Outdoor areas can become a meeting place for your family and friends with just a little planning. Whether the space is large or small, designing and decorating the garden will make you feel at home in a place surrounded by nature and with a personal touch, depending on the style you prefer. Decide what type of garden you want to achieve and its purpose will determine what elements you will use in your design.
What decorative style do you prefer?The design of your garden starts with the style of your house. Choosing very different styles for one or the other could result in divided spaces that promote imbalance.
If you want to achieve harmony, there is nothing better than choosing complementary designs. For example, if your house is Nordic in style, the garden should be designed with minimalist decoration in which light colors prevail.
Flowers and plantsTheplants are the protagonists of your natural space. They connect you with nature and their care contributes to release stress.
To ensure that your flowers and plants thrive, you should take into account the climatic conditions, the type of soil and the sun exposure of your garden when choosing them. A gardener will be able to assist you in choosing a variety of plants, depending on your needs. For example, climbing plants are perfect for covering concrete walls and cactus plants thrive in low-humidity environments. Keep in mind that the pots you choose should also match your decor.
Fortunately, there are a variety of sizes and designs.
Ponds and water featuresLarge spaces are ideal for creating your own pond. You can grow aquatic flowers and include fish in it. If you have a small garden, you can design a smaller pond and install a submersible pump to save more space. Fountains, on the other hand, are decorative elements that can create a very relaxing atmosphere.
You can even design your own fountain using a water pump. The presence of water in your garden will attract beneficial insects that will help you keep it tidy.
FurnitureFurnitureis the element that will complete the garden of your dreams. Think about the time you will spend enjoying your garden and choose furniture that not only complements your design, but also lasts over time and is comfortable to spend hours in this green space.
If the size of your garden worries you, there is furniture that easily adapts to all spaces. A small armchair and a coffee table will suffice if there is no room to spare; for larger gardens, you can opt for an outdoor living room set. In terms of durability, aluminium furniture is highly recommended as it is lightweight and resistant to the passage of time. Wood, like cedar, adapts well to sudden changes in temperature.
Iron furniture, although a little more expensive, is a good investment for the future since it resists shocks and extreme weather conditions.