Spring Garden Styling

Written by: Ellie Cox

Easter bank holiday is the perfect opportunity to make the most of the sunshine and enjoy some quality time outdoors with the family. Discover our top tips on how you can create the most dreamy spring setting in your own garden!

The Perfect Picnic

Picnics are a great way to spend your time outside when the weather starts to improve.

Choose a relatively large blanket to allow plenty of space for your display, along with some comfy cushions for you to sit on. We suggest fresh and simple styling, adding a few minimal touches such as our outdoor TruGlow® candles to create a cosy ambience. They are super safe as the LEDs remain cool and there’s no risk of sitting them near fabrics! Delicate little lights are also the perfect finishing touch and our outdoor fairy lights can be weaved around elements of your picnic arrangement for an elegant look. To complete your spring set-up, sit a vase of fresh flowers within your display to add even more of a seasonal feel. Roses, daffodils or tulips are ideal for the season, depending on which colours work best with your styling. All that’s left to do is to settle down with some of your favourite snacks and drinks, before enjoying the afternoon in the sun!

Fun In The Sun

Organise some outside games for the little ones to keep them entertained.

You can arrange a family sports day and compete against each other, taking score and offering a prize for the winner. Another classic Easter activity is of course, the Easter egg hunt! This is loads of fun for both the children as well as the adults and you can get creative with how you go about it, planning clues or creating a treasure map for the little ones to solve. Alternatively, if you’re lucky with the weather and it gets really warm, this calls for the paddling pool to be brought out. If you want to continue your activities into the evening, festoon lights are a stylish way to illuminate your space once darkness falls. Our outdoor festoon lights will create a fun, party feel and are easy to drape above your picnic or outdoor seating area. Not only do they look stylish during the day as a decorative feature, as the sun sets you'll see your garden glow as they come to life!

Night-time Supper Outdoors

Another alternative to an afternoon picnic is a night-time supper outdoors.

You can plan it as a date night for you and your partner or get the whole family involved. Lighting is a must-have for creating the most inviting display for your garden supper. Wait until it has gone dark to fully enjoy your lights, their glowing appearance is sure to create an even more magical atmosphere! Outdoor curtain lights make the ultimate sparkling backdrop and they can be draped between trees with ease. You can also choose to create a canopy of fairy lights above your seating area, which looks super effective against the night sky and provides a sufficient amount of light for your space. Garden lanterns are also a great choice for setting the scene. Perfect for popping on tables or simply on the floor, they are easy to display and introduce a truly cosy atmosphere . Finally, make sure you have a few warm blankets to hand in case it gets a bit chilly as the night draws in!

Whether you have a lawn, patio or terrace, you can transform your garden into the most inviting set-up for your household to sit and relax together over the Easter break.