Your garden often becomes the hub of spring and summer entertaining. But sometimes the task of getting it summer ready can seem a little daunting, especially if you are limited for space. Here are a few of our top small garden design ideas for creating the perfect summer spot with plenty of character.
Space Saving Tables
The best place to start is with a garden set. This is a great way to create a focal point with your design and often an inspiration for the rest of your space will stem from this.
An extendable table like this beautiful St Ives Outdoor Oval Extending Dining Table makes the perfect outdoor set for a small garden as its extendable features give the option of keeping the set small and minimalistic but can also seat a larger group when required - it's a win win!
The Southport Patio Bistro Set is also a fabulous option. Crafted in weatherproof rope surrounding a powder-coated aluminium frame that gives it a lightweight look and feel, this patio table and chairs are all about enjoying your outside space in style. This lovely 2 seater bistro set is ideal for smaller areas or for something a little bigger, the matching 4 seater patio set is the perfect fit.
Adding accessories to a garden helps bring the inside of the home out. Adding potted plants and flowers will help give the garden depth and will actually make the space feel larger. Accessorise your small garden with beautiful textured cushions, hanging fairy lights, lanterns and candles to bring your space to life and create a gorgeous summer haven. As most of these items will be along the wall or on the table and chairs, it will feel cosy but certainly won't feel small.
Add splashes of Colour
When using colour, try to make them pop. If you have brick walls in your garden, you could painting them with fresh white to create a more open space with a pretty boutique feel. The white will also make potted plants stand out and the green look beautifully vibrant.
Another great addition to any garden is a shelf ladder. These have been popular in interior design for a number of years but are now making their way into the garden, and they are truly stunning. A rustic shelving unit is perfect for adding character and charm as well as providing additional storage. If you want to create a low maintenance garden or don't have any grass, these are also a great option for popping in a few little pots. Alternatively, decorate in the summer and wrap them in fairy lights for a magical finish.
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