The best vintage garden Ideas to give your outdoor space vintage flair. In this article you'll find affordable ways to decorate your garden with some vintage charm!
These vintage garden decorating ideas will help you create an outdoor aesthetic that is charming and welcoming. From using old wash basins and troughs to adding vintage signage, decorating your garden with vintage decor is a great way to make the space unique.
How to decorate your garden to look vintage
decorating your garden with vintage decor
From cast iron sinks to old ladders and and vintage tools, you can find lots or treasures at thrift shops and even farm supply stores! These simple vintage additions will give your garden loads of charm.
Old metal troughs, antique wash basins and old watering cans make for great vintage garden decor. Not only are these items useful they give the space a lived in and vintage feel. Metal containers are great to grow things like nasturtiums and papers. The metal absorbs heat from the sun and actually help most plants to grow bigger faster due to the increased soil temperatures. Just make sure you have proper drainage when using metal planters.
Incorporate unique garden signs
Faux vintage sign on any garden chicken coop will add a touch of garden charm. You can find loads of sweet and unique signs on Etsy. Amazon has some good faux options that you can personalize. Or better yet make one, I like this tutorial for a burned wood sign.
Mix in Wood Elements
As wood ages it can really give your garden great character. Utilizing old wooden wine barrels cut in half make for great container gardening. I'm especially a fan of growing tomatoes in wooden wine barrels.
I also love wooden potting benches. Again, a great potting bench will not only give your garden some real charm, it can also be utilized for potting, transplanting seedlings and more. You can find some great potting benches new online, and they will age and give you a great vintage aesthetic, but I prefer finding items like this used or making my own.
incorporate concrete and terracotta
There is nothing like a beautiful vintage terracotta pot, am I right? Terracotta is timeless, it ages beautifully and even brand new will give your garden some real charm!
I recently started adding in cement or faux cement articles into my garden, there is something about the primitive and simple look that just really gives the garden an expensive look, without spending a ton of money. For resources on making your own faux cement pots this is a great tutorial.
Include other Antique or Heirloom garden items
Worn garden tools are easy to find at yard sales and estate sales and they can be useful or just displayed for a vintage feel. Utilizing older family pieces can also add a touch of charm and instill warm memories into your garden space. My mother-in-law uses an old metal wheelbarrow that was her grandfathers to plant flowers in. It's beautiful, rustic and low maintenance.
Vintage Garden Furniture
Creating a comfortable place to sit and enjoy all of the relaxing qualities of your garden is essential. You can find some excellent vintage inspired garden seating, I love this adorable bistro set. Although the primary purpose of my garden is to feed my family, there have been many studies showing that gardening and spending time in the garden can reduce stress. I love making my garden a great space to sit and sip coffee or tea and enjoy the scenery.
Vintage gardening ideas
Vintage garden decorating is more than just the items you bring into the garden it's also what you are growing!
Vintage flowers to grow in your garden this year
- Snap Dragon
Vintage fruit and veggies for your garden
Add in chickens
Chickens and a charming chicken coop add loads of vintage charm to any garden. You can find plans online to build your own. Or there are some great options to buy small ready-made chicken coops.
Where Can I find Vintage Items for my Garden?
- As mentioned before Amazon has some great faux vintage garden items that are budget friendly. I really love this cast iron chicken garden hook.
- Etsy is another great place to find real vintage pieces as well as faux pieces.
- Tractor supply is an excellent source for large metal troughs you can make them look vintage, or simply use them in the garden for a few years and they will get the vintage aesthetic before you know it!
- Lowes is my go-to for wine barrels, they typically have them in the spring and early summer months. Check out your local store. You can also buy the supples at Lowes and use these plans to make a beautiful DIY potting bench that is sure to give your garden loads of vintage charm.
- Never underestimate the power of a good estate sale or yard sale. I have found some of the most unique and truly vintage pieces at estate sales.