Have you always envied those friends who enjoy sunny afternoons in their beautifully maintained backyards? Does the vision of your rather ‘unkept’ garden make you feel pretty uncomfortable?
If the answer to both of those questions is ‘yes’, then we’ve got your back with this blog. With spring right around the corner, we bring you the best tips to turn your deserted, unloved outdoor space into an awesome retreat!
Whenever you’re looking for an extra space that you can use as a garden office, turn into a home gym or even additional storage space, the garden room creates an attractive add-on to your outdoor space and gives you that extra room which you can enjoy all year-round.
While garden log cabins are very durable and can take away a good chunk of space from your outdoor space, they certainly add a touch of luxury and some real value, too – especially in the context of the extremely saturated property market! According to The Telegraph, investing in a garden room can add substantial value to your property, and a sample investment of as little as £6,653 could even add up to £35,611 to your property value in future!
Small is beautiful
If not having enough outdoor space limits your creativity when it comes to outdoor design, worry not – a small patio can be the perfect canvas for big ideas!
If you’d like to create the ultimate dining experience, for example, you could use some space-saving furniture such as built-in bench and foldable table instead of a full table and chairs set, as they take considerably less space.
You should also pay extra attention to details such as the colour scheme of your space. Small spaces should be dressed in light, contrasting colours, as they optically make space appear larger and bolder.
If the only plant you’re successfully growing at moment is grass, it’s time to shift your mindset and invest in flora that will truly transform your garden by adding this ‘WOW’ factor.
The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has revealed the new trends in garden design for 2019 and bold colours, hanging plants and climate change gardens should instantly make their way onto your garden centre shopping list.
If you’re obsessed with exotic-style plants, we have good news for you as well – those architectural leaves and stems are predicted to make bold statements both inside and out this year, so why not drag your partner out on a ‘little’ IKEA garden trip (maybe stopping for some meatballs too…) this weekend?
Outdoor living space
As people embrace the trend of alfresco entertainment, we’re seeing more and more pergolas, patios, porches and pavilions in residential outdoor spaces.
One of the key ways in which outdoor living spaces have evolved is the inclusion of technology right in the backyard. Nowadays, having a patio equipped with a TV isn’t only reserved for celebs and influencers, and taking sofa-type seating outside makes a great spot for everyone to hang out and chill out (but don’t forget about things such as a retractable roof to hold back the rain).
If you don’t want the sun setting to stop your party, why not consider building a stylish ‘outdoor fireplace’ to keep your guests toasty and warm into the night?
Glamping at home
If you need some extra space to host your guests overnight (but you can’t afford to install an actual building), setting up a yurt in your backyard can be an answer.
It’ll have so much functional range— use it as glamping guest room, a pool house, or even an outdoor living room/entertaining area.
And because yurts are much more insulated than tents, but less permanent than an actual building, you can still hang out in them during the cooler months!