There is something magical about seeing your garden transformed into a Christmas wonderland, even if you’re the one who needs to do it! Soft, glowing lights and enchanting ornaments, complemented by the slight nip in the winter air, can turn your garden into a little piece of heaven!
IKEA loves celebrating the spirit of togetherness and transforming your garden can be the perfect activity to bring friends and family together this Christmas.
Here are some ideas on how to transform your garden into a place of magic.
Snow is a vital feature of any Christmas wonderland. Depending on the size of your garden, you will need to calculate how much fake snow you will need. Don’t worry, it’s super easy to make. One recipe calls for wetting sheets of white paper towels, blitzing them in the processor and voila, you’ve got fake snow.
Place the fake snow on hedges or bushes, not so much on the ground, because it’ll be messy to clean up after.
Add some potted winter flowers to your garden – place them in bunches around the furniture so you have beautiful spots of colour. While evergreens are everyone’s favourite, you can choose to feature flowers that add to the theme with their varying shades.
Some fake snow can also be artfully arranged around and on these plants. Another way of styling these flowers is to place them in wicker baskets or tasteful planters – pick one from IKEA’s superb range – to create the feeling of a freshly collected bouquet of flowers, straight from the forest.
Lights and Christmas, without a doubt, go hand in hand! Lights can be wound around bushes or can be artfully arranged on hedges.
Candles and lights can be placed on windowsills and balconies or patios to create a fairy-tale like setting. Strings of lights, like those with attached decoration, or white fairy-lights will also add the perfect touch of merriment to your outdoor lighting.
Add Christmas decorations such as winter garlands, stars, and stockings. The garlands can be hung in loops from balcony railings or from the roof or around the pillars of your gazebo. Stars and other small Christmas ornaments can be hung on bushes sparingly, throughout the garden. A welcoming winter wreath with lovely accents can be placed on your front door.
We at IKEA hope your winter wonderland is the site for many get-togethers and photo sessions, and your Christmas a memorable holiday.