Array
Tips and Guides

Make A Focal Point In The Garden In 4 Easy Steps

Learn how to add interesting details and personality to your green corner with these tips

Shares
Original Article: Franco Hubilla Photography: Miguel Nacianceno

Some say that if a garden is a show, the focal point is the main act. It can be something as simple as a boulder or an eye-catching shrub, but it can also be a complex mix of several types of foliage. If you want to learn how you can spruce up your outdoor space without spending a lot, check out this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide: 

1. Find the right spot for setting up for the focal point. 

Before moving clay pots and outdoor furniture, decide where you want your focal point to be. Consider choosing an area which people frequent so it can be viewed and appreciated. For those who are working with a smaller garden, try utilizing an empty corner as two converging walls can direct the eyes toward a single point. 

2. Find a purpose for the area. 

When styling a space, it should always be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. If your display is just easy on the eyes, people won't pay attention to it after a while. Keep it a special part of your home by turning it into a cozy hangout—adding a few lounge chairs, pillows, and lamps would do the trick.

3. Complement it with surrounding green wonders. 

To elevate the beauty of your focal point, try arranging the rest of the garden in a way that draws focus to your masterpiece. Using different heights of plants that look uniform in terms of color and texture helps a lot. 

4. Don't forget to add finishing touches. 

Similar to decorating the living area or bedroom, you need to add accent pieces to finalize the look. Experiment with using plants that have bigger leaves and brighter colors in the center of your display to make it stand out or adding pavers to add contrast to the green backdrop. 

Read the original article ("Make A Focal Point") in the November 2005 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Building 101: Gardening Tools

5 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

4 Gardening Tips for Beginners

Shares

Latest Stories

18 Budget-Friendly Christmas Decorations

These finds bring cheer without the hefty price tag

Should We Worry About an Oversupply of Residential Condos?

Property consultancy Colliers says the market is hyperactive but is not yet overheating

We Found The Smallest and Most Affordable Hydroponics Planter

Plus, it has a built-in aquarium, too! And it's available locally.

These Photos Will Make You Want A Golden Christmas This Year

Time to make your house sparkle for the holidays!

21 Awesome Budget Home Finds In Quiapo

We swear, the P50 dinnerware and P10 cleaning products are worth the trip!

Christmas Gift Ideas For Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs

A list of lovely plants and accessories from below P100, P500, and up!

5 Creative and Affordable Wrapping Ideas For Christmas

Are you excited for the holiday season, too?

6 Fantastic Small Space Makeovers

How can you deal with cramped cooking corners and tiny bedrooms? Let these transformations teach you a trick or two.

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Would You Try "Death Cleaning?"

We've got everything you need to know about this new Swedish decluttering trend

5 Secrets Of A Functional Kitchen

Are you dreaming of having the most efficient scullery? These tips might just do the trick.

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!