see this gorgeous orange cushion!

In conclusion

When it comes to garden décor, you can really go as big or as small as you like! Remember to choose things that make you happy, suit your sense of style and bring your outdoor area to life! By following these 5 steps, your garden will go from workable to wonderful in no time!

 

About the author

Written by Amy Hillary. Amy is a Freelance Writer as well as the Content Creator at Wallsauce.com. Her work consists of creating website content, writing blogs as well as product descriptions. Her most popular topic focuses are interior design, lifestyle, education and retail.

 

 

 

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