If you are lucky enough to have a garden, then you may be looking for ideas on how to turn it into a beautiful area that you can’t wait to spend time in. Whether your week consists of going to work, keeping the kids entertained, or perhaps both, having a place to relax in the evening or at weekends can make all the difference. There are many things you can do to transform your garden into a space the whole family can enjoy. Here are 4 ways to create a luxurious and relaxing outdoor space.
Dedicated seating area
A patio or decking area is the perfect spot to relax or socialize. If you haven’t already got either of these, there are pros and cons for both, so do some research before making a decision. Decking is usually quicker and cheaper but can require more maintenance particularly if you choose to go for wood rather than composite boards. A patio will involve a fair bit of groundwork but will look fabulous once complete and is virtually maintenance-free.
Make your seating area feel more luxurious by adding comfortable and inviting furniture. Sofas you can sink into and cushions you can cuddle up with are a great addition for a relaxing environment. A suspended egg chair will create the perfect spot for when you want to read a book or take a well-earned afternoon nap and will help to create a feeling of luxury.
There are many features you can add to your garden to make it stand out as well as making it feel more inviting.
Water features can help to add a feeling of quality and luxury to a garden and will not only look great but will entice nature in. Fountains made of stone will create an amazing focal point whilst a waterfall strategically placed within a rockery can enhance the beauty of any planted area.
If a water feature isn’t your thing, other structures such as trellises and pergolas can be decorative as well as practical. Adorned with beautiful flowers and planting, they will not only look stunning but will add an indulgent feel.
If you have children, think about setting aside space for them and making a fairy garden for them to play with and enjoy. You can buy lots of beautiful miniature furniture as well as fairy houses and other fairy-sized bits and pieces. It’s also a great way to get the kids involved and create a place for them to relax and enjoy the garden with you.
Lighting is a perfect example of how an otherwise run of the mill garden can be transformed into a relaxing and luxurious space. Strategically placed pillared lighting can create wonderful borders to paved areas whilst lighting attached to fencing will light up your garden when the sun sets. When choosing your lighting, be mindful that warm, soft lighting is known to relax us, whilst stark white lighting can feel very clinical and is probably best avoided.
Candles are a very cost-effective way to enhance a garden. Not only do they create a wonderful ambiance, but they can also produce many lovely scents to help you to relax. Aromas such as lavender, rosemary, and honeysuckle can help you to relax and destress whilst many citrus aromas are said to help you unwind. Tall garden candles can be popped into the ground, and table candles are great for adding a bit of scent and color to your dining and occasional garden tables.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to injecting color into a garden. Adding an array of colorful flowers and plants will make a garden feel luxurious as will a lush green lawn. If your lawn needs some TLC, weeding, and seeding can give it a new lease of life. If you prefer something that is maintenance-free, consider having an artificial lawn fitted. It’s a far cry from what it used to look like when it first appeared in a residential setting. Higher quality ranges look just like the real thing so you can have the best of both worlds.
Another great way to add color is to have your boundary walls or fences painted. If your garden is fairly small, white or light colors will help to make your garden look bigger. It can also help to create a peaceful and tranquil feel. Hanging baskets can be added to walls and fences to add beautiful pops of color and bring your whole garden to life.