Creating a dreamy garden takes a bit of effort, but it’s so worth it. What better way to spend the summer than basking in the fruits of your own labour? From simply layering in bright ornaments to building a cozy pergola, here’s some outdoor garden decor ideas that will leave you feeling inspired.
Add a Seating Area
Weed. Sweat. Repeat. You’ve worked hard in your garden. So give yourself a stylish spot to kick up your feet to enjoy the view. We’re crushing on this low-slung stunner from West Elm. The Tillary outdoor set is basically as nice as any pieces you’d find in a living room. Yellow accents, tons of oversized pillows and pendant lighting complete the DIY garden decor look.
Add a Fire Bowl
Don’t play with fire – unless of course you’re talking about a fire bowl and you’re in a garden setting. Whether lit or left alone, a fire bowl adds serious drama. We’re partial to the beautiful orange patina on this one. The contrast between the wild flowers and the steel vessel is glorious.
If you’re the owner of a suburban garden (lucky you) then you might have sprawl – that is, a big open space that benefits from demarcation so each area has its own personality. Lay down pathways to divide your lawn and to create interest; plant pretty border flowers or small shrubs along the pathways.
Add a Fireplace
An outdoor fire is the ultimate luxury. Practical and sculptural, it’s the focus of this terrace that looks over a pristine garden. Monochromatic furniture in wicker and wood keeps the space feeling easy-going and natural.
Add a Bar
Garden decor goes beyond planters and pillows. Icy drinks and tasty snacks are another way to create your very own slice of paradise. We like the colourful, refreshing items loaded up on this wicker cart from Bed Bath & Beyond. For a cohesive look, stick to a tight colour palette – orangey-red is oh so summery!