If you're looking to spend valuable time outside during the upcoming summer months, you may be wanting to spruce up your garden space. It may not be everyday we experience the joys of the British summertime, but when it is warm, why not create an outdoor space you are proud of? Here are our 5 garden ideas for the summer.
Paint the furniture
There is no better way to add a fresh summer vibe to your garden than to give your furniture a new lick of paint. Old furniture in particular will look brilliant with bright new colours, such pink, aqua, or even just white. A mixture of your favourite colours will add a sense of personality to your garden. Be sure that you use a paint which is formulated for outdoor use.
Add some blankets and cushions
Layering up your outdoor garden furniture with throws and cushions is perfect for adding colour. Not only do they make your outdoor space look lovely and cozy, but they are also great for keeping warm when the sun goes down. There are endless outdoor cushion sets online, which you can use to customise your chairs in the summer and store away easily in winter. Try and choose durable fabrics designed for outdoor use, otherwise you’ll need to rely on your memory and make sure you put all cushions and throws away each time you use them.
Plan your plants
The best garden designs always have outdoor spaces filled with flowering plants. If you're wondering where to start with your plants, consider using evergreen throughout your garden, so that your space is constantly green and lush. Include small potted plants and flowers, which will add vibrancy to your garden, especially in the summer months. If you find it hard to maintain flowers, you can even look into plastic alternatives that require minimal attention. You can arrange these pots throughout your garden and on your patio areas to add a little extra colour.
Sort the garden shed
Achieving your dream summer garden simply won't be complete until you've tackled the garden shed. Whether you use it for storage or use it as a small hideout, consider having a clear out every so often to ensure you aren't storing unnecessary clutter. If you're still struggling for room after sorting through your shed, why not look into some self storage options from Make Space? Once you have decluttered your shed, why not spruce it up with some fresh new paint? Think pastel, clean whites, or even just natural tints to give your shed a new look.
Get some lighting
Although our gardens get endless hours of sunlight during the summer months, why not let your garden glow all year round? The right lighting is a vital part of the garden, especially when the sun goes down. If you're looking for something small and delicate, think fairy lights. You can hang these over your fence, and can even get solar ones which are energy efficient. If you want to make more of a statement with your lights, try a fire table or tall garden lamps.