The sunshine has arrived, spring is here, and summer is on its way, so now is the time to decorate your outdoor space for daytime hang outs and summer evenings. Crafting a stylish and comfortable garden space without breaking the bank is easy if you know how. A bit of lighting, clever features, space saving ideas and the right garden furniture will make all the difference. Here are our top 10 tips to get you started.
1. Pick a theme: to create a cohesive and comfortable space.
2. Add greenery: Add different varieties of flowers, plants and herbs (real or faux) for maximum interest. In planters or in flowers beds. A little or a lot, it’s up to you. Lifting flower boxes and pots off the floor by attaching to fences and balconies work for smaller areas, adding height and maximising floor space.
3. Pay to attention to flooring: Update with outdoor rugs, paint, artificial grass or low-cost floor stencils.
4. Paint Your Garden: Don’t be afraid to paint a fence, balcony, furniture, shed or plant pots to add pops of colour and to align with your theme. An instant facelift for your outdoor space. A great way to spruce up a balcony.
5. Accessorise: Add cushions, floor cushions, throws, outdoor rugs, smaller tables, lights and garden ornaments to bring your space together.
6. Update Your Furniture: Create a cosy corner outdoors where you can sit and relax by adding the right type of furniture. A slimline bistro set or rattan chair set anchored together with a table are good for smaller spaces. Folding or portable garden furniture can work well too such as this rattan folding table.
7. Brush up boarders: Don’t let lawn edges get messy and untidy. Add a lawn boarder to help stop grass and flowers bed encroaching on each other.
8. Add warmth: Add a firepit or chimenea to keep you warm and cosy in the evenings.
9. Attract wildlife: Become one with nature by adding a bird table or feeder. Hanging feeders are best for smaller gardens and can be hung on a fence or from a balcony too.
10. Add lighting: Brighten up beds and paths with garden torches, lanterns and add string lights and solar lights to provide a gentle ambience when the night draws in. String lights hung on fences add a whimsical charm, and smaller solar stake lights added to hanging baskets and planters help save on space.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to updating your furniture, then take a look at our guide on How To Care For Your Garden Furniture.
For more garden inspiration take a look at:
Container Friendly Fruits, Herbs & Veg
How & When To: Plant Spring & Summer Bulbs
How To: Make A Bird Feeder
How To: Repair A Damaged Lawn