It may be dark and gloomy outside, but that doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your garden and take refuge inside for the next six months. There are plenty of ways to make the most of your outdoor space all year-round. If you’re looking to take your garden to the next level, here are some fabulous features to consider.
A new seating area
For many of us, there’s nothing more enjoyable than relaxing in the garden with a cup of tea and a good book or a refreshing beer on a Friday night. After a long day or a stressful week, our gardens offer a tranquil retreat. If you enjoy entertaining, or you’re a fan of spending as much time in the outdoors as possible, why not create a new seating area? You can choose from an array of styles to design a chic, sophisticated dining area, a party zone or a restful haven for unwinding and kicking back. From tables and chairs and sofa sets to hammocks, bean bags and floor cushions, you can utilise all kinds of different furniture and accessories to channel a theme you love. Whether you’re a fan of laid-back, boho styling, you want to recreate something you’ve seen in a glossy interiors magazine, or you have grand plans for an alfresco barbeque kitchen, your new area is guaranteed to turn heads. Add outdoor lighting and details like throws, lanterns and planters to finish the look. Adding a cover, for example, a retractable awning is an excellent idea to weatherproof your plans. We all know how unpredictable the weather can be. If you can take shelter from the elements, you can enjoy your garden come rain or shine.
A water feature
Water features look spectacular, but they can also have benefits for mental health and wellbeing. The sound of running water can be soothing, and many of us feel calm and relaxed around water. Water features can also be used to make your garden unique. When it comes to finding a feature for your garden, think about the overall aesthetic you want to create and the ambience you want to enjoy. You can invest in submersible water pumps to design a waterfall, make space for a pond or buy a decorative or ornamental water feature. From classical-themed statues to contemporary structures made from glass and stainless steel, there is a raft of options to choose from. Explore online galleries, browse magazines and social media feeds and take inspiration from gardens you’ve visited or seen on TV.
A garden room
Garden rooms have become increasingly popular, as more and more people work from home. A garden room is an excellent investment because it serves a whole range of purposes. With an outdoor office or studio, a den for the kids or a summer house, you can free up space indoors, enjoy a tranquil spot to work, read or hang out and enhance the look of your garden. The range of structures is increasing all the time, and you can add anything from glorified sheds and log cabins to beautiful summer houses and modern, chic garden offices to your outdoor area. It’s particularly beneficial to consider this option if you’re running out of space inside and you don’t want to move house.
Do you love spending time in the garden, or are you on a mission to add a little creative sparkle to a dull or lifeless outdoor space? If you’re looking to take your garden design to the next level, why not consider these fabulous features?