The Garden GalleryEclectic Patio, London
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Mirror, mirror on the hedge. Be like Alice and step through a mirror into an alternate reality (or just enjoy looking at some). Mirrors needn’t be confined to the indoors. The ones here (which are regularly rotated to let in sunlight and allow for trimming) make the hedge itself a work of art and reflect other greenery beautifully. Hang a chandelier and wait for the Mad Hatter to come to tea.
Go modern-rustic. For a real rustic garden, you’d normally use discarded old mirrors, sash windows, painted wooden shutters, old doors and metal gates to create focal points. For a more contemporary take on the rustic look, however, use smooth paving and furniture with clean lines, as seen here. Add other touches by decorating a green hedge or fence as you would a wall in the house: Hang outdoor pictures and mirrors and stained-glass panels, creating the feeling of an outdoor living room.Tell us: What touches do you think add that lived-in rustic look to a garden? Share your ideas in the Comments below.MoreSo Your Style Is: RusticPocket Gardens, Pint-Size Patios and Urban Backyards