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Design Inspiration for a Country Garden for Your Home

Country gardens as the design ideas have cropped up worldwide to replicate the classic look and feel of a sizeable country-house estate with outdoor areas that are soft, sweet, and full of colorful blooms.

Country gardens, however, are not just about rustic settings. Urban areas can also benefit from the theme, doing away with formal feels and sharp landscaping edges. You can rely on this theme for plants and flowers to lend a more delicate touch to the otherwise rigid downtown landscape. So, are you curious about exploring this garden version? If yes, here are some highlights.

Focal point

If you love the idea of a feature flower bed in your garden, then why not have one? A beautifully designed garden with a flower bed can be the perfect spot to plant exotic flowers and some decorative elements. Planting delights for pollinators like bees and butterflies can also be fun. It’s almost summer, so make sure you spend some quality time out in this lovely little space surrounded by different plants with colorful blooms or attractive foliage.

Wooden flower crate

You don’t need to bother if a raised planter box is what you need. A backyard patio design with these touches can suit any suburban garden. The luscious hanging baskets of colorful geraniums mounted on our deck railing offer more space than typical boxes or tubs.

They are ideal for seas of popping color throughout your garden. The design is easy to get started with and maintain. Why stick with traditional gardening when you can explore bold, innovative ways to grow your fresh produce? It can be difficult to keep calm, especially when it comes to including rustic country-style furniture like this in a modern backyard patio setting.

Raised porch

Inspired by rustic French designs, the raised ledge front porch can be one to take your breath away with its design and subtle outdoor atmosphere. It incorporates furniture that compliments marble-like tones and a spacious floor for two with plenty of sitting area.

Glimmering white lights can illuminate exterior surroundings from the beautiful front enclosed patio that makes a beautiful living space in the hot summer months and brightens pathways at night, keeping guests safe from tripping in the cool grasses of night. A raised front porch is also an excellent place to watch the sunset or enjoy a peaceful moment of outdoor solitude in the middle of the afternoon when you need a break from work.

An organized chaos

The clutter core trend is a breath of fresh air for gardeners. The term may have appeared to describe when office spaces were messy and unorganized, but the craze has evolved. As you spend less time at home and more time out in the field, you might no longer have much free time on your hands. The clutter core look encourages gardens to grow naturally and with very little maintenance required. 

Low-maintenance yet superior impact designs create a country-style feel that makes it easy for homeowners to spend as much or little time in their garden without sacrificing what they want. The showpieces like colorful wildflowers in abundance can be an absolute delight to behold – no matter how furiously Mother Nature decides to grow them. Wildflowers attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds like cardinals because of their eye-catching colors. So, it can be another bonus.

Alfresco dining table with colorful blooms

Geraniums often find their reference in the context of English and French country gardens but are also Mediterranean natives. Their versatility and the number of varieties and colors available suit almost any taste.

Their fragrant blooms and ability to thrive in full sun and shade convert terraces into a large display of flowers, starting from spring-fall. You can train them to grow upwards or outwards. At the same time, it can be a good idea to create elegant floral arrangements by placing longer stems in taller vases and smaller branches in smaller vessels – this adds height to the collection. You can also keep them in unique containers as part of a tabletop centerpiece.

Imagine this setting right in front of the garden kitchen, if you have one. Those who enjoy cooking outdoors keep country-inspired deep farm bowls to add to the theme. If you also opt for such an arrangement, prepping food and occasionally turning away to engage with your guests at the table can offer instant relief to your eyes and soul when you glimpse the floral décor on the dinner table. 

Painted surfaces

Painting your wall or porch can add color and pattern to a garden. Having a painting of a large plant on the wall is a fun decoration. However, it is essential to choose colors that complement your other plants. Painting plants on the wall in exotic places like the beach house might not fit with an American countryside-themed garden. But it would work best with an Egyptian-themed garden with more blues, yellows, and reds than, say, pink, blue, or black.

Pergola

Adding a pergola to the garden area can allow you to engage with guests outdoors – especially in the warmer months of the year. Position it under tall trees and decorate this garden pergola with garland lights and paper lanterns for daytime decoration. It will create a room-like atmosphere and transform this secluded space into something usable. This idea is for gardens where patios or decks are not feasible.

Garden gate

When planning your plot and considering ideas for a country garden, it’s always good to leave room open and make sure you have gates. The visual of opening a gate adds promise and a way to draw people in, which translates nicely into the rest of your garden.

Unlike most other fences, garden gates can come in handy in more than one way – whether as an entrance or an exit. Gates also can be dividing tools to help separate parts of your garden or create defined zones. And no one ignores the design aspect of beautiful metal or wooden gates.

Like these, there are many exciting things you can do with a countryside garden theme. So, don’t miss the opportunity when you can do so much.

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