When it comes to our homes, we often focus on the inside. From the perfect living room to the dreamy bedroom setup, it’s easy to chase those Pinterest-worthy styles. But what about the outside of your home? Your garden has a lot of potential for extended living space, and with summer coming up it’s the perfect time of year to look at yours and freshen up outside. Transform your garden into a new useful and comfortable space with these designer decor ideas for a stylish garden.
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
An overly fussy garden can hurt your eyes a little bit, and while it’s nice to have some diversity amongst your plants, too many clashing styles and colours could have a messy effect. When picking plants and flowers for your garden, it’s best to stick to one or two colours to keep things simple and chic. Take a look at some of the latest garden trends and seasonal planting guides to help you get some ideas for your gardening level of expertise and your home's style.
Bring your garden to life at night
Who says your garden is just for daytime? Those mild evening temperatures provide a great excuse to enjoy a garden party or help the day stretch out, and there are some simple things you can do to help your garden be more night-friendly. Some festoon lighting, a fire pit, and some solar lanterns are a quick fix to bring more light to your garden, allowing you to enjoy some evening dining and entertaining under the stars. You can also create a wonderful ambiance using candles around your garden, but make sure that holders are kept secure to prevent any unwelcome fires! Up-lighting plants, wall scones and lanterns, pendant lights over an outdoor table setting, garden path bollards and recessed step or deck lights may require an electrician to install but are so worth it for the added atmosphere and drama they can bring to your outdoor living areas.
Designer decking to love
Decking is a popular feature in many contemporary gardens, and is a great way to section off a part of your garden for entertaining - high or low - or create direction for moving around your yard. Decking can be a tricky thing to do yourself, but Garden-R provide some excellent design services to help you get your dream garden. Your decking is the perfect place to put your dining furniture, a hot tub or outdoor lounge chairs to give you a stylish space to relax on a summer eve. If refreshing a cold-tiled apartment balcony, click-lock decking squares from the local hardware add warmth and homeliness and can even be easily packed up and taken with you when you move.
Replace up your garden furniture
Modern outdoor furniture trends are almost as popular as indoor ones, with plenty of choice for adopting contemporary or rustic themes for your garden. Whether you want to feel like you’re in the Mediterranean or enjoy a minimalist look, you’ll find some great items online and off to help you create your look. Also don't overlook farmers markets, rural auctions and thrift stores for pieces you can upcycle for extra charm on the cheap.
Whatever your budget or your ambitions, there are ways you can transform your garden to suit your style and tastes. Make the most of your garden by finding ways to improve it and help it form an extension of your living space. There are so many great ideas out there that it’s worth creating a Pinterest board to note them all to give you the inspiration you need when you’re ready to get to work. Here's a few of mine: