Stylish Gardens – Hints and Tips

With the coming of May, your thoughts are probably turning to your garden, and all the time you will be able to spend in it as the weather improves. Whatever the size of your garden, it can be a beautiful space which you can enjoy with your family, and whether you decide to tackle this yourself, or if the project is too big so you get some professional landscaping help, the lovely weather that we have been promised for this Bank Holiday weekend makes this the perfect time to get in the garden.

If you are struggling to decide what to do with your garden, follow a few of the tips below.

Add Colour

A garden without colour is a garden that is missing a spark. The colour is essential because it brings everything to life and makes it look as vivid and as rich as possible. When it comes to style, you want people to look at your garden and think ‘wow.’ Well, with the right colour scheme, they will do exactly that as the shades will blow them away. Concentrate on the plants to begin with as they are the supplementary colours, and make sure they mix with the lawn. The green of the lawn should dominate, so everything needs to play second fiddle and merge seamlessly.

Love this Birmingham Garden for the Chelsea Flower Show

Love this Birmingham Garden for the Chelsea Flower Show

But Don’t Go Overboard

Although the colour is essential, you need to rein it in as much as possible. When you start getting too complicated with the colour scheme, you can undo all of your hard work. Too many colours in one small area will look gaudy and as if you are trying too hard. Stick to the simple yet bold reds, blues, and purples that most plants show off when they bloom. Plus, these colours look amazing with the natural greens of the surrounding area.

Buy Garden Furniture

Again, garden furniture is practical, but it also takes up a lot of space. It is important to note that filling space is hard as you need to get the right balance. Fill too little and there is something missing, yet fill too much and it looks untidy and messy. The key is to buy a small amount of large furniture. That way, you don’t look as if you are using too much, but you are also filling the space. There are plenty of options, but rattan garden furniture is among the best.


Invest In Lighting

Gardens are not just for the daytime – they are also for the night-time. To enjoy your garden when the sun goes down, you need to be able to see what you are doing! Obviously, you need light for a practical purpose, but it also has another purpose. Garden lights are brilliant at creating atmosphere, and atmosphere goes a long way to setting the perfect style and tone. The key is not to put them down anywhere on a whim. You should think about it strategically and place them where the dark is most prominent, and where the most colour is in the garden. That way, you can illuminate the best areas of the garden and create contrast.


Follow these four tips and you will have the most stylish garden in the neighborhood.