Make the Most of your Outdoor Space
Now that summer has arrived, we all want to spend as much time as possible outside, even if we are still at home. Whether you have acres of land or a small comfy garden, there are many things you can do to make the most of your space.
Let your garden flow
If you don’t have a lot of outdoor space to work with, it is important to create a garden that flows naturally to make your garden feel more spacious than it is. Without creating designated zones you can still create areas in the garden for different activities. For example, adding a patio to the middle of your lawn and placing your furniture on top, will allow you to have a lounge area without dividing your garden. You could put your furniture straight on the grass instead which will make the furniture feel like part of the garden rather than a different area.
Decorations & Plant-life
Flowers are great ways to fill space in your garden, whether planted in the floor or in pots, they bring dimension without effort and don’t take up a lot of space. If you’ve a large space of grass and nothing else, you could border your garden with beds of colourful tulips and sunflowers. Not only will this make your garden look vibrant, but will also freshen the air around you, making it a place you’ll want to be no matter the time of day.
There may be some areas of your garden or your front porch that you feel look empty or only have a plant pot or two. Adding extra decorations around these areas will bring more enjoyment and dimension to your space. Around your flowers and plant pots, implement some small trinkets like statues of gnomes or little animals. Not only will they add more colour, but will also give your flowers more life and bring joy to the little ones.
Larger decorations can also enhance your garden and add even more dimension. Add a water feature in the corner, tucked away from the main garden area. Although it won’t be a main feature, it will add to the atmosphere and help you fill space that you may not know what to do with.
Work with the Walls
The floor isn’t the only space you can decorate. Your fences and walls are just waiting to be made-over! Buy some fairy lights and hang them around the tops of your fence panels and walls to add some warm, comforting light and make your summer evenings feel like you’re prancing through a mystical forest.
You could also hang some hanging baskets filled with strawberry or tomato plants to add more colour and scents to your garden.. And even get some tasty fruits to use in a fruit salad.
These are just a few of the small things you can do to make the most out of your outdoor space. Don’t hesitate to use small ornaments and plants together, the more you use, the more you make out of your space.