Guest Picks: The Elegant Look of Black Garden Accents
A great black and white striped umbrella will keep you cool and look elegant at the same time.
The aging on this cast iron planter is just right. I love to plant white flowering plants in black urns like this one.
The angles and arches on the legs of this black iron table sold me right away.
I think these raised planters are a terrific find. I actually had to have two standing planters made because I couldn't find any. These are super good looking and help make sure that all of your beautiful plants aren't stuck at ground level.
I have fallen hard for this black and white indoor/outdoor rug. It's perfect for a terrace or deck. I think the graphic design would look stunning layered over brick.
This is a fun chair from Ikea. It's low and glossy and ready for a party! It even has a drain hole in the seat for rain drainage.
I really like the styling of this metal garden bench with turned arms. It has a very light and graceful look.
What is more zen than a garden space? I love this Buddha sculpture made of volcanic sand and concrete. I'd nestle it between two large plants for a nice little "surprise" moment.
I like to vary the heights of my planters, and this tall galvanized plant pot gives me the height I need towards the back of the garden.
I'm not always great at identifying all my garden plantings, so this set of garden markers with chalkboard insets would really be a big help.
This Chinese Chippendale bench is a classic for sure.
Not all outdoor chairs are as comfy as you'd like them to be. I love this black and white outdoor lumbar pillow. It looks great and would feel just right on a wooden bench.
I looked at several garden stools and liked the interlocking rings on this one best. I think they make the seat more light and airy.
Another fun Ikea piece, this is both table and tray — the top is removable for serving.
This piece has some great texture. It can be a stool or end table, and it looks like wicker but is made from weather-resistant synthetic materials.
I like to mix square and round planters in an outdoor space. This zinc planter, with all its sharp edges, looks great in contrast with round planters.
I love this sleek Moroccan tray table. It's wide enough to accommodate food and drink but would also look fantastic loaded with candles. Doesn't it have a great boho vibe?
This set of cast aluminum hose guides will help keep the knots out of your hose — don't you just hate those?
I've had my eye on these sleek window boxes for some time. I have a black front door, black shutters and next, I'm going for black window boxes.
These metal lanterns, like the Moroccan tray table above, also have a boho feel to them.Next: On Trend: Bold and Black Exterior House Color
Whether it's featured on stair railings or planters, Chinese Chippendale is my favorite style for outdoor design. This is a great hardwood planter with a black finish.