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Vintage Garden Idea for Holiday Homes

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Holiday homes are places for people to disconnect with their current life. It’s a chance to take a break from the fast-paced hustle and bustle of the city. And what better way to decorate your holiday home garden than using a vintage style. Whether you own the holiday home or lease it out for others, you can be sure that they’ll experience a very relaxing atmosphere. It will be like a trip to the past.

But how do you decorate a garden to turn it into vintage style? Some people hunt antique items and decorate their garden with it. It’s fun discovering these hidden gems, but the truth is, they can be quite hard to find. In some cases, they’re expensive as well. 

The good news is, you don’t necessarily need to find antique items to achieve and vintage look for your garden. Sure, finding them is a huge plus. But with some imagination, you can turn some of the old things in your garage or storage into rustic ornaments. With these, you can transform your ordinary backyard garden into a beautiful museum of sorts. Here are some of the things that you can do, including projects you can do to achieve that vintage garden look. 


Buckets as Flower Pots

Do you have some galvanized buckets in your garage? If you’ve been gardening, the chances are that you have a few of them stored away in your bucket or shed. If so, you can turn them into beautiful planters.

Take note that you need galvanized metal buckets. They can survive the outdoor conditions. When using them as plant pots, make sure to poke holes for water drainage.


Old Drawers into Vertical Planters

If you have an old drawer, it’s time to bring it out in your garden. It can be an excellent addition to your vintage garden. You can plant different plants and flowers in each drawer. Not only works as a decoration, but it also saves space. 

If you’re considering transforming drawers into planters, make sure that they can withstand the weather outside. Redwoods, teaks, cypresses, and mahoganies are some rot and weather-resistant wood that you can use. If you think they can’t withstand outside, you can always put them under the shade instead.


Watering Cans to Flowering Cans

If you have some extra watering cans on hand, you can turn them into beautiful and rustic flower pots. The best things you can plant in one of these are flowering vines. It will give the illusion of plants pouring from the watering cans. 

You can hang it somewhere in your garden as beautiful side ornaments. It can also serve as a beautiful centerpiece. Like the metal buckets, it’s best to use galvanized watering cans, especially when you’ll leave it out in open space. 


Mason Jar Lights

Got some mason jars? Don’t throw them out. Use them as lights for your garden. You can use scented candles to bring light and a delightful fragrance to your holiday home garden. If you have some insect problems in your garden, it’s not a problem. Just stick some citronella candles in there.

If you don’t want to use candles, you can use led lights instead. There are battery-powered ones that you can place inside the jars. You can also securely tie the jars to each other in the necks to transform them into floating lights. They’re instant whimsical and vintage decorations for your garden.


Set up a Vintage Fire Pit

There are vintage-looking fire pits that you can add to your garden. When building one for yourself, you can use bricks for the vintage-look. It’s the ultimate centerpiece for your garden. 

Fire Pits can be on the pricier side, but they’re worth it. Nothing says a relaxing time better than the crackling sound of a campfire in your garden. It’s also an excellent place for people to hang out in the holiday home garden. 

Composite Decking

Nothing says rustic and vintage than wood. And what better way to incorporate wood than building a deck. However, wood is a high maintenance material. 

The chances are that you can’t regularly maintain your holiday home. So instead of using real wood, you can use composite garden decking boards instead. Not only does it need little to no maintenance, but it also retains the rustic and vintage look of real wood. It’s on the pricier side, but it’s worth it in the long-run.




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