With the warmer weather and beautiful sunny days, you would have to be mad not to spend as much time outside as possible. If your garden is looking a little dull – maybe it’s just a patch of grass and a few flowers, don’t worry, we’ll soon brighten it up.
If you are hoping to spend more time in the sun, you’ll need to think about the best ways to use the space. Whether you have a large garden or a smaller yard, it doesn’t matter, as we can help you to create a beautiful outdoor area. So if your garden is a little on the small side, there is no need to panic.
The key to creating a garden that you’ll love spending time in is transforming it into an extension of your home. During the summer months, we all want to be in the open air as much as possible, enjoying the sunshine. The best way to get you and your family to spend more time in the garden is by adding outdoor living space.
Intrigued? Yes – then make sure to keep reading below, for our top tips for creating a stylish outdoor living area.
Patio or decking
When it comes to creating a gorgeous space in your garden, the first thing that you need to do is decide between patio or decking. You want your outdoor living room, dining room or kitchen to have a wow factor to it, right? Well, part of that is choosing the right surface to place it on.
When you think of a patio, don’t think of dull paving slabs, think of a patio with a little more style. By using slate paving stones, instead of limestone, you can create a patio that has a more polished look to it.
If you want a more rustic design, then opting for wooden decking can also be a good option. The best thing about decking is that you can have it raised, separating your alfresco living area from the rest of the garden.
If you are lucky enough to have a large garden, start off by imagining a living room or kitchen without walls. When it comes to creating an outdoor living area, your imagination is the limit. You could opt for a bright, colourful space that is fun and eye catching, or a more stylish monochrome design.
Aim to create a space that is intimate and ideal for social gatherings by surrounding a table with everything that you will need. This could include an umbrella, a woven sofa complete with garden chair cushions and also, a fire pit.
Whether your garden is big or small, it’s not an issue when it comes to creating a gorgeous area to relax in. It’s not about the size of the space, but about how you use it.
If your garden is on the small side, opt for a cozy design. Create a private and intimate area, by using fencing to separate the area from the rest of the garden. Think about what you want to use the space for, and prioritise the things that matter.
For instance, if you want to use the area for cooking and dining outside, a table and BBQ should be top of the list. Adding simple pieces of garden-friendly decor, such as solar powered lighting and an outdoor clock are nice extra touches.
Transforming an area of your garden into a stylish living space doesn’t have to be difficult. All it takes is a little imagination and creativity, and you can create an awesome space that you will love.
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