Gardens are a great addition to any home. They make the perfect spot to hang out with friends, eat breakfast in the sunshine or even relax in and enjoy a little solo glass of wine after a long day. If you live in a small flat, like me, or terraced house, you might not have as much space as you’d like, being left with a teeny grey yard rather than a beautiful green garden. If you think it’s time you gave your yard some TLC, check out these tips on ways you can transform even the smallest of spaces into a sanctuary ready for summer.
Add some colour
The easiest way to brighten up any space is by adding a splash of colour, which can be easily done in any garden or yard. Paint brick walls or fences in a new colour of your choice, and look for other objects you can paint such as tables and chairs. Another idea is to find patterned cushions and textiles to make old garden benches more inviting (making sure not to leave them in the rain!) and find multi coloured plant pots or small accessories to add some cute detail.
Fake it till you make it
If you’re not blessed with enough space for a luscious green lawn, you can easily spruce up your space with some artificial grass. Experiment with some free grass samples by visualising where you’d best like your new lawn to go before taking the plunge and getting one installed. If your yard is really on the tiny side, maybe think about transforming a small area of patio with some grass to add an interesting touch to the garden.
Fill it with flowers
Flowers and plants are the hallmark of any beautiful garden, so make sure they have a big part in your makeover. Creating a diy planter box is a creative way to add some botanicals to the space, or get even more crafty by using old household items such as old tins, candle holders or wine bottles as planters for some shabby chic garden style.
Think of some finishing touches
Now that your new little outdoor oasis is nearly ready, add some final touches with some accessories and quirky details. Ways you could do this are by decorating areas of the patio with pebbles or painted bricks, and consider hanging some fairy lights for those long summer nights. A top tip if you want to make your garden look more spacious is to bring a mirror outdoors, giving the illusion of twice the size.Just make sure you experiment with where to place the mirror in order to optimise the space, and ensure it’s away from direct sunlight!