Creating a Cosy Garden

i’ve been dreaming of a balmy summers nights, sipping on some ice cold rum, curled up and gazing into the crackling fire for months now! i couldn’t imagine a cosier way to spend an evening. sadly, the british summer is far away so it only seems fair to love and embrace these chilly spring nights and cosy up the garden!

no matter how big or small your space, creating a cosy garden is simple. whether you want to snug up with your partner, have friends over for a bbq or just spend time being at one with nature, here are a few elements to consider to make your space work:

Creating a Cosy Garden  - Festoon Lights & Lanterns | A Living Diary
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create an ambience
drape festoon lights from your fences to create a statement over your eating area. these solar powered lights from festive lights automatically turn themselves on when it starts getting dark, how cool is that?

if you prefer something less formal, set up clusters of oversized lanterns filled with candles to create a romantic vibe. tealights inside of empty jam jars work just as great, too!

Creating a Cosy Garden  - Hammock, Blankets, Cushions & Pouffes | A Living Diary
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get comfortable
what better feeling than the fabric of a hammock hugging you whilst you gently rock in the breeze? i have fallen completely in love with this elegant crochet hammock from wayfair, now i just need to find some trees!

pouffes, cushions and blankets are a great alternative to clunky outdoor furniture. they’re super comfortable, easy to store and perfect for a scattering around the fire.

Creating a Cosy Garden  - Potted & Hanging Plants | A Living Diary
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grow a jungle
there are no rules when it comes to plants – these little things deserve pride of place in everyones garden!

mix and match different sized planters to create texture and visual interest. use plants like lavender to make for a beautiful bee jungle, alongside rosemary and thyme for a garden you can use in your cooking.

hanging plants and suspending them from your fence, walls and trees creates playful focal points at every level. using your vertical space is ideal for smaller gardens, preserving the valuable floor space.

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