With the weather starting to warm up, you’ll want to spend more time outdoors. And just because it’s outside, it doesn’t mean you can’t extend your stylish decorating ideas to the great outdoors. It’s just as important to love your outdoor space as much as your indoor living area, so why not liven up the garden by incorporating a garden feature or two.
Birdbaths make a charming garden centerpiece and come in a variety of styles such as freestanding or hanging. Hanging birdbaths are perfect for compact spaces, plus they are out of reach of predators. Freestanding birdbaths come in a variety of materials such as terracotta, resin, cast-iron and glazed pottery in various colours.
There’s nothing quite like the sound of water trickling in the background as you kick back and read a book or take a sip of your cuppa, whilst relaxing on the weekend. Water features are easy to install and generally come with a low voltage pump and associated fittings. All you need to do is find the right position for it in the garden as well as a power source. If you don’t have a power source close to the preferred location, make sure you have a qualified electrician install one for you.
Outdoor wall clocks not only look great for decorating your outdoor space, but they’re also very practical. They come in a variety of materials such as terracotta, metal and wood. It is advisable to place outdoor wall clocks in a protected area such as under the patio or pergola due to the clock’s mechanism.
Illuminate your backyard and add ambiance by placing portable lanterns on a flat surface around the garden, on tables or suspended from branches. Depending on what the lanterns are made of (metal or glass with steel handles), it’s advisable to bring them indoors when not in use, to avoid rust. Alternatively, you can use ceramic-style path lanterns if you prefer to leave the lanterns out on a permanent basis.