With the good weather finally setting it, it’s time to make an outdoor space look beautiful. Whether it’s a garden, a balcony, yard or just outside the the front entrance – use planters to bring texture and colour or even start some growing your own vegetables. How ever big or small make outdoor space work for you this summer.
Always wanting to have more indoor gardening, we love ensuring our plants have great pots to contain them.
This linear face illustrated pot from Hema is perfect and only £10.
Facial and body illustrations and mouldings are well in trend so this ticks the trend box too.
A flower pot made of off-white ceramic with a craquelure effect and a coaster made of the same material. The flower pot is decorated with faces drawn in black. They are fun to combine in small groups or with the small flower pot. The different heights create a playful effect.
Magically transform your home into your new home with our living accessories. You can combine the various textures, prints, sizes and colours for a playful effect.
If you are lucky enough to have a small positive from the current lockdown situation and have a little more time on your hands at home, then it’s great to find some new home projects.
This wooden garden planter from Gardener’s World could be adapted in size for a garden, yard or balcony. Create a growing area for herbs, vegetables or flowers to give you food or just a little beauty at this bleak time.
This straight forward tutorial takes you step by step through creating this tiered wooden planter.
Our lives have changed rather dramaticaly over the last few weeks, and this means we are indoors the majority of our day.
Once we have our daily work and chores out the way, it’s important for all if us to have some down time. Self isolation is not a fun position to be in on the surfce, but we can take some positives from being at home. Use this opportunity to slow down and become more productive in the home, and you will start to feel fullfiled.
Below are some fun and relaxing ideas of things to do to escape the crazy life we are all currently living.
Maybe you haven’t painted since school, maybe you had great plans of picking up a brush last year, but never did. Now is your chance to get your creating juices flowing. Head to Amazon or Hobbycraft for basic art supplies
Paint anything and everything. Just letting you mind wonder and find one escapism will do wonders for your mental health right now. A great starter book for daily exercises is 365 days of Art
Plant some seeds
Spring has sprung and with the clocks going forward this weekend we can start to feel rejuvinated and enjoy a bit of sunshine. Of course we are not having a ‘normal’ Spring, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do the things we normally would.
Get yourself some plant pots, some seeds and soil, and get messy. Watch your seedlings grow over the coming weeks. This will give you purpose and an element of responsibility to help your seeds to grow. This is a great activity of you have kids. You can try growing anything from flowers to vegetables. Check out Amazon.co.uk for all you needs, including starter kits.
We all have odd jobs in our homes that we never got round the finishing. Whether it’s a loose cupboard door, an unpainted wall or a putting up some pictures. Use this time to get these jobs done. You will feel positive from completing this tasks. All good for the mind.
Needlepoint and knitting
Try something new like knitting or embroidery. It’s proven that these type of hobbies are stress releaving. Craft something for someone, or knit a blanket for your home. Whatever it is, you will get satisfaction in what you can achieve. And with time on our hands, you can dip into it for a little bit each day.
Make sure you all take time out for yourselves, and do a little something you love each day. We will get through this!
Elevate your gardening kit to a new level with a beautiful authentic Sussex Trug from Labour and Wait.
As the weather is clearly heading to Spring climates we start to think about working on our outdoor spaces as well as indoor. We need a good kit for outdoor work and this beautiful piece of craftsmanship should be part of it!
The ‘Original Sussex Trug’, and this has the stamp on the base to certify it! There are many cheap imitations around, but none can compare to this. Hand crafted using Chestnut and Willow (from sustainable resources), if looked after it will last a lifetime. Individually signed by the maker.
It may be a little damp and chilly but it’s definitely a good time to start planning styling the garden for this summer.
Give yourself something to look forward to by creating a new look for the garden with all the excellent pieces new-in at Next. Plan your outdoor living space with furniture, lighting and outdoor dining ware.
Next offer branded and own brand pieces. There’s great design, great silhouettes and great styles for their furniture. It’s easy to collate a outdoor lounge or dining area with complimentary accessories, planting and with all the details down to melamine ware for safe outdoor dining and strands of cool lighting to light your area after dark.