Though it may seem a long way away right now, warmer weather will soon be on its way…I promise! When winter begins to turn into spring and blooming flowers start to bring colour back into your outdoor areas, it’s the time of year when you can finally enjoy sitting outside in your garden again. Whether you are enjoying a catch-up with friends and family, or are simply sitting outside alone with a good book, getting your garden right makes such a difference to your mood and enjoyment of the area.
Here are a few simple tips that will liven up your garden space:
Add some colour to your decking and fencing
Decking has become so popular these days and done right, it really does look great. Usually people tend to go for rich mahogany colours on their decking. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try something a little more daring? Chose brighter pastel colours such as sky blues and light greens. As well as being popular this season, they will really make visitors sit up and take notice. People also seem to be getting a lot braver these days by painting whole fence panels brightly to go with their decking. Remember, if you don’t like it, you can always change!
Choose some attractive outdoor furniture
Taste in outdoor furniture really does vary from person to person, but some timeless classics like rattan garden furniture works well in all outdoor spaces. The great thing about rattan furniture is that there are so many different styles, and you can also choose any colour or design of cushion you like to go on top. A popular style at the moment is rattan cube garden furniture, which is very compact so your outdoor space doesn’t look too cluttered and will also give your garden a contemporary feel.
Introduce a few garden ornaments
Outdoor ornaments really give you the opportunity to personalise your outdoor space while allowing your personality to shine through. If you want something fairly simple and understated, why not introduce some pot plants and hanging baskets into your garden? If you are feeling a little more daring then an outdoor statue or water feature may be for you, or you could even try making your own. Even a single ornament can give your garden the finishing touch it needs.
Let there be light (and heat)
When the sun starts to go down, but the weather is still warm, the right outdoor lighting will allow you to enjoy sitting out in your garden long into the evening. Simple wall lanterns add a touch of elegance, while grounded garden lights only take up little space but can have a big effect. If it starts to get a little chilly, big strides have been made in outdoor heating so you can stay warm as long as you like by getting one or two of these.
These few simple tips can really make a difference, so get a head-start on your neighbours and start planning for the warmer weather and it will be here in no time!