6 Ways To Modernise Your Garden
The English Summer seems to have finally arrived, which means many of us will be hoping to make the most of our gardens – after 18 months of limited socialising, we are all ready to spend time with our loved ones!
Is your garden ready to go, or do you feel like it could do with some modernisation? Do you want to create a striking garden area? Here are some ways we think you can modernise your garden (or just give it a little makeover) ready for those fun-filled summer days and nights!
Take a Seat
If entertaining is your forte, then you will probably want your seating area to be a focal point in the garden. Even if all you want to do is quietly read a book and unwind – where you sit will still be significant.
An outdoor garden seating area offers the perfect environment for a friendly BBQ, a birthday soiree or even just dinner for the family. Some may opt for a standard rattan seating or dining set, but if you prefer something more unique, there are lots of stunning out-of-the-box seating ideas. If you are handy with a hammer, perhaps pallet seating is the perfect project for you. If you want a separate seating area for the kids, why not consider this three-piece set or this colourful picnic table and bench set. This excellent garden wheel seating area or these natural rattan loungers can create a real outdoor paradise. If you have trees, you might even consider a hammock.
Build a Garden Room
Garden rooms allow you to extend and increase your living space without changing your existing home. Of course, when thinking about modernising your garden, a garden room is truly a versatile option. You can choose to create an outdoor living space, perhaps a cinema viewing room, or how about a bar with seating that can be moved outside for those hot summer evenings.
Adding a decking area can quickly modernise your garden and provide a transition from a garden building to an outdoor seating area. Available in various styles and sizes and with the ability to be laid at different heights and levels, decking can completely transform outdoor space.
It may seem relatively simple, but landscaping can improve a garden by leaps and bounds. Even if you weren’t a person who spent much time in the garden space, knowing it’s tidy and manicured and seeing that from the house is very relaxing. If you have a larger garden, landscaping is an excellent way to create designated areas in the outdoor space. You can add paving, blocks, shrubbery, and flowers to show your design purpose or highlight seating and dining areas.
Consider a Water Feature
Water fountains and features are a beautiful way to add both a visual and audio delight to your modern garden. Water features create an incredible environment and exude a sense of peace in a garden. The sound of the gentle flow of trickling water is often considered to be soothing and relaxing. Place one near your seating area and create a comfortable environment to relax in and unwind. The great thing about many water features is that they require very little maintenance or cleaning. If you already have a birdbath, you can quickly modernise it with a solar fountain pump such as this. Perhaps a steel tube feature or a waterfall blade would be the perfect addition to your modern garden.
Light It Up
One of the simplest ways to update a garden is by adding lighting. Cool LED lights can instantly update and change the entire vibe of a dated garden, instantly modernising it. Whether you opt for fence lights, festoon lighting strung across a gazebo or deck lights; there are a plethora of attractive lighting options available to modernise your outdated garden.
Remember to stay true to yourself – there is no point modernising your garden to within an inch of its life if you hate the outcome. Keep in theme with your current home design and choose things that match your style and lifestyle.