Lanterns are wonderful for creating that relaxing ambience in the home and garden. Pop a flameless LED tea candle in the lantern to create a stunning showpiece. Lanterns come in various materials, including metal, glass, wood, stainless steel and concrete, such as the Japanese garden lantern. If living close to the ocean, it is worth considering a lantern that won’t rust.
Arbors (otherwise known as garden arches) are a lovely way to welcome garden visitors. They come in a variety of shapes and materials (such as timber, powder coated steel and sold iron) to suit all types of gardens and tastes. It can look amazing on it own and even more stunning when adorned with flowering vines or climbing roses. Some come with a pre-weathered rust effect finish, if that’s the look you’re going for.
With so many garden statue designs on the market these days, there is no shortage of choice! Choose animals to add a wild touch to your landscape, or figures such as Tiki garden statue or a Buddha, for good luck. Materials range from ceramic, resin, terracotta, concrete and metal, so there really is something for everyone! If you are lucky enough to have a large garden, dramatic, larger-sized garden statues provide a nice focal point. For smaller areas such as courtyards or balconies, pop a small statue in a planter box.
Bring the warmth and romance of fire to your outdoor space. Go for a simple and stylish, round fire bowl made of steel or if you’re feeling adventurous, provide a gift card to help fund the materials to make your own with mortar or this DIY outdoor fire pit. Flickering flames create a cozy setting for your patio or any outdoor space.
What better way to enjoy the warm sun in the comfort of your backyard, than with your favourite book, a cuppa and a gorgeous garden bench? A graceful bench not only adds comfortable seating options in the garden, but also a focal point. Take your pick of materials, from timber, cast iron, to durable magnesium oxide. If you go for a timber frame, you could add a nice personal touch by having a small plaque made up to attach to the bench.