How to Style Your Patio and Garden for Spring
If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space—be it a balcony, patio, or garden—in your home, that’s definitely something to take advantage of. Not only is it lovely to have a lush little area filled with plants where you can breathe in fresh air, but it’s also a lot of fun to take time creating and designing a space to your own tastes.
Revamping your balcony, patio, terrace, or garden is a perfect spring activity. The weather is getting warmer, and we’re all excited to start spending more time outdoors. It’s also the best season to introduce new plants and flowers to your home.
Let’s look at some of the best ways to style your outdoor space this spring. There’s a style for every taste!
This modern outdoor area is great for a low-maintenance garden. There’s nothing to mow, and waterproof furniture means you don’t have to worry about wet weather. Depending on the layout of your home, this could be an extension of the living room—perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining as the weather warms up.
The key here is to keep your color palette neutral and avoid clutter. Keep it simple with grays, whites, and blacks, allowing the greenery to pop.
Consider pots made of ficonstone, which is a blend of fiberglass, concrete and stone. As you can see, they have the heavy look of stone but the composite material makes them lightweight and way easier to move around. Use black lanterns at the base of your trees for a stunning uplighting effect.
If you’re low on space in your outdoor area, light-colored planters could be the way to go. With lots of concrete, neutrals and pale colors lend a contemporary feel to a space. A dark wall can help define small spaces and you’ll want pots that pop against it.
It’s also good to note that the color of your planter can affect the way your plant grows. Darker pots tend to trap heat and light, keeping your plants warmer. So if you’re in a warm, tropical climate, you definitely want to plant in light-colored pots.
A great way to make a visual statement in a small space is to clutter five to ten plants in planters of varying sizes and textures, but similar color. A small glossy white pot will look great with a large square modern fiberstone one.
Go for succulents and cacti if you don’t have much of a green thumb, or opt for ferns, snake plants, and philodendron if you’ve got time to care for them. These plants are all showy enough to make a statement even in a neutral pot. Add height with a tall fiddle-leaf fig or small palm tree in a concrete fishbowl planter.
Perfect for a coastal home, a house in the country, or your rural weekend getaway, an outdoor shower is a simple luxury that will really elevate your outdoor space.
It doesn’t even take much to craft a wonderful outdoor shower space. Lay some beautiful tile (or even just bricks!) for the flooring, add a bamboo fence for a chic privacy screen, and place some strategic concrete pots around the area for a bit more greenery.
Terracotta pots have been used since 10,000BC, across cultures and continents, and have never really gone out of style. And for good reason! Terracotta is porous, which allows for air and water to move freely through it, preventing soil disease and root rot. It looks good with all types of plants, indoor and outdoor, and it’s inexpensive.
Traditional, burnt-orange terracotta has a quaint vibe to it, perfect for a cottagecore or rustic design aesthetic. But just because it has such a distinctive, recognizable look, doesn’t mean terracotta has to be boring!
DIY but make it chic
Transferring big plants into beautiful new planters can be a real pain in the back—literally! If you don’t have the time and energy to repot your plants from the ugly plastic planters they came in, never fear; the answer is easier than you think.
Rather than investing in whole new planters, why not just jazz up the plastic pots you’ve already got? It’s easy and inexpensive to DIY your own chic planters. The options are endless, so long as you’ve got a hot glue gun or strong adhesive.
Stick thin bamboo fencing to the outside of your pots for a tropical look—just take the wire out of the fence sheet and stick each bamboo rod on individually. Sheet moss can work in the exact same way, if you’re working with a more overgrown, rustic theme for your garden.
Spring is known as the time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Create the cute outdoor area where you actually want to spend time. Now is the time to bite the bullet and get started.
No matter what energy you want to bring to your balcony or garden overhaul this spring, Jamali Garden has you covered. We’ve got a massive selection of imported home and garden decor pieces, at wholesale prices, from unique planters to organic soil.
For covered outdoor use, we have a massive range of super-realistic faux plants and flowers, for anyone who wants a lush green space, but can’t keep a plant alive to save their own life.
Have a browse through our extensive collection, and get in touch if there’s anything we can help you with!