Make it summer all year round with the best bee-inspired décor and garden accessories to brighten up your outdoor space. Bee lovers rejoice because we've got the perfect picks to inject some happiness into your garden. Decorative elements such as bunting, wind chimes, and wall art featuring bee designs can add a whimsical touch to your garden.
Bees have an important part to play in maintaining our planet. We need them to pollinate the food that we need to survive. Bees are vital in maintaining the trees and flowers that provide habitats for lots of other wildlife. Planting bee-friendly plants and installing bee houses in your garden provide shelter for solitary bees. Purchase ready-made bee houses or make your own using hollow reeds or wood. Conversely, bees have also been buzzing their way into our homes by making an appearance on mugs, cushions, textiles, and even ceramics. Extend the theme outdoors with bee-themed sculptures, bee-friendly garden signs and bee-inspired planting.
The best bee-inspired décor at a glance:
• Best bee-inspired cushion: Wylder Nature House Of Bloom Zinnia Bee Outdoor Cushion – View on Dunelm
• Best bee-inspired glassware: Bee Stemmed Glass – View on Kew
• Best bee-inspired rustic decoration: Rusted Metal Bee Garden Wall Art Bumblebee Decoration – View on Not on the High Street
You could make a bee-spotter's seating area that's a comfy place to relax and observe the pollinators at work. Incorporate bee-themed cushions or tablecloths to tie in with the theme. Nature-inspired décor is a trend and not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space, it can also contribute to the survival of these important pollinators. Choose soft, amber-coloured outdoor lighting to reduce the harm caused by bees getting disorientated by bright lights at night. Have a small, shallow water feature to give wildlife a little watering spot. Finally, incorporate bold colours, such as purple, blue and yellow, on your garden furniture, pots and outdoor decorations to attract bees.
Best bee-inspired décor
Best bee-inspired cushion
This lovely and very affordable cushion is UV and water-resistant and suitable for outdoor and
- Bright and colourful
- Will need to bring it inside in bad weather
Best bee-inspired glassware
Another item suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, this Bee Stemmed Glass is nice and durable
- Chunky and durable
- Matching glassware available
- A little heavy
Best bee-inspired rustic decoration
This rustic and chic metal sculpture is the perfect way to add a bit of rustic appeal to your
- Makes a thoughtful gift
- Low maintenance
- No reviews
Best bee-inspired garden windchime
The tinkle of windchimes helps create a calm oasis in your garden and this bee and honeycomb wind
- Great price
- Well made
- Note the dimensions, it's quite small
Best bee-inspired metal decoration
These metal bumble bees are a fun and colourful addition to your garden and can be attached to
- Easily attached and can be moved around easily
- Great value for money
- Sturdy in all weathers
- Bigger than some reviewers expected
Best bee-inspired pots
These lovely bee pots are linked to the charity Bumble Bee Conservation Trust so every time you
- Made in Britain
- No reviews
Best bee-inspired seat cushions
Make your garden chairs ultra comfortable with these cute bee chair pads. They can be used as
- Pretty pattern
- Matching items available
- Not waterproof
Best bee-inspired solar lantern
This LED solar-powered lantern will help light up any space, and is available in a choice of two
- Lovely gift
- Good quality
- Only one lantern per purchase
Quick and easy ways to give your garden a makeover
As well as buying the best accessories to bring some fun and colour to your garden, there are some other things you can do to help refresh any tired items you already own and make them look good as new.
• A lick of paint can make all the difference! If you've got some old terracotta plant pots, you can paint them with bright colours, repaint your existing furniture to make it feel brand new.
• Upcycle some old pieces into something new. We love these rustic rope shelves that you can make from an old pallet, or try making your own garden wall bar using old wood from past DIY projects.
• Get to work on your garden borders or patio, removing any weeds or unwanted moss. If you have a pressure washer too, a quick blitz of this will be so rewarding.
• If you want to invite wildlife into your garden and hear those bird songs loud and clear, we'd recommend getting a bird feeder to feel that bit closer to nature.
• Got a full house and plenty of kids' toys lying around in the garden to prove it? You can easily make your garden more appealing to lounge in by simply buying or building a storage unit to store it neatly away. If it's built sturdy enough, you could even paint it and put some cushion on top to make for a cute garden ottoman and extra seating.
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Hannah Mellin is a Homes & Garden Product Writer for Modern Gardens, A Modern Kitchen, Yours and Take A Break. She has been working in the Journalism industry for over a decade and has written for an array of brands including John Lewis, Daily Mirror and Grazia. When she's not writing, researching or testing products, she's renovating her Victorian terrace and chilling in the garden with her sausage dog Waffle.