Most of us dream of owning a garden that will be our piece of paradise and an escape from the dry realities of life. Although initially it seems like an impossible mission due to a lack of time and finances, we will share with you some practical tips with which you can instantly transform your yard.
Whether you are a supporter of a more modern industrial style or a more traditional and rustic style, the following few universal suggestions will help you create your oasis of peace and a perfect hangout spot.
Furnish the Space With Garden Furniture
One of the easiest ways to instantly refresh your space is to choose the right furniture for it. Depending on the square footage of your yard, you can opt for a complete set that includes a three-seater and several armchairs, a pair of chairs with a two-seater, or a combination of a pair of circular armchairs.
This garden set will serve as the central part of your yard, which you will further decorate. Lovers of contemporary style can opt for the tin structure of the furniture, over which pillows and mattresses in pastel shades can go. Solid wood or bamboo furniture is the perfect choice for those who prefer classic or vintage fashion.
To make the process even easier, the warm recommendation of external design experts is to order garden furniture online, to save time.
Decor the Patio
Another great way to express your creativity is to make a backyard mosaic. You can achieve this by using different stones or broken pieces of glass (either from bottles or glass objects). If you have more money at your disposal, you can also include semi-precious stones that will give your corner an authentic touch and a sophisticated look. Also, stamping a concrete patio is another ideal way to make your patio unique. Thanks to creative and technical innovations over the past few decades, homeowners can enjoy the functionality of concrete alongside the stunning beauty of natural stone, brick, or wood.
Multicolored pebbles or larger gravel can visually change the entire appearance of the grass surface, and its maintenance does not imply any special conditions.
Decorate the Yard With Lanterns
Adding decorative lights or larger lanterns will give your space a whole new touch of personalization. The lighting will make your garden look more lively, but also warmer – you will have a completely new experience when you sit in the evening and enjoy a glass of your favorite drink or a treat.
If you prefer a more intimate atmosphere and subdued lighting, you can always opt for garden torches or larger candles. Solar lamps, which you can attach to the fence or stick into the ground to mark the path, are an interesting and long-term cost-effective option.
Include Succulents and Potted Flowers
Express your creativity by cultivating herbs, fruits, or your favorite flowers. If you still haven’t decided on a plant to grow instead of the standard roses and petunias, we suggest you think about seedlings of orchids or white calla lilies.
Magnolias are an excellent way to give your space a personal and unique touch if, of course, you have the square footage. The lemon tree is an interesting choice if you want to try your hand at growing tropical fruit, and the Japanese cherry or red maple is great for anyone who wants to add some cheer and color.
You can also make pots in which you will cultivate the desired greenery and add an even more personal touch to your space.
Use Old Furniture, Objects, or Tools
Lovers of horticulture spend most of their time arranging decorative plants, and they often forget that they can decorate their gardens in a completely different way. An old table and chairs can serve as an interesting stand for your plants if you freshen them up a bit with a new color or decoupage technique.
Decoupage is the art of decorating objects and furniture with sheets of paper or napkins on which a specific motif is painted – the entire technique is reduced to the automatic copying of the aforementioned motifs onto the object.
All that is required is to prepare the object for work, that is, to paint it a light color if it is not already bright, and then to stick the previously cut and slightly wet pieces of napkin on it. For the application, you need a special glue for the decoupage, which you can get in stores that sell painting tools. Finalize your work by painting it over to make the drawing last longer.
In addition to chairs and tables, you can use wall pots, bicycles, an old bench, or a swing.
We hope you found these tips interesting as well as useful, and that you will easily transform your garden into an ideal personal corner!