Make your garden an additional room to be proud of with these ideas for adding style to any outdoor space using lighting, seating and accessories.
Allow yourself the time to think about what you really want to use your garden for. Is it peace and solitude in a quiet courtyard? An extra living space for watching movies and chilling out. Or a family dining space with laughter and conversation long into the night? By determining how you wish to spend time in your outdoor space, you can choose the right furniture, accessories and lighting to help you achieve it.
FIND YOUR FURNITURE
Once you are clear on what you want, selecting the furniture is a good place to start. Forming the backbone of your personal space, it is where you can build upon. From bistros made for two, to large sofa sets and dining tables with benches there is something of every size for every size space. With a wealth of materials including sleek acacia wood, traditional rattan and modern polyrope, there’s something for every style too.
LOTS OF LIGHTS
Outdoor lighting provides us with much more than we give it credit for. Whether it’s guiding visitors to our front door, illuminating dark spots to make us feel safer or creating a touch of magic for ambient evenings. Often an afterthought, lighting is actually one of the finishing touches that set the tone for the garden you would like to have. Coastal or nautical. Rustic or polished. Statement or subtle. Choosing the right lighting will give you the look you’ll love.
PLENTY OF POTS
Fill in gaps, section your space and create features with groups of pots that add easy greenery and foliage with very little effort.
Whatever the seasons bring, there’s no doubt that at some hopeful point, we will wishfully get out the BBQ to enjoy an afternoon in whatever sunshine we are afforded.