Imaging lying back in the sunshine and looking up through the palm leaves at the clear blue sky overhead. Who needs to travel abroad?
I have also mentioned in these blogs before that we often use printed outdoor canvas in these gardens. They are ideal for screening a plain feature like a fence and creating a beautiful view.
You can design your own with photos like a beach scene or your own holiday snaps. The pictures are then blown up and printed onto waterproof outdoor canvas. The ink even contains special UV protection to stop the colours from bleaching.
Hang these stunning canvas pictures up in the garden to really get you in the holiday spirit. For the finishing touches, bring everything together by planting fragrant climbers to grow up tall structures like walls, fences and pergolas. Jasmine, honeysuckle and cytisus battandieri all have a beautiful Mediterranean fragrance.
And get some music on! You can buy great outdoor speakers and play your favourite songs. Try steel drums for a Caribbean vibe or flamenco guitars to remind you of Spain. Or just play recordings of waves crashing onto the shore to make you feel like you’re by the coast.
That’s all you need to create a holiday patio at home!