Retro Patios

As the sun shines brighter and the birds start to sing you may be thinking about getting in touch with nature once again. Here are some 50s 60s and 70s inspired gardens to give you a few ideas for adding a retro flavour to your patio or indoor sun room. Why not pop on that polka dot pinup bikini you have been dying to wear for months and bask in the rays of sunshine? Don't forget your homemade pink lemonade and patterned sun-lounge!

If you have a sun-room why not make a hanging macrame garden? Sooo 70s! It can be as simple or as OTT as you want, it just depends how much macrame you choose do do, and what plants you choose. For a more pared back look, use succulent plants, plain pots and a simple macrame pattern CLICK HERE for a great tutorial on hanging macrame baskets.

Or how about a cute as pie teacup garden? This could work well in any area, to pretty up your study, or as a feature garden on your verandah. Source 60s and 70s original or remake teacups and cookware, and use cactus succulents. CLICK HERE for a fantastic tutorial on creating teacup gardens by the lovely Jess van Den from Epheriell Designs.

Of course, hot pink flamingoes are a must have to accompany your white picket fence and astroturf! Two flamingoes placed in your garden instantly scream retro, but don't be shy, instead of just one lonely pink flamingo, why not get yourself a flock!

The perfect way to add a splash of retro to your outdoor seating area is to cover your seats with retro fabric. Take this example for inspiration!

And finally, what patio is complete without string lights? There are some wonderful tropical shaped string lights available from sites like ebay. You can find anything from palm trees to parrots!!

Until next time lovelies,

Marielle xx

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