When it comes to outside space, size doesn’t matter – it’s what you do with it that counts. According to a recent survey, gardens took the top spot on wish lists for both buyers and renters (source: Rightmove). Here are some design ideas for making the most of your outside space.
Light It Up
Twinkling fairy lights can make even the most modest of spaces look magical. Wrapping them around tree trunks can create a beautiful glow. To really put your garden in the spotlight, why not add some statement pendants or standing lamps for a warm glow. Church-style candles in glass hurricane vases are fantastic for atmospheric lighting – and great value too. Solar garden lights are also a great way to be economical.
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
A relatively new concept but one which is gaining momentum, (we have to say it’s one of our favourites) is the idea of hanging mirrors in small courtyard-style gardens. Subtly creating a sense of space, mirrors can add a stylish element to your chosen theme – use driftwood frames for a casual beach style or ornate vintage enamel for shabby chic. Modern, industrial mirrors also work well.
Walls Without Limits
Think of walls and fences as a blank canvas. If painting a mural is beyond your artistic capabilities, have fun with stencils to create some stunning wall art. Attach colourful plants to a wall to make a ‘living’ wall and at the same time, you’ll save valuable floor space for patio furniture. Fences can be used to train sprawling vine-like plants and flowers. Liven up hedges by adorning them with strings of pretty solar lights using struts within the branches.
The Grass CAN Always be Greener
If you’re lusting after a luscious lawn but your shady garden means that it’s more moss than meadow, consider whether artificial grass or decking might be a better option. Synthetic grass has come a long way since the early luminous green options. Try to get samples of artificial grass before making a commitment. Like carpet and rugs, they come in a range of textures, piles and shades.
Kitchens used to take pole position in marketing materials, but gardens are now vying for the top spot. Excellent photos of the outside space that your property has to offer are a must.
We showcase your garden, just as much as the inside of your home, with our lifestyle videos and high-quality photography. For examples of our marketing and sneak peeks head to our social media pages.
If you’re thinking about selling your home, speak to us about how to highlight your property’s best features. We would love to work with you and your home.
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