Boost Your Mood with a Colourful Garden

June 16, 2023

Boost Your Mood with a Colourful Garden - Laura James

You may have heard of dopamine dressing, dressing in colours that make you feel good. Well, you can certainly boost your mood with the use of colour in your home and garden. If you’re a colour lover, then you may already be filling your home with colour and pattern and the same applies to your garden. With summer upon us and the weather warming up we’ll be outside soaking up that feel good sunshine and creating a garden that makes us happy.  

Plants & Flowers 

Colourful plants and flowers are a brilliant way to add some colour and freshness to your garden. This time of year, many beautiful flowers start to bloom including vibrant purple alliums, pink peonies as well as stunning hydrangeas. Head to your local garden centre for potted plants and flowers or ask them for advice on growing your own for future seasons. A beautiful potted hydrangea will brighten up any patio or decking or a lavender plant will not only add colour but fragrance too.  

Use Bold Furniture  

Whether you have a generous garden or a snug balcony, adding some colour will make your space welcoming and show your personality. Opting for a piece of statement furniture is a great way to introduce summer bright, such as the Kai chair in orange or the Harbour red deck chair.  A stylish accent piece like will give your garden a cool retro feel.  

Kai Deck Chairs by Laura James

Alternatively, you could choose a contemporary sofa set in a bold yellow. Yellow is such a bright feel-good colour that any garden guests will be happy to sit and enjoy alfresco refreshments.  

Accessorise Your Outside Space with Colour  

Creating a garden full of character and adding colour can be done easily with a few accessories. As you would decorate your living room or kitchen, find a few items to make your outside space pop with colour. Update you cushion covers with some bright shades and throw them on your garden sofa.

Aria Rattan Garden Set by Laura James

Mixing bold patterns with colour is another great way to bring some maximalist style to your garden. Try palm print furnishings for a tropical look or a geometric garden rug for contemporary styling.  

If you prefer a more subtle look then try choosing one bold colour like a bright bistro set or chair and add a few striking black and white accessories 

Create a colourful garden with Laura James.  


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