10 January 2022

Bringing walls to life!

Submitted by Steven J Brown
Bringing walls to life!

Whether really tall, or relatively short, garden walls of all shapes and sizes serve a range of purposes.

From retaining walls, screen walls or just those that make for beautiful outdoor spaces, creating looks that will appeal to you and sit pretty in your garden for years to come is such a unique and enjoyable experience.

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa General Manager, Sean Granger, adds, “One tends to be more concerned about how to make the inside of our homes look beautiful that we often forget about the exterior. The fact is, the exterior walls could enjoy a little attention just as much as the interior ones!”

Spaces, like an outdoor dining area or a deck, with comfortable lounge chairs on it would look more attractive and beautiful if they had some sort of décor on them.

Some ideas to beautify the outside walls could be:

Produce outdoor wall art by creating a vertical garden bringing the wall to life and creating a warm cozy area. You could also paint your wall, or use spray paint, by starting with a blank canvas and using several colours. If you have old décor such as windows, mirrors or even old plates, you could hang these on the outside wall and add flowers for colour. You could also create a garden in a frame which could look really beautiful. Similarly you can decorate the outdoor walls with vertical succulent gardens which are so easy to maintain – all you have to do is water them as you would any other plants growing outdoors. If you are a nature lover, why not make cute homes for the birds, bees and bugs. You could hang a birdhouse or a lovely little insect hotel on one of the walls of your house. Of course, this can work for you if you like insects and birds and don’t mind them flying about outside your home. Another lovely idea is to hang up a piece, or multiple pieces, of wire art, string art with a message, paintings, wooden carvings etc. You can either have many small pieces that interconnect or something really big.

All of the above will basically replace a wall giving it life. Living walls are the type of thing that can really add character to a space, whether it’s indoor or outdoor.

If the suggestions above are not your scene, at least a fresh coat of paint will make a world of difference, in upgrading and totally changing your outdoor space. Besides painting walls or fences, you could also spruce up decks, railings and even outdoor furniture.

If possible, another great idea would be to look at adding a water feature. It can be a truly amazing addition and provide serenity and happy thoughts. There are so many options available and can fit into just about any space.

Overall, whatever your decision may be, beautifying the outside of your home doesn’t have to be difficult or costly, and you will, no doubt, love the results.

So, when next you visit “The Mouse House”, be sure to view the lovely hanging baskets of flowers on the outdoor walls at reception, and get some ideas from their immaculate gardens.

For more information go to www.grannymouse.co.za or call 033 234 4071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Inspired by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9clWhF–MY