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.
At the end of the month Deterra London will be popping up at West Elm on Tottenham Court Road, London.
Their pop up shop will be there 27-28 July.
Deterra London is a London based startup company specialising in handmade concrete planters, plant setups, homewares and cut class terrariums. They also offer broad range of airplant setups. Their planters are carefully hand crafted in East London and ingredients are sourced from companies using only sustainable technology. With over 50 styles; you are guaranteed to find something to complement your home décor.
It’s May and the sun is beginning to make more and more appearances, so it’s definitely time to think about brightening up and bringing a new look to the garden. Think about current trends or colours that you’d like to incorporate into the garden and then you just need the paint and pots.
Decorating cheap plastic or ceramic pots is an easy way to update the garden time and time again.
Head to diy or craft stores for paint or spray suitable for outdoor use and explore Pinterest for pattern or colour ideas.
High street stores including Wilkos and any of the pound stores are great for getting basic plain pots and planters. For a better finish ensure cleaning the pots and a light sanding if old and tarnished to create the perfect base to design on. Set yourself up with outdoor primer, exterior sprays or paints and use a exterior varnish or lacquer to ensure a long lasting finish. Use masking tape or stencils to create modern designs with geometric influence, typography or embrace the popular dip/drop styles. And if you make a mistake it can simply be painted over.