Easy Ways To Cheer Up Your Garden This Summer
Simple Tricks To Spruce Up Your Outdoor Areas
Make your garden more inviting this summer with added colour, extra relaxation and the illusion of space.
2020 has been the year of spending time at home in our gardens, and that outdoor space during the lockdown has been a real blessing. It’s given us the opportunity to escape the confines of our house, soak up some sunshine and interact with nature whilst safe from the threat of illness. The garden also presents lots of jobs to keep busy if you’re finding the monotony of quarantine too tiresome. If your garden could do with a little sprucing up, then it’s time to add some cheer with these simple ideas.
Adding Pops of Colour
If your garden looks very green, brown, and slightly on the dull side, then it’s time to introduce splashes of colour which will really add the cheer factor. Place corten steel planters around your garden filled with fresh blooms to lighten things up. You might use them to delineate between a lawn and patio area or else hang your planters from beneath a kitchen window.
Do you love barbeques? We have certainly had the weather for them this summer, and with government guidelines allowing social bubbles to gather in gardens, there’s every reason to transform your space into an outdoor kitchen this year. You can go beyond investing in a barbeque set and build one into the wall. Add shelves and racks for cooking utensils or spices and you’ll have your very own prep area for your next feast.
Gardens don’t always need to be about catching the rays. If you love to spend time outdoors but want a break from the heat, why not create a shaded relaxation area which is like bringing your living room outside? If you love to lounge around sipping a drink, reading a book or even having a snooze, how about adding in a comfortable hammock or swing seating? Add bunting as a decoration which also helps to clearly define your cooldown area.
Brighten Up Your Sofa
A drab garden furniture set can be brightened up in no time at all. If you need to repaint it, then make sure you use weatherproof primer first and specialist garden paint. Once dry, add your sofa cushions, but go one step further and add some vibrant, cheery throws and pillows to make this corner more inviting. You’ll never want to go back inside!
Paint Your Garden Fence
There’s no rule stating that your garden fence has to be plain. Why not add a touch of colour by repainting the posts in different shades? You might go for contrasting pastels or bolder primary colours for extra impact.