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9 Lovely Ways to Make a Cottage-Style Garden

9 Lovely Ways to Make a Cottage-Style Garden
9 Lovely Ways to Make a Cottage-Style Garden


A cottage-style garden celebrates naturally occurring landscape features like hills and streams. Therefore, if your garden is built on a slope, work with it and install a small staircase, rather than eliminating the grade altogether, for a more cohesive look.<br />


Every garden should have a place where you can actually sit and enjoy it. Try hanging an old door from a tree with heavy rope for a gorgeous place to have a bite and take in the scenery.<br />See more at Green Wedding Shoes.<br />

Every garden should have a place where you can actually sit and enjoy it. Try hanging an old door from a tree with heavy rope for a gorgeous place to have a bite and take in the scenery.



The signature of a cottage-style garden is an abundance of old-fashioned, petal-heavy flowers, like roses, bellflowers and peonies (pictured above). Bonus: Your garden will not only look beautiful, it will smell amazing, too.<br />

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Every garden should have a place where you can actually sit and enjoy it. Try hanging an old door from a tree with heavy rope for a gorgeous place to have a bite and take in the scenery.



Keep things from feeling too messy and chaotic by lining the perimeter of your garden with a classic white-picket fence. Plus, there's nothing more beautiful than bright flowers peeking out from in between the crisp white fence slats.<br />

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Keep things from feeling too messy and chaotic by lining the perimeter of your garden with a classic white-picket fence. Plus, there's nothing more beautiful than bright flowers peeking out from in between the crisp white fence slats.



Use gravel to pave a garden path that meanders alongside your flower beds. The key is to avoid any rigid lines, instead letting the path wind to mimic the free-flowing nature of the flowers beside it.<br />

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Use gravel to pave a garden path that meanders alongside your flower beds. The key is to avoid any rigid lines, instead letting the path wind to mimic the free-flowing nature of the flowers beside it.


Keep things from feeling too messy and chaotic by lining the perimeter of your garden with a classic white-picket fence. Plus, there's nothing more beautiful than bright flowers peeking out from in between the crisp white fence slats.<br />

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Keep things from feeling too messy and chaotic by lining the perimeter of your garden with a classic white-picket fence. Plus, there's nothing more beautiful than bright flowers peeking out from in between the crisp white fence slats.



Nothing in your garden should look too polished. In that vein, it's best to use garden accessories that have a vintage feel, like a weathered pitchfork or an old galvanized steel watering can.<br />

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Nothing in your garden should look too polished. In that vein, it's best to use garden accessories that have a vintage feel, like a weathered pitchfork or an old galvanized steel watering can.


Use gravel to pave a garden path that meanders alongside your flower beds. The key is to avoid any rigid lines, instead letting the path wind to mimic the free-flowing nature of the flowers beside it.<br />

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Use gravel to pave a garden path that meanders alongside your flower beds. The key is to avoid any rigid lines, instead letting the path wind to mimic the free-flowing nature of the flowers beside it.



Above all, your garden should have an organic, relaxed vibe. Forgo rigid wooden planters for something fun, like these rain boot alternatives.<br />Get the tutorial for these planters at Rosy Posy.<br />

Above all, your garden should have an organic, relaxed vibe. Forgo rigid wooden planters for something fun, like these rain boot alternatives.



The addition of an arbor will instantly transform your garden into a romantic escape, not to mention its a beautiful place to showcase climbing flowers and vines.<br />

Above all, your garden should have an organic, relaxed vibe. Forgo rigid wooden planters for something fun, like these rain boot alternatives.


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