Being able to spend as much time as you want outside in your garden is a wonderful experience. You can relax, enjoy nature, and feel renewed.
Achieving outdoor bliss, though, is challenging. It’s not something that happens automatically. In fact, a lack of preparation can make you not want to spend any time in your garden at all.
That’s where this post helps. We take a look at some of the ways you can achieve outdoor bliss, just with a few simple garden accessories.
Pretty gardens are nice, but functional ones are even better. Ideally, you want a reason to get up and tend them in the morning, and what better motivation than a herb garden?
Depending on your climate, you can grow all sorts of herbs on a patch. Herbs grow well in planters too. You could even add a quirky touch by planting your herbs in some unusual planters.
Mirrors And Illusions
Another excellent addition to your garden is mirrors and illusions. These features help your outdoor space feel other-worldly, creating new dynamics and making the best use possible of the surrounding area.
For instance, if your garden has a passageway, you could line it with mirrors to create a mysterial, portal-like experience for anyone walking down it. You could also use refractive surfaces to change the appearance of reflected plants or trees behind them, creating a wonderland-like feel.
You should also make your garden warm if you’re aiming for outdoor bliss. Sitting on a cold iron chair, shivering in a coat isn’t ideal.
One way to keep warm is with fire pits. These provide massive energy output and tend to work better than other solutions. However, you can also use infrared lamps or even create a covered area that keeps out the worst of the breeze and lets you retain more heat.
Another excellent strategy for garden bliss is to add comfortable sofas to your outdoor spaces, like your patio or veranda. These days, you can get seating that feels almost as good as its indoor counterparts but won’t get smelly or mouldy, even if you leave it in the rain.
Most outdoor and garden stores now stock various sofas and seating options. You can get doubles, triples, and even corner-style seating for those who want to spread out while they lounge.
To add a spiritual dimension to your garden, you might also want to add some stepping stones to your pond or flower beds. These make it easy to move from one side of your garden to another without causing damage or getting your feet wet.
If you decide to install stepping stones in your garden, make sure you choose old, weathered rocks that complement their surroundings. Avoid using anything contemporary, unless that’s your garden’s theme.
Finally, you might want to consider putting up musical wind chimes. These simple additions enhance your garden’s soundscape and, again, make it feel more mysterious and inviting. Being outdoors can feel refreshing and rejuvenating once more.