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Blog Gardening with Gardiners: Colour Up Your Outdoor Space

Let's colour up our own outdoor spaces. Brighten up your patio, garden, balcony, fencing, decking or furniture. Don't forget your plant pots too.

March 22nd, 2020 Gardening with Gardiners: Colour Up Your Outdoor Space image
author image Carine Butcher Digital Print & Marketing Officer

Our own outdoor space is so important to us; spruce it up and brighten that space. An outdoor space for retreating to is wonderful in the warmer months coming up. It will make you feel better too. It doesn't have to be a huge garden. Your outdoor space maybe a small balcony or patio / courtyard area. Whatever it is, there are ways you can brighten it up with colour.

Image credit: Cuprinol

Brighten Up Your Furniture

Use the garden furniture you have already and spruce it up. Above, this old garden table has been brightened up with a fresh coat of red paint just placed down the centre of the table so it also looks like a centrepiece. This a great idea to add dinner table accessories over it. Decorate with garden chairs and accessorise with your favourite cushions. If you don't have outdoor cushions, bring the indoor out and grab them off your sofa. Don't forget to bring them in after!

Decorating your garden furniture with paint

Image Credit: Cuprinol

If you have spare decking or can get creative, make your own furniture. You may have bits and pieces around your garden already that you can use. Above, the seating area has been transformed into a beautiful, colourful cosy nook area on the decking and the fencing behind has also had a makeover with a contrasting neutral paint colour.

Below, 2 pallets have been painted first, screwed together and castor wheels added to manoeuvre the coffee table around with ease. The shelving underneath makes great storage for your ipads and tech shaded from the sun to prevent them overheating.

Painted pallet coffee table

Image credit: author's own - Carine Butcher

Bring Your Kitchen Outdoors

Outdoor garden kitchen

Image Credit: Cuprinol

For the ultimate cool, why don't you create your own mini kitchen area outside? This could simply be a small space for a bbq and some hooks on a fence or wall for your cooking utensils. It doesn't have to be permanent. Keep the set up and take utensils in and out when you want to use them. 

Decorate Your Shed

Image credit: Cuprinol

If your shed is looking a little shabby and not chic anymore, have a good clear out and paint it. Make it your own and use it to store those important garden tools, create your own little planting area or even a reading nook. Get creative.

Paint Those Pots

Image Credit: Hammerite

Love your plants? Chances are you have pots that could do with some brightening up too. Decorate old pots or repot plants and seedings, using empty tin cans or other containers you can easily find around the house or garage. As long as they are clean, repurpose and brighten up your pots too. 

Remember, you do need to use paint specially formulated for outdoor use on the furniture, decking, fencing or anything else you can think of that you are painting and leaving outside. Preparation is key so always read the instructions. Outdoor paint is specific to cope with our wind, rain and sunshine.

Enjoy! 

 

 

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