What characterizes the vintage garden is its authenticity and its somewhat old-fashioned charm. It seems to be part of the landscape, giving the impression of having always been there, sprung from nature! How to give this vintage touch to your little garden ? What are the essential ingredients of a vintage garden?
The vintage garden, a garden to live
Your outdoor space, whether it’s a small garden or a balcony , can easily adopt the codes of a vintage decor . A vintage garden is above all a garden that has a soul! This particular atmosphere is created by the use of ancient objects.
These recovered objects are transformed into precious decorative elements. Tools, pots, furniture, accessories that have already lived, give the garden an authentic character. They make outdoor space, a living room in itself.
The favorite materials of the vintage garden are wood , stone , wicker , rattan or even zinc . They have the gift of creating a naturally retro ambiance thanks to their raw beauty. Do not hesitate to integrate them into your garden space !
It can be crates, wooden crates or everyday objects diverted into containers. This can take the form of wicker plessis or small earthen pots turned on kitchen stakes. Zinc objects, for example (watering can, gardening labels, pots, bucket …), have no equal to infuse a vintage note in a garden!
All the art of the vintage garden consists in mixing these different elements in order to create an authentic atmosphere and not a simple artificial decoration. For that, it is important to find a harmony . Harmony of colors, shapes or patterns to give the impression that the garden has gone through time, that it has always been there, peaceful and soothing!
The vintage garden, a garden to cultivate
Apart from these different decorative elements, the vintage garden is also a plant garden! In general, this style is well suited to gardens rich in vegetation. Abundant nature, abundance of flowers, are appropriate and showcase rattan furniture or metal .
The flowers with old charm like the thoughts , the clematis , the asters or the petunias make wonder in this kind of garden. In the same way, the use of potted plants makes it possible to vary the decor and to highlight the old-fashioned beauty of the containers.
Placed on a piece of furniture, on a wooden stool or grouped on a corner of a terrace, they become decorative elements in their own right. (Discover here original flower pots for your little garden).
A small vegetable garden also fits perfectly in a vintage garden! It lends itself without problem to a staging a little retro giving pride to metal and wood. Tutors , trellises and other kitchen squares are an integral part of the decor! It is also easy to accessorise the place with gardening labels, glass bells or even with a homemade scarecrow. It only remains to deposit his crop in a picking basket unearthed flea market !
A vintage garden is a real garden of emotion, with a note of nostalgia. It’s a preserved corner of paradise that has stopped time! It is easy to recreate this special atmosphere in your own garden and even on your balcony, you have to let your heart speak. As an additional source of inspiration, I invite you to view some pictures of the beautiful garden of the Orsan Priory that can be described as a vintage garden!
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