Adding Character to Outside Spaces with Home Barn

As the weather slowly but surely starts to warm up, many more of us will be heading outdoors to make the most of our outside areas. An extension of our homes, these spaces provide us with an opportunity to be creative, to show our personality through carefully placed pots, reclaimed pieces and characterful vintage accessories.

No matter the size or shape, there are a number of ways to add character or to create a rustic ambience. To make sure the outside area looks just as good as the inside, whilst also encouraging us to spend more of our down time outdoors breathing in the fresh air.

To inspire you to accessorise, we’ve popped our top tips below to help you create an outside space the Home Barn way.


Embrace outdoor accessories

Sometimes the smallest of things can have the biggest impact. By simply adding a few vintage planters, you can add interesting texture to your outside space, to create a feeling of depth experiment with plants of varying heights and species.

Our Terracotta Ridged Planters will add a hint of countryside charm with their muted orange hues, subtle ridged detailing and modern rustic appeal. For something slightly more industrial that will make an eye-catching statement, opt for square steel planters. Constructed from Corten Steel, these unusual pots will weather over time to produce an organic yet unique rust patina.

For those looking to grow their own vegetables we have just the thing – our Antique Galvanised Bath is the perfect base for all your vegetable-growing wishes. A vintage treasure sourced in Hungary; these stunning salvaged bath tubs complete with oxidised rust markings will look at home within any courtyard garden.


Characterful alfresco dining

Make alfresco dining a regular event in your home with one of our newest additions. Only just launched on site, we’re now offering a reclaimed dining table and matching chairs, specially made for external use.

Crafted from solid reclaimed teak, this Reclaimed Wood Garden Dining Table boasts a weathered appearance and is sustainably made from rustic timbers sourced in Indonesia. A characterful piece of outdoor furniture, no two outdoor tables are the same, as each piece benefits from individual markings and natural woodgrain. When exposed to the elements, the wood will become more and more beautiful, as the colour and patina alters in the sunlight.

Displaying a weathered yet antique appearance, these rustic dining chairs are a seamless pairing for our reclaimed dining table. Also constructed from reclaimed teak, these charming wooden chairs are pre-finished for enhanced longevity – adding an organic yet raw look to exterior spaces ideal for entertaining.


Oak Rustic Garden Swing Chair


Swing into spring

For large country-side gardens or those benefitting from a sturdy tree our beautiful swing seats are the perfect accessory. Made from reclaimed wine barrels, these playful pieces have been recycled to provide a spot to sit back and relax. With both a standard size and double swing seat available, there is something for every outdoor space, whether placed on the patio, in the courtyard or under an old oak tree.

With an array of hand-picked antique and vintage finds. Home Barn is full to the brim with characterful pieces to inspire your exterior.