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Adding whimsy and function back into the garden

rohma@khaleejtimes.com Filed on October 28, 2020




Having finally said goodbye to the stifling humidity that made being outdoors a decidedly unpleasant chore, we can now get around to peeking into our gardens and indulging in a bit of tender loving care

Whether it is a new seating arrangement, outdoor décor, or even a small water feature, there are plenty of options for anyone looking to create a cosy spot to enjoy themselves. 

Here is our selection of garden furnishing and décor that will make you wonder why you even want to spend any time indoors.

Floating porch chair

Forget the old bulky swing set, this lovely piece is all we need in a shady corner overlooking the back garden. Favourite book and fluffy wool blanket not included.

Plant wall
You get tired looking at a blank wall every day, so why not spruce it up a bit? Invest in a wall sleeve with pockets where you can grow your favourite flowering plants or some quick growing ivy.

Solar-powered tree lights
Speaking of magical, want to add the effect of dozens of little glowing fairies in your trees? Try out these solar powered light strings. You can add as many as you want to get the look that you desire.

Small water feature
Ok, we like big water fountains as much as the next person, but a small water feature is in no way a downgrade. Anything that has the sound of gently running water makes our outdoor space just a bit more magical.

Elevated herb planting bed
No space for a small planter outside your kitchen window? Worry not, simply find a spot in your garden and place this planting bed there. No digging into the soil required.

Bluetooth speaker
If you are the type of person who likes to have a little bit of music with you wherever you go, then why not install a small garden speaker? Create a few playlists to suit your every mood.

Soft bamboo hammock
This is a timeless classic, and you don't even have to worry about growing two trees at the perfect distance to hang one. Best part is that they come in a large selection of colours and designs.

Hanging fern pots
Why buy one when you can amass a small collection and fill them with your favourite evergreens? Try placing them at different heights to really liven up a dull corner.

Tiny fire pit
Got to have some place where you can roast marshmallows in the evening, don't you? Many wood burning pits even come with fantastic designs that will leave you spoiled for choice.

author

Rohma Sadaqat

I am a reporter and sub-editor on the Business desk at Khaleej Times. I mainly cover and write articles on the UAE's retail, hospitality, travel, and tourism sectors.Originally from Lahore, I have been living in the UAE for more than 20 years. I graduated with a BA in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Journalism, and a double minor in History and International Studies from the American University of Sharjah.If you see me out and about on assignment in Dubai, feel free to stop me, say hello, and we can chat about the latest kitten videos on YouTube.





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