To celebrate the fine weather, we have compiled a list of our team’s favourite tips and tricks for creating an outdoor living space in your garden. Have a read below to find some ideas to create your back garden oasis.
Choose the best area.
When deciding on an area to focus on in your garden, think about what you would like to use the space for – is it sunbathing, BBQs, reading or family dinners. This will help you identify the best space in your garden while considering the hours of sunlight, shade or space needed.
Deciding on your colour palette is very important as it can have effect on your overall mood. Calming colours (greens, blues, beige) will work perfectly for a relaxing space. Bright colours (orange, yellows, reds) may work to make a modern statement. Whites and creams can bounce light, making smaller areas appear larger.
Update your outdoor furniture.
Invest in durable outdoor furniture that will work for your needs. A corner sofa, sun loungers, hammocks, a pop up gazebo or a swing chair can really transform a space. For smaller areas you could have additional folding chairs in storage. Rattan garden furniture is long lasting and has a nice finish. Mature teak wood is also a popular durable option. Also remember to choose furniture that is UV resistant.
Bring the indoors outside.
Simple household additions can really uplift an outdoor area such as fairy lights, candles, rugs, cushions and plants. Solar lights can be a great sustainable solution to light up the garden in the evening. Transform dull walls with an artificial hedge, green ivy, or bamboo.
Make it your own secret garden.
Make the space your own. Escape from nosy neighbours in your own private space by adding a garden screen, fence, tall hedges, gazebo or a parasol.
Heat up the space.
Blankets on chairs always come in handy in the evenings. An outdoor heater or firepit will not only keep everyone warm but can also add a warm ambience.
Add that wow factor.
Make your garden unique with a wow factor. Find that final detail to give the garden your own personal touch. An outdoor movie projector, hot tub or a charming fountain can give your garden that personal finishing touch.