Are you looking to update your garden space this year? Now the clocks have changed, the days are longer and hopefully the weather starts to improve, it’s time to turn our attention outside and think about improving our outdoor space after the long winter.
There are lots of ways to update your garden, and depending on the kind of space you have, you could try one of my ideas below. As I’m a big fan of anything contemporary, I’ve pulled together some bang on trend suggestions that anyone can include.
Update your Paving:
Well it’s not the least expensive and it might require a professional or two but changing your patio and paving is a great way to add some contemporary styling to your garden. Eating and entertaining outdoors is incredibly popular and a great way to increase the space of your home. The guys at Easy Pave have some great ideas and suggestions, like this one above where the seating and fire pit have been created in a similar material to the paving to create a seamless, clean look.
Adding some evergreen architectural plants into any garden will instantly give it a modern, contemporary twist. Of course adding them in pots, is ideal if you don’t have space or have a patio or terrace style space, and makes it easy to change the look by moving them around. Now I’m no expert when it comes to plants, I just like to try things out and see how it goes, but if you’re looking for some real advice on what to plant and when, check out Growing Family and her ‘What to Plant Now‘ series for lots of great tips.
Paint a Wall:
I wrote recently that adding black to both indoor and outdoor spaces is becoming increasingly popular. If you think about it, black is the perfect colour for an outdoor wall or fence. It will allow the plant and flower colour to really shine and pop, and if you co-ordinate your pot or decor colour to the black you can really add some stunning effects.
Build a Summer House:
Ok so this might not be a quick or cheap project but if you have the resources, a summer-house makes a stunning addition to any contemporary garden. My good blogging buddy Amanda has just installed one in her garden, and styled it as a fabulous chilling out space, which you can see HERE. If you’re looking for inspiration for how to use you newly installed summer-house, you’ll find bags of it on her blog.
What will you be doing to your garden this year?