Using colour in the garden

Colourful garden

Colour isn’t just an interior trend this year – we’re here at the Ideal Home Show Shop with some handy tips to help incorporate bold and bright pops of colour into your garden too. An iron bistro set or wooden bench doesn’t have to be traditional – paint with pastel blues, yellows or pinks to give springtime look all year round. If you’re giving colour to your wicker or rattan garden furniture, go for aerosol or spray paint to give a smoother finish – it’ll also help you get the paint into the furniture’s grooves.


Outdoor dining décor

If you’re planning on dining alfresco, use a brightly coloured tablecloth to create an upbeat feel and go for coloured plastic tumblers and cutlery, which will minimize breakage at the same time. Decorate trees and bushes with colourful candle holders and light when the sun goes down to keep the party going. Use bunting to decorate the walls of the house to give a summer garden-party feel and use brightly coloured vases or pitchers to hold flowers or as an original cutlery holder for your guests, you should also go for a mesh food-cover to keep any pesky insects at bay.

Outdoor furnishings

Use decorative cushions to brighten up rattan or wooden furniture; you can use a waterproofing spray beforehand to keep them in tip-top shape, or why not opt for a garden storage bench you can store them in and bring them out for guests. Cut a vinyl table cloth to use as a cushion cover to create an all-weather decorative accessory you don’t have to worry about grabbing should a shower come on. Have some blankets draped over your rattan sofas to give a homely effect, plus your guests can use them to warm up and stay outside once the sun has gone.


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