While we haven’t yet greeted the hottest days of the summer months, spring is a great time to get your garden styled in time for the warmest days of the year. Sure, it may be just a bit too chilly to lay out on the grass and work on that tan, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other ways to dress up your garden and use your outdoor space in the springtime. Check out our top tips for making the most of your garden this season with these stylish upgrades that will make you want to head outside and into that fresh, crisp air.
A Stylish Spot for Potting
It’s a great time of year to start potting up annual plants and propagating some of your larger plants and flowers. While any small bench will do, this stunning DIY workstation was created by A Piece of Rainbow out of vintage windows and upcycled materials. Get creative with your potting area and create a rustic centrepiece that you won’t want to hide in the shed.
European Cafe Styling
The higher sun and warmer mornings mean you can take advantage of one of the most pleasant and simple activities of the season; enjoying your morning cuppa outdoors. Take inspiration from European cafe culture and set up a small bistro table and a couple of chairs where the sun hits your garden first thing. We particularly love these vintage styles which are not only practical (everything folds back down, without taking up much space) but also beautiful.
Create a Wall-Hanging Herb Garden
There’s something rather comforting about cooking with herbs and veggies you’ve grown yourself but if you don’t have the room for a vegetable patch in your garden, consider using your vertical space instead. We fell for Heather of Growing Spaces‘ cute and simple idea for creating a hanging herb garden on her fence. Painting it the same colour allows it to blend into the wall and the green plants and simple terracotta pots create the perfect eye-catching contrast.
Paint Your Fencing
Speaking of painted fences, it’s a great way to inject style and colour into your garden, especially if your current wood fence is looking a little worse for wear. The last few years have seen an uptake in darker colours used as backdrops in the garden and you can see why – it’s a great way to make plants and flowers pop! Cuprinol make a wide range of good-looking paint shades from deep blues, blacks, and greens right through to sunnier shades of pale pink and lavender. Our How To Add Colour to Your Garden post is full of helpful hints and tips to make your garden more welcoming, so take a look and get your paint brushes out!
Stylish Outdoor Pot Plants
And finally, consider upgrading some of your old and broken terracotta planters with stylish new additions. Raised planters are very much on trend at the moment and West Elm have a wonderful selection if you’re in the market for some fresh styles. You can also incorporate some up-to-date styling and save cash in the process by painting your current planters in more contemporary shades of white, stone, grey or black.
Have you seen these posts on the Tile Mountain blog?