The mercury is rising and this year, more than ever, many of us will be looking forward to spending time in our gardens. With travel plans on hold for many, our gardens can provide sanctuaries and sociable spaces to relax, enjoy the sunshine and get together with friends and family. If your yard is currently more bland than beguiling, here are some tips to bring your garden to life.
Garden furniture can transform the aesthetic and the vibe of your garden in an instant. You can use furniture for practical purposes, for example, to provide seating and space for entertaining and welcoming guests but outdoor furniture can also add style and personality. Look for pieces that complement your design ideas. From rustic, cottage-style gardens to funky, modern yards, you can choose from a vast array of products. If you’re looking for something quirky and colorful, take a look at options like Fermob chairs or check out hanging chairs for a cool, contemporary space. For more traditional gardens, you can opt for wooden dining sets, rattan sofas or benches and deck chairs. If you like the idea of hosting gatherings, you could also add a bar or create an entertaining area around your outdoor kitchen.
Plants, trees and flowers
One of the simplest and most effective ways to add vibrancy and color to your garden is to use plants, trees and flowers. You can invest in potted trees or planters and containers or plant seeds or bulbs. Choose accessories such as pots and containers that reflect the theme of the garden and don’t be afraid to experiment and use a wide range of plants to breathe life into flower beds, patios and decking. If you have a porch, or you’re short on space in your yard, you can use window boxes, wall-mounted racks and rails and hooks to display flowers and hang buckets and baskets filled with flowers.
Accessories can elevate even the dullest space in a matter of minutes. Using accessories in your garden, you can inject color, add prints or patterns and create a welcoming, inviting, relaxing ambiance. You can choose from a whole host of products, including soft furnishings, lighting, planters and decorative details to add personality and create a unique space that you love. From outdoor rugs and cushions to string lights and blankets, lanterns and hanging ornaments, there’s scope to use accents and finishing touches to revamp your space with minimal effort.
Paving, patios and pathways
If your garden consists of a lawn and little else, or you have a small yard, you can use different materials and features to create a more versatile space and enhance the aesthetic of your garden. Patios, raised areas, decking and pathways made from paving stones or gravel can add style to bland outdoor spaces and increase functionality.
Picture source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/two-women-sitting-on-sofa-238385/
Are you looking forward to spending the next few months socializing in your garden and relaxing on warm, sunny days? If your garden needs some TLC or it looks a little drab, don’t panic! There are some very simple ways to transform outdoor spaces to create the perfect spot for al fresco gatherings and long, lazy days in the sun.
Please note that some of the links above and below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you. All opinions are my own.