Under the current circumstances, it is proving a great time to get outside into our gardens and give it some well needed TLC. However, if you consider yourself an amateur or you are lacking inspiration, we have created a list of quick and easy garden decorating ideas.
1. Turn a Ladder Into A Mini Garden
If you are limited for outdoor space, turning ladders into mini gardens is a great way of being able to grow plants and give your garden some extra greenery, without taking up too much room. Add planks of wood along the steps to create extra space for storing your plants. Be creative and decorate your ladder to represent you and what you love. Why not try painting it a brighter colour, or if you have more of a neutral pallet, you could keep it simple and give it a pop of colour with different plants.
2. Transform Old Tins Into Lanterns
Make good use of your old tins and use them as lanterns. Be creative with your designs and map out what you would like to do with a permanent marker before you start drilling any holes! You could even give the cans a paint if you have any lying around. Once you are happy with your design you should position a sharp, narrow nail above each mark on your pattern and gently tap it 3-4 times with the hammer until just the point has punched the tin can. Repeat for each mark until you have completed your pattern. Gently tap the nail to punch a hole in the can – careful not to hit your fingers!
3. Make A Small Garden Feel Bigger With An Outdoor Mirror
Outdoor mirrors are a great way to create the illusion of more space, strategically placing a garden mirror will bring a new dimension to your garden, with the reflections creating a much greater sense of space and light. You can purchase outdoor mirrors in all shapes, sizes and colours. We would strongly recommend having a clear vision on where you would like to incorporate your outdoor mirror, as if it is placed incorrectly in outdoor space as they can also make things look too fussy, confuse the eye, and highlight things in your garden that you might not want to draw attention to.
4. Add some comfort to your garden furniture
A great way of adding comfort to your garden furniture, as well making it look fresh is to add scatter cushions, we would strongly suggest purchasing cushions that are suitable for outdoor use only, As with the large seating cushions, just store during the winter for the best care they do not get destroyed easily by the British weather! Adding stylish cushions serve not only for comfort, but to break up the more neutral colours used on the furniture itself. Injecting some life and interest into the garden. Such is the versatility of these cushions, they can be happily used indoors, too.
5. Install A Fire Pit
Fire pits are proving to be a huge up and coming trend for Summer 2020. They are perfect for creating warmth, and form an excellent hub within your garden for socialising – extending the amount of time you can stay in your garden by hours! A fire pit is a beautiful addition to any garden, however, if you are concerned about building a fire yourself, why not consider a gas fire pit?