This is the moment we’ve all been waiting… summer. Sunny, summer months that allow us to spend quality time outside, barbecuing with the family, going camping with the little ones or simply making the most out of our patios, gardens, terraces. Oh! Who am I kidding? It’s England. There are really no summer “months” more like spaced out weeks or days where the sun might choose to (or not) appear.
It is what it is really (Sorry I had to rant a bit!). Anyways… no matter if we have one day or one week of summer, I want to make sure we can make the most out of it. However, with everything that’s been going on, I don’t feel like going on holiday or travelling far, so this year, I’m going to give my outdoor space some attention and make it as special as possible!
If you are also looking to refresh your garden but need some inspiration, I’ve got you. Today, I’m going to share some of my favourite outdoor trends to make your garden look its best!
Create an indoor/outdoor room.
I’ve been looking into creating an indoor/outdoor space in my garden for months now, and it seems like such a good idea! A modern space in your garden that offers the comfort of an indoor room whilst providing an unobstructed view of your outdoor space – sounds fabulous, doesn’t it?
These modern pergolas in Ireland by Designer Shade Solutions feature retractable and tilting louvered roofs and can be customised with side glass screens, heating and lighting to create the ultimate indoor/outdoor room. These can be installed in the middle of your garden as a stunning centrepiece or attached to your home as an extension to your current living space.
You could even add a gorgeous place to relax with a hammock or dining area.
Go full Marie Kondo.
As The Rare Welsh Bit comments in a recent blog post, “Is your garden shed full of things you don’t use anymore? Is your patio full of clutter that you haven’t had time to bin? Don’t wait any longer to clean your garden and patio, now is the right time.”
The best time to tackle the clutter is now. Get your garden ready for the lovely sunny days by going full Marie Kondo – clean your outdoor space by tidying everything by category and not location and get rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy.
Make your outdoors colourful.
What better way to encourage you to spend more time in the garden than to make it feel as homely and colourful as the rest of your home? Adding colour to any room (indoor or outdoor) of your home will set the mood and tone of your spaces – go for blue tones if you want a relaxing space or yellow colours for an energetic feel.
Looking for ways to add colour to your outdoors? As Twin Mummy and Daddy mentions, “There are plenty of ways to add colour to your garden, from painting your garden fence or your shed to planting colourful flowers all around your outdoor space.” You might want to paint your garden fence dark so your greenery stands out or in a neutral colour for a timeless look.
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