When we move into a new home, we all think about ways to inject our personality into our interior décor, but what about the garden?
You don't have to be green-fingered to put your stamp on an outdoor space, so there's no excuse not to turn yours into a place you love. Take a look at our three easy ways to transform your garden into a unique and vibrant space that's worthy of Instagram.
One of the cheapest and easiest ways to transform a room is with soft furnishings, and the same applies in your garden. The only difference is you need to make sure the materials are durable enough to be used outdoors, although they shouldn't be left outside all the time.
Outdoor rugs are a fantastic way to create a focal point within your garden — particularly when used underneath a patio dining set or coffee table — and make it really easy to introduce colour and pattern. Rugs Direct offers a good choice of outdoor rugs, so you can find something to suit your style and space. Then it's just a case of accessorising your seats with matching scatter cushions or seating pads.
If your garden has a lawn or hedges, then a red colour scheme will complement the greenery. On the other hand, blue looks fantastic against greys and browns, so blue rugs work well on stone paving and wooden decking.
Upcycled plant pots
Upcycling or repurposing is a great way to make your garden unique. For example, many unusual items can be used as plant containers, from tyres and teapots to shoes and bicycles. So, whatever you're interested in, you can showcase your passions in your garden. You or the kids could also get crafting to create something that's truly one of a kind.
Lighting has a huge impact on the atmosphere in any space so, if you want your garden to be just as welcoming and picture-perfect after sundown, you need some outdoor lights.
Fairy lights can be strung around a gazebo, fence or tree to create a romantic setting, while coloured or novelty string lights bring a sense of fun that's perfect for parties. There are lots to choose from at Lights4fun, including festoon lights, which are bang on trend at the moment!
Solar garden lights are a practical choice when you have pathways to illuminate, but are also good for drawing attention to the best bits of your garden, such as plants and water features. Candles in lanterns are great for your garden dining table, but you can also try putting battery-powered lights into mason jars or vases to create a stylish centrepiece.
Now that you know how to create an Instagrammable garden, read our guide to creating a Pinterest-worthy home!