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Grecian Style Trend

Grecian Style Trend
Melissa King
Garden Expert & TV Presenter
Better Homes and Gardens

There’s no question that Grecian style is having a moment. We are seeing it in everything from Aphrodite-inspired fashion to home trends and gardening. So, here’s how to ramp up the Santorini-style vibes in your backyard.

Bring some Grecian flair to your garden with tough, sun loving Mediterranean style plants. From vibrant bougainvillea’s, trained to grow over walls and door frames to classic Olives in oversized urns, the right plants can transform your outdoor space into an oasis worthy of the gods. For colour and perfume, turn to classic roses and lavender or grow citrus in big, bold planters. Create shade with pergolas and archways covered in climbing plants like grapevines and introduce form and structure with pencil-like cypress or clipped bay trees. For more Grecian flavour grow tough, fragrant herbs like Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary and Santolina in classic terracotta pots and pick them fresh for pizzas and Mediterranean feasts.

Clear blue skies, turquoise seas and white-washed buildings are the essence of Coastal Grecian style, so why not recreate the look with a stylish collection of blue and white pots. You’ll love our Glazed Belly Pots, which come in turquoise or cobalt blue and bring a pop of colour to the theme or white Studded Glazed Pots, which bring a touch of classic cool to the design. High Cup Pots in deep Lapis Blue, are another top choice, with a glossy, glazed finish that captures the Greek style perfectly.

Team blue and white pots together or stick to a mainly white palette, with splashes of blue for impact. Use them to frame the entrance to the garden or doorstep and fill them with vibrant bougainvillea's or petunias in shades of pink, red or orange for seasonal colour. Top your pots with a white pebble mulch to complete the look.

Nothing says Grecian style quite like beautifully crafted terracotta pots and urns, like the Pithari Urn, which screams Greek Goddess and makes a big statement in the garden. Plant it with classic Olive trees for a rustic, countryside vibe. Terracotta is porous, so it “breathes”, which makes it the perfect choice for dry loving Mediterranean style plants and it ages beautifully.

Pair your plants and pots with furniture and garden décor made out of rustic materials like cane or wood or natural stone for authenticity and contrast the dry-garden style with a classic fountain or pond, like our Carolina Fountain.

Don’t forget to bring some Mediterranean flair to your patio tables too, with blue LA bowls filled with vibrant red geraniums or the Grecian inspired Heloise Vase, overflowing with sprawling stems of grapevine.

- Melissa King