Although gardens can require quite a bit of upkeep, it’s always satisfying to watch your little piece of green flourish and thrive. Homeowners have started becoming more and more inventive with what they do with their outdoor spaces, and we all want to do our bit to make sure our garden stands out from the crowd. And of course, we want to create something lovely to be able to look at every day.
Even if you don’t have professional gardening help, there’s a lot you can do yourself to improve the look of your garden. Not sure where to get started? You’re in the right place. Read on for our list of easy garden trends that will give your outdoor space a little facelift.
Before you do anything, work on tidying and decluttering. Even a simple cleaning session can go a long way in transforming the look of your garden. Once you’ve cleared it out, you’ll have a ‘blank canvas’ to work with.
Reposition your garden furniture
Transforming the look of your garden could start with something as simple as moving your existing garden furniture around. If you already have garden benches and tables, try moving it to a different area in your garden for an easy refresh.
Revamp your outdoor seating area by adding a few more potted plants around it. This area is where you’re likely to spend most of your time in the summer months. Fill it up with scented flowers so you can enjoy the sweet aroma on a hot summer’s day.
Consider getting a summerhouse
This is another small change that could instantly transform the look of your garden. There’s now a huge range of garden buildings to choose from, from summerhouses to quirky looking outdoor sheds.
Not only does it look great, but you can also enjoy the added benefit of the extra storage space it provides. You can also spend rainy days enjoying the views of your spruced up garden from the comfort of a light-filled summerhouse.
You don’t need planning permission to get a summerhouse or outdoor shed. However, we wouldn’t recommend getting one if you’re short on space as it will only serve to make the area look more cramped.
Spruce up your fences with a fresh lick of paint
In the spirit of reviving what you currently have, move on to any existing garden fences and give them a much-needed update by painting them a brighter colour or repainting them in the existing colour. If you’re after a quirkier look, you could paint each strip in a complementary colour rather than just the same colour.
Painting fences doesn’t take a huge amount of time, so this is where you could be bold and creative to create a more unusual outdoor space. Remember, you can change it up whenever you feel like it.
Get a water feature
Nothing is more relaxing than the soothing background sounds of running water. Why not add an enchanting water feature to your garden and you can enjoy both the sights and sounds of it? Choose from a range of different types of water features, from natural stone fountains to pond installations.
Water features can go a long way in adding a feeling of serenity and a ‘wow factor’ to your garden. They also don’t require much maintenance and are sure to impress your guests.
Add a few stone ornaments into the mix
Beautiful stone ornaments can add a ton of charm and character to your garden. No matter what the state of your plants, they look great throughout the seasons. Invest in a stone garden ornament carved in limestone to make your garden truly stand out.
Get something bespoke made and you can have something that’s completely unique and reflects your style. Or you could go for traditional garden ornaments such as birdbaths or sundials.
Add a mirror or two
Adding mirrors to gardens is a huge trend at the moment, especially for owners of smaller outdoor spaces. Mirrors are a well-known feature to create the illusion of space. Open up any cramped nooks in your garden by setting up an unusual looking mirror there. You’ll find lots of great outdoor mirror ideas on Pinterest.
Consider investing in stone paving
Give your outdoor space a neater and more regal look by getting it paved in stone. At Wrights of Campden, we have a team of dedicated stonemasons that can create a custom paving solution that fits in with the style and architecture of your home. Not only can this add that quintessential English character to your home, but stones are also highly durable and can withstand the different weather conditions.
Add a vegetable patch
‘Edible’ gardens are hugely popular at the moment. The rise of veganism and vegetarianism has led to an influx of vegetable patches popping up in home gardens throughout the UK.
Not only will you love being able to pick fresh vegetables from your very own back garden, but an organised veggie bed can also look great and add a dash of colour to any outdoor space.
Create a cosy seating area
Adding an outdoor seating area is a great way to get some more living space without building an extension. Create an area that’s cosy and relaxing and you’ll have an additional space to chill in. Even if your budget doesn’t stretch to getting all new garden furniture, you could spruce up what you already have with seat pads and throws. Invest in an outdoor heater and you can relax outdoors throughout the year.
Create ambience with outdoor lighting
Good lighting is just as important outdoors as is it is inside! And it can go a long way in creating an ambience for your garden in the evenings. The lighting will also make your garden more visible as it gets darker earlier in the winter. Enhance your favourite garden features with accent lighting.
Explore our range of stone furniture, made in Gloucestershire
At Wrights of Campden, we’re proud to have created a collection of bespoke garden furniture. All of our pieces have been carefully finished by hand and crafted from the finest natural stone by our team of master stonemasons. We hand make a full range of garden features that can transform the look of your outdoor spaces, from stunning cobbled paving to antiquity-inspired sundials.
Looking for something unique that’s not currently available? Just call our team of master stonemasons on 01386 700 497 to discuss a bespoke commission. No matter what your style preferences, we can create something that will bring your design vision to life.