When someone says France, all what I can picture is hot croissants topped with chocolate glaze, coffee in dainty tea cups, flawless designs in fashion and clothing, and of course flowers! Flowers bombarding from window boxes in ancient ruins, flowers decorating all kinds of trees and bushes, and flowers in hats and hands, truly a floral dream spun into a magical reality for every lady out there. This article explores how exactly you could scream France when you’ve got a garden and throw in a distinct element of the 16th to 17th century embracing formal designs, geometric patterns and everything a typical garden style doesn’t consist of.
Geometric patterns are becoming increasingly popular with interior designs, in restaurants and homes, giving them a sophisticated look that screams sass and class. Well what’s new is if you’re dreaming of a garden that incorporates French designs, then throwing in a bit of geometric patterns including stripes and squares, circles and polygons for backdrops and doors. Achieving soothing and satisfying symmetrical designs with a flat garden that has its shrubs and herbs in a neat variation of heights is also a key feature of these gardens.
Use Water For Reflection.
Another feature to add to the calm and serene nature of French garden styles is by using water to reflect the sky. Fill water in neat and symmetrical rectangular and round pools, with fountains and cascades painting a beautiful reflection of the sky, giving the garden a truly magical feel to it. If you haven’t got enough space to include a fountain, no worries after thorough planning, tree trimming Wahroonga and achieving geometrical order, you could place a bowl of water where the lighting is such that the surface of the water will reflect the sky connecting the landscape along with it.
Colour it French.
This is also an important factor in introducing a French style to your garden. I mean after you’ve hired for tree pruning and trimmed symmetrical bushes and hedges in neat shapes and sizes, you can’t throw in bold colours and call it French right? That just want paint the right picture. So go with cool and contrasting colours including greens and blues and importantly lavenders. But when it comes to your window boxes, you could plant a bit of red or other bright and bold flowers to contrast with the soft greens, purples and whites colouring the rest of the perfectly neat landscape.
Add in A Sitting Area.
We all know nothing screams French without romance lingering in the air, giving the environment an essence of love combined with the smell of flowers and fruits. To steal this element, all you’ve got to do is set up a small bistro set of a table and a few chairs further from the house and in a great spot in the landscape that gives an amazing view of the garden. Small dining spots will give an evoke a French country side feel that makes the garden look rich and royal ideally elaborating the 17th century’s taste.