Four courtyard looks to create at home

Four courtyard looks to create at home

The courtyard comes to life at this time of the year – problem is, yours could do with a lift.

The team from ModularWalls suggest picking a theme to help guide the makeover.

Below are their top four suggestions and items to achieving the look.

French theme

– Pots or planter boxes filled with lavender

– Elegant stone elements, such as pavers or a feature fountain

– Bistro furniture

– Sculpted greenery, such as trimmed hedges or shrubs

– A natural or pastel colour palette

Moroccan theme

– Lots of lush greenery, such as ferns and decorative grasses

– Terracotta elements such as urns or tiles

– Brightly coloured accents – use pots and throw pillows in a mixture of bold patterns and block colours

– Indoors-meets-out furniture, such as ottomans or a daybed

– Mosaic-style tile features

Japanese theme

– A water feature such as a pond, reflecting pool or gently flowing fountain

– Plants such as bamboo, Hakone grass and dwarf shrubs

– Stepping stones or a small path

– Minimalist furniture

– A focal point such as a small stone statue or pagoda

Classical theme

– For decor, stick with ceramic or cast iron features; items such as birdfeeders and small water fountains work well

– Hedges, shrubbery and flowering plants plus climbers, such as ivy and wisteria

– A stone bench

– Lanterns

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