Dreaming of the sizzle of bare feet on hot sand, salt spray in our hair and the smell of sunscreen? You don't have to wait until Christmas to get that blissful holiday feeling. Bring the beach to you by giving your backyard a relaxed holiday-style makeover. Embrace an abundance of crisp neutrals – evocative of the white water of breaking waves and blinding white sand – warmed by a boho-style palette of wood, wicker, jute and natural fabrics. Supplement your garden greenery with potted palms and layers of lush foliage to conjure up a carefree, tropical vibe and instantly transport your suburban section to a coastal clime.
Rather than the busy appearance of open shelves, store items away in easy-to-access baskets. Bring the beachy look into your storage basket with this wicker style featured below.
For an effortlessly coherent look, dress bedrooms with a mix of textures in the same restrained palette. Add a rug made of natural fibres such as jute to add texture to a neutral scheme.
Spring is the time to refresh outdoor planting however this can be done all year round. Check with a garden expert at your local Bunnings to find out what to plant at which time of year.
A neutral palette accentuates the lush garden surrounds. When styling think of including textures such as timber, wicker, rattan or rope. See how easy it is to make your own sisal rope ottoman with our article; this will be a great addition to your boho styled yard. And for dining, white and wood is a classic combination for a summery styled setting.
To add to the beachy, outdoor living feel consider investing in a pizza oven. It not only looks fantastic but it allows you to feed a crowd with quick-cooking pizzas! Perfect for entertaining.
Create enticing scenes with lightweight outdoor furniture in a graphic design. We've used an Acapulco chair in white, style it up with an outdoor cushion and you'll have a lux feel in no time. When selecting poolside planting, avoid choosing varieties that won't drop leaves into the water.
Now you know our tips to adding a tropical influence into your space, head into your local Bunnings to pick up everything you need to get started.
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