CREATING A MAGICAL OUTDOOR SPACE

Now that summer is fast approaching, you may be thinking about making some changes to the garden ready for your first barbecue of the year. The garden can be an amazing space in your home and will often be filled with colour, life and great views. If you want to create a magical scene in your garden this year, here’s how.

Add some colour

The main advantage of a garden is that you can plant some amazing things and bring beautiful colours into the space in a shirt space of time. If you feel like your garden is looking a little boring this year, you can have some fun and buy some young bedding plants at your local garden centre. Bring them home and brighten up your space in a matter of minutes.

Bring in wildlife

If you want to create the most magical place for your family and friends to enjoy this year, the best thing you can do is encourage some wildlife into the space. Wildlife can come in the form of bees, butterflies, birds and small mammals- and once you bring them in you will feel as if your garden is full of life and character. To attract birds you can buy a bird bath and feeder and place it at the back of the garden where you can see it. Any birds in the area will notice this quickly and you will soon have a whole host of them visiting each day. To attract bees and butterflies, plant a buddleia. The advantage of this is also that a buddleia has stunning flowers.

Accessorise

If you have a patio area near the back of your home, this will likely be the main place you entertain your guests. To add some fun to the space you can add in some fun accessories like the best indoor outdoor thermometer to track the weather, a rain catcher to see rainfall in the space, and a hanging basket to bring some life and colour. You could also plant some herbs into a pot and let the aroma fill the space.

Comfy seating

If you plan on having many garden parties or summer get togethers in the garden you will want to make sure that you invest in comfortable seating for everyone. Make an effort to find chairs which are supportive, and buy some waterproof cushions which will add extra comfort and colour to the space.

Lighting

The magic of a summer’s night is one which can seldom be replaced.  But you  can make it even more magical this year. If you have a decent sized garden, a fun way to add light to the space would be to buy some collar powered lights to place in the ground. It will look soft, magical and very pretty for everyone in the space. To add an extra air of magic, you can hang some outdoor fairy lights to your back wall or even in one of the trees at the back of the garden. This soft light paired with your barbecue flame will make for an amazing atmosphere.

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