Part of having a beautiful home is not just about the interior, it’s the outside as well. While you may spend a lot of time focusing on getting the front of the house looking just right, what do you do about the garden? Summer is on the horizon, and this means getting our garden into some sort of reasonable state. When your garden seems somewhat limited, or small, it can be hard to create a space that truly inspires. What are the best ways to ensure that you create a garden that’s beautiful, but also inspires? Here are a few ideas when creating a garden that inspires you…
Bring the Inside Outside
What we can do is bring aspects of the interiors of the home outdoors. Garden furniture is one of those things that can either stick out like a sore thumb, or really complement the space. And if you want to spend more time in the garden in the summer, getting the right furniture will add so much to a space.
Creating A Garden
You can buy garden furniture for next to nothing, but if it doesn’t compliment the space, it’s not going to inspire you. On the other hand, if your garden is a hodgepodge of ideas, you can really enhance this rustic sensibility with a few wooden garden benches.
Play With Colour
When decorating your home, you can feel like there are only a handful of colours that really work, but with a garden, you can really let go! You can put in as many colours as you want because this adds that extra vibrancy. By picking a few flowers that really leap out at the senses, you’ll instantly transform the space.
It’s not just about plants, you can find other ways to create a veritable mix of colour. Garden gates painted a bold colour can add extra vibrancy. Adding decking, raised slabs, or stone paths, adds layer upon layer to the additional colours. If you’re limited to a balcony garden and want some greenery you can introduce AstroTurf click here to get some inspiring suggestions.
Go For Self-Sufficiency
It’s more than common nowadays that people grow their own fruits and vegetables. And when you want your garden to be a talking point, it’s important to create a self-sustaining aesthetic. Sometimes it’s not feasible, especially if you have so many other things in life to look after, but what you can do is start small. It really is the greatest feeling to have grown something from seed and serve it on a plate for your friends and family, even if it’s just a simple tomato!
It’s not easy to create a garden that inspires, but it’s about putting the things in there that you want to see. You can either compliment your home, or you can go to the other end of the spectrum. Visiting an RHS Flower Show is a great way to get inspired. If you want to get creative, a garden is one of the best canvases and a place that the whole family can enjoy.
‘The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies’ -Gertrude Jekyll