Accessorise your garden for 2017 March 08, 2017 00:12
As I write this, the view from my window is not filling me with enthusiasm. It’s grey, damp and miserable and my garden is looking decidedly brown and soggy. The current cold temperatures are definitely not inspiring me to get out there at the moment but that doesn’t mean I’m neglecting my outdoor space entirely. I’ve been reading up on what are going to be the big garden trends in 2017 and pondering which of my fab garden accessories will help me recreate them. My garden is going to be ultra-fashionable this year!
House Beautiful magazine recently gave their verdict on what’s going to be happening in UK gardens in 2017 and it seems that you should be going in one of two, very opposing, ways. You can either scale it back in a nod to Scandinavian minimalism: think whitewashed decking and fake fur rugs (let’s just forget about practicality here for a moment) or go all out with colour and textures to create some sumptuous style statements on your patio.
If you like your garden to be a haven of calm and want to accessorise with pale woods and muted hues then I’ve got some fab products that would set this off perfectly: check out these bamboo mountain candles and this hanging heart with a bird decoration!
If you fancy the second, more lavish, option then take a look at my beautiful Fairtrade Hanging Moroccan Lanterns. They’re a good start towards bringing some glamour into your garden and my very reasonable prices mean you don’t have to have an extravagant budget to afford them.
They look amazing at night, with the flickering candle inside sending gorgeous vibrant patterns into every dusky corner. (You might also like my gold multi-glass lantern for the same reason!)
And talking of candles, those lanterns also fit nicely into another 2017 garden fashion: imaginative lighting! It’s set to go from functional to fun this year so, if you want to be on trend, you’ll need to jazz up your outdoor illuminations. Go for funky fairy lights draped over shrubs, uplighters in your beds and exotic lamps hanging from your branches.
Personally, I’m very fond of this striking elephant lantern - it looks great with coloured candles in it!
And if it’s colour you’re looking for then I’ve also got a great range of Fairtrade wind chimes. Whether they’re made from bamboo, metal or wood they all sound lovely on a breezy day and bring a much-needed bit of cheer to bare gardens at this time of year.
(The wind chimes make fab gifts too so keep them in mind for Mother’s Day on Sunday 26th March!)
My shop is crammed full of beautiful items that will enhance your green patches, no matter what theme you’re aspiring to. Have a look around and please let me know what you’re doing with your outdoor spaces in 2017 – I’d love to see how you Accessorise Your Garden!