Summer in Scotland can be trivial at best, from cloudy overcast to those rare days of sunshine, so how best do you prepare your garden for the weather and make the most of your outdoor space on those warmer days?
This latest blog posts discusses the key things to consider when it comes to creating your dream garden space. And the great thing? It can be applied to both small garden spaces and larger areas.
So let’s begin on the main elements that should be fuelling your garden ideas.
First off, colour – it plays a huge role sensory role and has even been proven to affect your mood. For garden we would suggest a calming colour scheme of neutrals beige, white, grey or black combined or alternatively a blend of vibrant pop colours for a happy and inspiring space.
Reds, orange and yellow are all great for creating a warm and welcoming area, whilst green has a very natural and complementary look when sat beside flower beds etc.
All of the above options can be introduced to your outdoor space in the form of painted surfaces or accessories.
However accessories are nothing without your choice in garden furniture and the first thing you need to decide is whether you are opting for comfort or aesthetic/ practicality, as well as looking at the space you have available.
A small space, for example, will not be able to host a large dining table but could have many bean bag lounge style seats for social occasions. Meanwhile a larger garden area could accommodate a garden furniture set.
Good material choices for this include rattan, treated metal and wood – just make sure to choose weather proof cushions or have an appropriate storage solution. This will make sure it lasts.
Once you have seating areas in place, it’s then time to frame them out with some flowering plants to complete the look of your garden.
You could have traditional raised beds and climbing plants or instead opt for a minimalist potted plants approach. They key thing is to just not overbear your garden as this can actually make it look smaller.
If this is something you struggle with then try trailing plants in corner areas, these can be easily hung decoratively once they have reached the perfect length.
However if this isn’t for you and seems like too much maintenance then accessories such as fairy lights, living walls and outdoor rug options are all a great way of making your space complete.
And by using all of these garden ideas in combination you should have the perfect outdoor space to enjoy this summer.
If your current living situation doesn’t suit your design ideas, it may be time to sell your home and make a move. And we at Nicol Estate Agents are on hand to assist in any way we can, from market insight and property valuation to pairing you with the perfect buyer.
We currently have homes for sale in East Renfrewshire, including popular areas like Newton Mearns and Cathcart.