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Interior design plays a huge role in our homes – but why shouldn’t it factor in our gardens, too?
If you’re anything like us, you’ll love spending time outdoors (when the weather permits). And that’s why I thought I’d inspire you with some top tips on how you can add some interior design magic to your garden.
If you love nothing more than vintage-inspired spaces and soft, pink touches, why not bring this look and feel to your garden as well?
From the purple of lavender to the romantic look of roses, you can soon create a gorgeous, nostalgic space that’s perfect for relaxing and unwinding in. Use the roses to bring colour to your borders and edge your paths with aromatic plants, like catmint and lavender. As you walk through these areas, they’ll release their heady scent to really create a romantic atmosphere.
Let It Go Wild
One great way to get your garden looking fabulous but without too much work or maintenance is to create a wildlife garden. I think this is the perfect way to get the kids involved in the garden too – and to inspire them with nature.
Wildlife-friendly gardens will attract a wealth of animals and insects, bringing life and vitality to your home. From bee hotels and hedgehog boxes to log piles and lots of wildflowers, there are so many ways you can create the perfect wild retreat (for you and nature!).
What’s more, you don’t need to have loads of space to create this. There are a lot of plants that attract pollinating insects, so even a few pots of flowers can create a wildlife-friendly garden.
Embrace the Urban Feel
If you live in a city or have limited outdoor space, you’ve still got ample room to create an outdoor haven. With some clever designing, you can create an urban garden that’s functional yet inspirational.
Opt for ultra-contemporary or pretty-and-quirky outdoor furniture from places like Cox & Cox and form your garden design around this. Accessorise with boxed gardens, pots of plants and outdoor lighting to create a tranquil space that will make you feel as far away from the hustle and bustle of city living as possible.
Make It Mediterranean
Want to feel as though you’re on holiday every day? Then why not inject a Mediterranean vibe into the garden?
The beauty of these types of gardens is they can either be informal or formal. Simply find all the inspiration you need in the dry, hot climates of Spain, Italy, Portugal and France. Keep weeds at a minimum with gravel in between your plants and opt for hardy varieties like vines, rosemary, olive trees and lavender. Then finish with terracotta pots and other cool accessories.
As you can see, it’s easy to make your outdoor space work for you. Just get clever with the design and watch as your garden is transformed into an additional living space for your home.