Having a veranda added to your home is a big decision to make, and it can totally transform the way you use your house. But while the biggest decision is in choosing the style you want, you still have some work to do once the structure is complete and ready to use.
For example, you will also need to think about how to make it the most inviting space that you can, and simply adding some chairs or a lounger won’t always do the best job in this regard.
What does always work well here is to make good use of flowers and shrubs to soften the overall appearance of the new structure, and this can actually be a lot of fun as well.
The most obvious things to add – and by far the easiest – are pot plants. These are easy because they can be swapped around or moved position in just a few seconds, and you don’t need to commit to any firm designs because you could literally move them round to give you a different look and feel every day of the week if you wanted to.
The first thing you need to think about is how much space you could give over to pot plants without them starting to get in the way. This will help you to decide what size of pots to buy, although you can always choose a selection. In fact, one large pot can provide a good focal point while a number of smaller ones nestle around the front of it.
If you try this technique make sure you use a wide variety of flowers that will grow to similar heights. If you use a larger plant that grows taller, place it at the back in the larger pot and allow the smaller ones to spread in front of it. When they are all in full bloom the colour arrangement can look stunning.
You should also choose flowers and plants which have a nice aroma. This is a natural way of making sure your house veranda always smells stunning and has a very inviting aroma.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different plants you may never have bought before either. The joy of doing this is that it is so easy to put a new plant into a pot and see what happens to it. It may not like the shady area you initially put it in, so all you need to do is move the pot to the edge of your veranda to give it some more sun. It may then bloom into a delightful addition to the area.
This is what you need to remember when you are putting together various pot plants to decorate your veranda with. Experimenting with what suits the space best can be enormously enjoyable, and you might just find that you have greener fingers than you thought you did!
Finally, don’t forget to have a good selection of different pots of all shapes and colours available. Why not decorate some yourself for a truly unique look?