Skip to content Skip to footer

Add colour to your garden

After a cold grey winter, spring is the perfect time to brighten up your garden. While flowers are one solution, there are plenty of other easy and inexpensive ways to add a splash of colour to your outdoors.

using-paint-in-the-garden_296x296 using-paint-in-the-garden_296x296

1. Paint

Painting a wall, a fence or shed in your garden, pergola or verandah is a simple way to inject some colour.

Depending on the look you want, warm colours will draw attention to parts of your garden, while cooler colours can be used to make areas less noticeable. But it’s important to plan first. Our Dulux Colour Wall can help you choose colours that will suit your yard.

You can also paint terracotta pots and give them a new lease of life. Then mix and match them with the other colours you already have in your garden.

colourful-plants-for-garden_296x296

2. Potted Colour

There’s an enormous range of colourful flowers you can choose from in almost any colour you can think of. Begonias, vincas, cyclamens, petunias and impatiens will thrive in spring and are bursting with beautiful, vibrant colour.

Fruit trees are another way to introduce some natural colour to your outdoor areas. Red apples, yellow lemons or even bright red chilli plants love spring weather.

Glazed pots come in a range of colours and styles and make your plants look their best.

If you’re using hanging baskets, work out if the plant will get a lot of sun or be mostly shaded and then choose the right kind of plant to suit.

garden-outdoor-lighting_296x296 garden-outdoor-lighting_296x296

3. Lighting

When you’re entertaining at night, outdoor lights let you highlight features and brighten up the backyard.

Solar powered lights that change colour are ideal along a path or in the garden. LED multi-colour string lights and party lights can be run along verandahs and pergolas or wound around trees to light up the backyard.

Floating waterproof lights that change colour can be used in a pool, pond or water feature.

pavers-pebbles-garden-decorating_296x296 pavers-pebbles-garden-decorating_296x296

4. Pavers and Pebbles

Bluestone and sandstone pavers are ideal for paths as well as for creating feature stonewalls. They’re hardwearing, easy to install and provide subtle, earthy colour that compliment any outdoor space.

Colourful pebbles can be used in pot plants, in the garden and along footpaths. They come in a variety of materials ranging from natural stone, crystal, polished pebbles and glass nuggets. There’s a range of colours to suit your decor, from white to blue, yellow, green, orange, lime and red.

adding-colour-with-outdoor-furniture_296x296 adding-colour-with-outdoor-furniture_296x296

5. Outdoor Furniture

Colourful cushions and shade umbrellas let you customise the look and add comfort to your outdoor furniture.

There's also a wide range of outdoor beanbags, sun lounges and swing seats that come in a range of colours to help you enjoy your outdoor area.

Outdoor Art outdoor art

6. Outdoor Art

Hanging plaques on a feature wall or putting statues amongst the foliage in your garden will provide colour and a touch of style. And for something stylish as well as practical, think about a wall clock.


Play Equipment play equipment

7. Play Equipment

Children's play equipment comes in a range of bright colours for the front and backyard. You can choose from swings, slides, tunnels, cubby houses and sandpits that will keep the kids happy and active.

Beetroot

Planting & Growing How to grow beetroot Garden fresh beetroot has more flavour and is packed with healthy nutrients. Find out how easy it is to grow your own beetroot at home.

Man cutting weed mat 02:54

Planting & Growing How to install weed matting You can help control the weeds in your garden beds by laying down some weed matting. We’ll show you how to make the most of your weed matting using mulch.

Person cutting the corrugated edging 03:08

Planting & Growing How to install garden edging Garden edging can help to make your garden beds look neat and tidy. We’ll show you how to install plastic or corrugated garden edging around your garden.

Person planting the tree 03:23

Planting & Growing How to make a screen using plants Find out how to create a privacy screen in your garden using plants.

how to prune roses 02:33

Planting & Growing How to prune roses Learn how easy it is to prune roses, so you get the best results in spring.

Removing plant from old pot 02:18

Planting & Growing How to re-pot a plant Learn how to keep your plants healthy by repotting them.

roses in garden

Planting & Growing Winter garden ideas It may be cold outside in most parts of Australia but there are still a few things that need to be done in the garden at this time of the year. But if you can’t face going outside, you can always bring your garden inside suggests Bunnings horticultu...

Tuscan Path pots

Planters D.I.Y. balcony and courtyard garden Even if your outdoor space is limited to a balcony or courtyard, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having a garden. The team at Tuscan Path, who have been supplying pots to the Australian marketplace for over 40 years, share some ideas on how ...

D.I.Y. slatted shelf unit 03:23

Living Room How to build a D.I.Y. slatted shelving unit This slatted shelving unit is easy to make, can be painted to match your décor and is a handy place to put items on display.

Finished bedhead attached to bed 03:09

Bedroom How to make a modern timber bedhead How to make a modern timber bedhead.

DIY firewood rack 02:30

Living Room How to make a D.I.Y. copper firewood rack Keep your firewood handy with this stylish copper storage rack. It’s easy to build and portable, making it easier to take outside and re-stack with wood.

modern living room makeover 01:29

Living Room How to give your living room a modern D.I.Y. makeover There are a few simple ways to freshen up a tired living room and make it a real feature in your home. You can create more space by knocking out a wall and updating the furnishings to fit. By adding floating cabinetry and open shelves, you’ll have m...

How to make a play table for kids 02:32

Bedroom How to make a play table for kids This toy table gives kids a place to play with their toys and it includes a handy space for storage tubs underneath.

wooden puzzle stool 03:23

Bedroom D.I.Y. kids wooden puzzle stool Create a fun play area for your kids with these wooden puzzle stools. All you need is some basic materials and a bit of know-how. Discover how with Bunnings.

modern laundry makeover 01:04

Laundry How to give your laundry a modern D.I.Y. makeover By giving your tired, old laundry a modern makeover you can make it a place you enjoy using. In this D.I.Y. renovation, we’ve created extra storage space with new cabinets, the tapware adds a stylish touch, while the external door will make this a m...

bookshelf storage 02:32

Shelving & Storage How to make a D.I.Y. kids wooden bookshelf This kids wooden bookshelf and storage unit lets you put your child’s favourite books or toys on display.

Top of the content
Top of the content