Creating a mindful garden with Laura James

Creating a mindful garden with Laura James

Your garden should be your own little sanctuary, a place where you can go to breathe, relax, and enjoy. An outside space that encourages mindfulness and happiness can be achieved with a few touches. Consider garden furniture that’s inviting, the privacy of your garden with tall plants and trees and accessories like blankets and cushions to add comfort and texture. Think about how you want the space to work for you and your family lifestyle.  

The importance of well being  

Getting out in the garden is something we all need, in a world where technology is such a huge part of daily life, a space to break away from that is important for all family members. Self-care and well-being are essential and should be a top priority. Looking after our mental health is just as important as our physical health and our home environment plays a big part in that. Things like decluttering, redecorating, and gardening are all great ways to calm the mind and provide a sense of achievement. Once you have a created a garden to relax in, you’ll feel proud and want to make use of the space. 

How to create a mindful garden  

Now is the perfect time for a reset, think about what you want to use your garden for now and the future and make it a place that brings you joy. The key to creating a mindful garden is making sure it offers qualities of homeliness with things like comfortable seating and surroundings that bring positivity such as relaxing colours and thoughtful furnishings. The use of plants and flowers are also great for the senses, enjoy the calming scent of lavender or introduce colourful flowers to look at and spark joy. Think of your garden like another room, it’s very much part of your home and you can plan the space to work for you.  

The furniture  

Choosing garden furniture can be tricky, the space you have as well as how comfortable it is are important factors to be considered. For instance, the Harrelson set is beautifully crafted in wood and offers soft cushioned seating, or the rattan egg chair ideal for spending solo time in the garden and soaking up the surroundings. Modular furniture is versatile as it can be positioned to suit your guests making it more welcoming.  

Consider outdoor dining, eating together with friends and family is a great way to relax outdoors. Our rattan cube sets are ideal for family gatherings and can be stored away easily when not in use. If you prefer something more industrial looking then the stylish Hali table is perfect, team it with mismatched chairs to add character to the space. Even if you have a smaller area like a balcony or conservatory, you can still create a mindful space with a bistro set and some plants. 

Calming colours & accessories 

The use of colour is a great way to boost our mood. We may use it in our clothing to make us feel better if we’re feeling down and we can use it in our homes and gardens too. Using warm, uplifting colours like green, pink clay and natural tones will provide tranquillity and a connection with nature.  

If you have some wall space then shelves to display trinkets and pots is a lovely way to make your space more homely and the use of accessories such as blankets, rugs and cushions will always make your garden cosy and inviting.  

Create your own mindful garden with Laura James.  

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