This Summer I plan to spend lots of time enjoying our home so today I am sharing my ideas and tips with you on how to style a courtyard garden.
Whether you have a big patch of grass or a small hideaway, I believe there is a relaxing space to be made in every area. Our garden is a good sized plot and requires a lot of upkeep which is why I decided to turn a small stony area which originally housed my herbs into a little haven. This summer you will find me sipping on a sangria with my feet up enjoying the warm sun and the sound of the kids running riot!
Having a main priority when transforming a garden space will give you a base to bounce your ideas to and from. I always start with flowers as a good base and decide which colours I would like to see housed in that area. Naturally, a good tip is to check the soil type and know what grows well in your garden. Alternatively, container gardening can be just as rewarding and save you some time. I chose to leave my herbs growing among my courtyard flowers as I really enjoy the smell of fresh greenery producing. I did, however, pull up the winter pansies and replace with tall, hardy colourful plants. Two plants were sufficed for the front of my courtyard along with a patio rose and several pots of elegant fuschia. The colour palette has rewarded me with shocking pinks, delectable greens, azure blues and quenching Oranges. All the colours.
My second priority was to invest in some good quality garden furniture. I wanted something individual and also a set that fit in with my theme. Just in case you haven’t guessed yet, I have planned my courtyard around a Mediterranean theme. The set featured is available at Dobbie’s garden centre and I purchased a display piece. Of course, I managed to get a great discount. The furniture came with two stripey cushions but I replaced them with mismatched varieties from HomeSense UK. Purchasing outdoor cushions will give longer lasting use and dry out quickly in the event of rain.
So lets take a minute to chat about my gorgeous planters. I am obsessed. The small pots are from valencia. We recently visited spain and I was desperate to bring as many back as I could possibly hold. The bonus of cruising – no baggaege limit! Feel free to pop over to my travel blog!
Those wall planters above are stunning arent they? ok lovelies, I hope I have inspired you to make a corner of your garden into something special. Thanks for stopping by and please do leave any questions or comments below.