If you’re keen to make an impression when it comes to your outdoor space, you’ve come to the right place. This blog looks at some clever ways on how to give your garden some serious sophistication. After all, a garden should be your safe space away from the big wide world and perhaps even an escape from the family home when you need some peace and quiet – yet, when it is lacking life and character, it isn’t somewhere you want to be spending time. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be expensive or tricky – it’s all about making use of some key hacks to undergo a quick and easy redevelopment of your back garden. Take a look at just some of the ways you can create a more sophisticated garden this season:
Install a pond as a central feature
One way to make a memorable impression with your guests would be to install a water feature such as a pond within your back garden. Not only does it make an eye-catching component, but it will also become a hub for a large variety of wildlife including birds, frogs and insects. It’s easy to carry out a DIY pond build without professional experience, but it would be highly advisable to hire a trained builder to ensure the project is carried out correctly in regard to your idyllic design and the health and wellbeing of wildlife. Adding a couple of pond water features will give a standard pond design a sophisticated finishing touch.
Use various materials
You can instantly add the ‘wow factor’ to your garden with the use of numerous materials throughout the space. What’s more, this gives you the chance to make use of sustainable materials that would otherwise be discarded. Broken tiles and slabs could be turned into crazy paving; corrugated metal could be utilised for building fencing and sheds and a wooden panel could be transformed into a climbing wall for the kids to enjoy. Consider the vast selection of ways materials could be used to add visual interest and practicality to your space.
Whether you choose to spend evenings sitting in your garden or simply admire it through the window, adding lighting can instantly transform a dark and unwelcoming space into a bright and attractive extension of the home for all-year-round use. During the summer months, solar panelled lamps are suitable for brightening up flower beds and patio areas, while fairy lights hanging overhead, or decorating trees adds a cosy yet magical feel to your garden.
Upcycle old furniture
If you have old furniture knocking around that is no longer being used and considering throwing it out, think about how you may creatively use it within your garden design. A key trend of 2021 is to give tired furniture such as dressing tables and sinks a whole new lease of life with a lick of paint and using drawers and shelves as planters.