If you are considering a new look for your garden, or even if you just want to enhance the space you’ve already got, you’ll be surprised to find that a few well-chosen touches can go a long way in creating the atmosphere and style you were after. You don’t need to hire a landscaper or stick a great big pond in the middle; you just need to add a few key pieces of furniture and pay attention to detail.
When it comes to choosing garden furniture, you first need to decide on an overall style or theme for your garden. Not sure what to go for? Well, one of the best and customisable options is the shabby chic look. It is a casual and relaxed look, channelling the effortless elegance of English Country living.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
• Vintage ceramics – You can choose matching birdbaths, wall baskets, planters and other decorative pieces in matching aged ceramic patterns, or pick up individual pieces to create an eclectic, unique look.
• Benches, chairs and tables – There is a wide selection of furniture available, including small, romantic loveseat benches and practical yet unusual wooden benches. However, an essential choice is an elegant patio table and matching chairs.
• Lighting – Choose lanterns in a variety of shapes and colours, or candles for a more intimate feel.
• Practical gardening solutions – You can even buy rows of hooks for your gardening tools and attire, or a delicate basket for gathering flowers or fruit.