What do you get when you combine the mid-century glamour of Palms Spring design with relaxed and eclectic bohemian styling? You get a stunning outdoor entertaining area you’ll want to use all summer long, that’s what! Juliet and Charlie have teamed up to turn a forgotten outdoor area into a summer retreat. They’ve called the finished look ‘Boho Springs’ and, just like Juliet and Charlie themselves, it’s a match made in heaven. With loads of great DIY ideas, this is the perfect place to spend your summer staycation.
WATCH: Juliet and Charlie's 'Boho Springs' backyard makeover
When deciding on a look for your outdoor area this summer, try blending completely different styles to create a zone that's truly unique. This drab outdoor area was ripe for a revamp and the mid-century Palm Springs effect is so hot right now! Then, for contrast and texture, it was styled boho and rustic - it may not sound right but it just works!
What do you get when you cross desert style with boho glamour? This!
Natural textures and colours are in order for your boho-desert alfresco haven. Structural plants, a breeze block wall and outdoor oven create a laidback and contemporary haven.
DIY entertainer's coffee table
Create a unique coffee table you can be proud to serve off, using a large basket planter. The top has handles so you can use it as a tray, too.
DIY breeze block wall
Get your step-by-step instructions to build a breeze block wall here
This breeze block wall gives you the best of all worlds - privacy, light, and airflow, plus visual interest through pattern. Laying blocks may seem like a job best left to pros, but you can get the hang of it by going slow and continually checking your work as you turn existing brickwork into a feature wall.
Choose shapely, structural plants that fit in with the desert-Palm Springs look and contrast with the soft boho styling.
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