As we come up to summer, it’s time to start thinking about how to make the best from your garden space, however limited it may be! Even in a small space you can really make the most of it by adding some well placed pieces of decking, dividing walls, and obviously the odd palm tree!
To get the look and feel of your garden right, it’s best to first decide on how you want to use your garden, as well as your personal tastes, whether that’s a classical or more modern looking feel.
Some will prefer the cottage garden style stonework as shown in the image above, with iron tables and chairs, and a lovely contrasting stainless steel bbq. Others may prefer a modern garden area with clean cut lines, paving and gravel separations, and tall but minimal trees with potted plants scattered around.
UK Garden Furniture
If you prefer the modern look, then it could be ideal for you to invest in some modern looking rattan garden furniture (see more at gardencentreshopping.co.uk), especially the type that’s more friendly for a bio-diverse garden environment.
As you can see above, the clean, varnished line contrasts nicely with the lawn edge, and adding a border close to the house wall stops it looking too industrial. You can also admire their two toned patio doors, which are a really interesting touch!
The right side of the image is a much more modern for the United Kingdom, almost a foreign continental style garden, with lots of open brickwork, and a pergola overlooking a wide expansive seating area. The garden sofa has extra thick cushions, which I personally think is essential for really comfy garden furniture.
Updated November 2016
Weatherproofing garden furniture seems to be the new way to ensure it will last much longer than the other alternative products. If you’re looking for rattan, I suggest you look for UV stabilised PE synthetic products, to ensure they will not fade or rot in bad weather, more info can be found here: gardencentreshopping.co.uk/weatherproof-furniture
Always remember to put the lid back on your hot tub, they’re such a pain to clean out it’s definitely worth your while!