For many homeowners, creating a quaint, delicate garden space is essential.
It doesn’t matter what type of home you have, the way you design and adapt your garden
is all down to personal style and practicality.
One of the most popular garden styles today is similar to that of a country cottage.
Country cottage-style gardens combine beautiful flowers with delicate details that enhance
the character and create a welcoming and charming garden.
Walls and Hedges
Cottage-style gardens are well-known for their intriguing appearance.
You often find cottages to have a garden that looks slightly chaotic, in an organised manor.
This gives the garden charm and a slightly mysterious feel, which is ideal for creating the
One of the main elements to a cottage-style garden is the privacy.
Having privacy in your garden is essential, not only for safety reasons but also to give you
a space to enjoy without having to worry about prying eyes.
Hedges are very popular with cottage gardens and are often found in wonderful shapes
Introducing hedges and walls to your garden, even if only small, will add a private touch
to the overall space you have as well as creating that mysterious, secret garden feel.
Fences and Gates
When you think of a country cottage, situated in the middle of an old country road,
you’re instantly greeted with the image of a sweet little cottage surrounded by rickety
fencing and a small gate.
This is an image that is often used to design cottage-style gardens as it gives a touch
of country to the overall design.
If you’re wanting to stick to the traditional fencing style in a faded brown colour with
dark metal details, then you can create a classic look to surround your garden.
Similarly, if you’re looking for more of a contemporary, modern twist on the traditional
wooden fence then why not look at painting your rickety fencing in a bold colour such
as pink or blue, as this will add a pop of character to the garden whilst emphasising
your personal style.
Introduce a Path
It doesn’t matter what size your garden may be, introducing a path is a charming way
of enhancing the current style and creating a very cottage-like feel.
Using light coloured concrete slabs or flagstones neatly positioned in a windy line
will instantly add character to your garden and create a sweet focal point.
You can then look at adding a feature at the end of the pathway such as an outdoor
dining table and chairs set or, a sweet wooden bench for use throughout those warmer,
Plant Beautiful Flowers
A signature cottage-style feature is the beautiful selection of gorgeous plants.
Sticking with a theme of bold, bright floral displays with flowers such as peonies, roses,
bellflowers and lilies will add a luxuriously feminine touch to your garden and enhance
the cottage style you’re aiming for.
You can really add character to the garden by introducing features such as raised flower beds
and stylish plant pots, as this will add style to the garden and make the theme stand out
Whether you’re opting for a sweet wireframed bench or some delicate metal tables and chairs,
the antique style furniture pieces are perfect for a cottage-style garden.
There are then additional items such as antique style watering cans, old tools that are no longer
of use and bold features such as stone bird tables with a worn white paint finish.
These delicate items don’t have to be used in excess, but simply positioning a few scattered
around the garden will keep the cottage theme going and enhance the old-fashioned style
you’re wanting to achieve.
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