Capture A Sense of The Mediterranean in Your Own Back Garden
As soon as the slightest bit of sunshine stars to show its crazy how people instantly start living like its summertime! From jumpers to T-shirts and jeans to shorts in a matter of days, it’s safe to say that the moment any sun starts to show everybody likes to make the most of it. How nice would it be if you could incorporate a sense of the beautifully sunny Mediterranean into your own garden’s design.
Many gardens are designed around a theme, dependant on personal style and interests. One great theme to inject into your garden is a sense of the Mediterranean, what better way than to encourage the sun to shine than to add some of the wonders of the Mediterranean into your own garden. The main element of Mediterranean style is the colour, gorgeous infusions of bright and exciting colours really capture the style and atmosphere you want to create. From reds, yellows, oranges and pinks to splashes of dark blue and green, you can really emphasise your gardens style, using colour to highlight certain parts and create a warm and inviting atmosphere. With colour strongly distributed around your garden through flowers, furnishings and other features you can really make your garden stand out and look the part.
As colour is introduced to your garden, you can consider certain plants and flowers that will both bring the colour as well as the Mediterranean style. Certain flowers really emphasise the elegance and glamour such as Sunflowers, Lavender and Sedum. All of these beautiful flowers work perfectly and complement each other really well. By using flowers and plants that complement each other and go hand in hand, you’re able to create a rounded, finished look that’s bold and exciting. If you’re wanting to really go all out with the theme, introducing plants such as Bamboo will really add character and style. Bamboo would look fantastic either wrapped around your fence panels, or even potted in an oversized plant pot to really emphasise how Mediterranean you’re wanting to be. Oversized pots are hugely popular in Mediterranean gardens and homes, from cooking to plants they really help to look the part. Other ways of introducing a Mediterranean touch through greenery is to grow your very own herbs, such as Rosemary, Thyme and Basil. You could even go as far as to grow your own Olives to really add to the style, which will not only work out well with the overall look, but go down a treat at one of your summer gatherings.
The Mediterranean style is not only portrayed through plants and colour. One huge element of Mediterranean style is their accessories. As one popular summer past time is to have BBQ’s or Garden Parties, adding a Fire Pit or BBQ to your back garden will really help when hosting your own gatherings throughout the summer months. With this in mind, furniture to accommodate your guests is another must Many Mediterranean gardens have large tables with many different seating choices, creating the perfect location for a social gathering. Accessorise the furniture with bold, statement cushions with beautiful patterns made up of yellows, oranges and reds. Or even purchase a nice set of plates and bowls to dress the table, many with beautiful patterns work really well in capturing the right theme.
Two patterns are very popular in the Mediterranean style. Both Mosaic and Stained Glass are very popular styles in any Mediterranean household. You can incorporate these into your designs through glass top tables, crockery with mosaic tiles, or even adding mosaic tiles to your flooring. However, you wish to add this kind of style to your garden, it will work really well. Having a theme to work with is always fun and there are great ways in which you can do so. Now it’s time to enjoy your very own Mediterranean style garden and invite your friends or family over for a good social get together!