If you look around your garden and feel like something is missing, dare we say, maybe even a touch boring… perhaps it is time to consider what you can do to take your outdoor living space to the next level.
To make a focal point in the garden is to intentionally capture attention by drawing and directing the eye to the area that you want to highlight.
A good focal point can:
The possibilities are endless. Garden art or furniture, like a sculpture, pot, bird bath, chair or lantern can provide a focal point across your lawn, at the end of a vista, path or as an element of surprise hidden somewhere in the garden. A focal point can also be interesting or colourful plants that stand out from others or the background.
It is important that it is well thought out and positioned to make maximum impact. Less is more. Remember the object is to lead the eye. Too many focal points can cause confusion as the eye is unable to rest on any one item effectively. Don’t be afraid to test out an area and return after an hour or so to reassess. Where are your eyes drawn? Are they focusing on one particular area or wandering from spot to spot?
Good quality, hardy and weatherproof will ensure that it is able to withstand our harsh climate.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.