How to Create a Stylish Garden Space

There is nothing more rewarding than having a visitor remark on the beauty and style of our homes – and their furnishings.

But often that compliment doesn’t encompass the exterior parts of our properties such as the back garden.

It seems that gardens are often a neglected part of our homes when it comes to aesthetic appeal.

This seems strange – a great-looking garden is a perfect place to unwind, either alone or with family and friends.

If you want to ensure that your garden is welcoming and looks fabulous then these 8 tips may just change your home life. 

Modern color schemes can significantly improve the visual appeal of your outside space.

White is classic for a reason – you can almost never go wrong with white paint.

White also pops when it is combined with clean colors that are inspired by nature – such as green.

Pale greens are ideal for stonework and darker green shrubs can be extremely attractive.

Modern color schemes can be extremely effective when they are combined with complementary colors as far as furnishings and flowering plants are concerned.

The key is to keep the design elements simple, the combination of contemporary and stylish is made even more effective when simplicity is a guiding principle.    

Painted brickwork can be tremendously attractive and a standout feature in your garden because of the fact that it combines color and texture.

This makes white paint a great option – brickwork really comes to life when the sun highlights those wonderful patterns and the vibrant color.

The rustic look will never go out of fashion – but it can be improved on.

A painted brick wall can go a long way to making a garden shine, no matter how plain the other features are. 

Water features are also a wonderful way to add a focal point to any garden.

The new Kelkay EasyFountain is a wonderful choice.

The ‘Polished Rapids’ feature consists of a 5-tiered, modern spherical design for that ultra-stylish addition to your garden space – and the huge choice of designs makes it simple to find the perfect piece.

It is not only the visual appeal that makes these garden installations so attractive, the sounds of falling water promote relaxation – and the fountains lend an air of class to any garden.

Take your time and choose the design that works for you and your garden size.   

A beautiful gate can also add a lot lot a garden and can create a fantastic first impression.

Gates also offer security and added peace of mind. 

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Geometric shapes used in walkways, lawns, paths and gates are also a fantastic way to add to the visual appeal of any garden.

They look wonderful when plants spill over onto them in an unplanned way, the contrast with the geometric patterns is extremely interesting and stylish.

The idea of repeating patterns is important when you are planting as well.

Aim for rows of bushes or flowering plants that have been color-coordinated, even ornaments placed at regular intervals can contribute to that much sought-after modern ambiance.  

Structure should be an important part of planning your garden box plants.

Box plants are ideal for providing structure and giving the garden a unified and ‘together’ look.

Modern approaches to designing gardens usually have a ‘glue plant’ that will flourish even in the harsh temperatures and direct sun of summer. 

Natural materials used for both furniture and ornamentation remains a popular approach.

Matching those garden essentials with a contrasting fountain can be extremely eye-catching.

Or one could choose the Kelkay Bubbling Trough and match the materials you choose for ornaments and furnishings.   

Modern lighting is an essential part of any contemporary garden design.

Take some time to think about what sort of lighting would best highlight the sort of look that you are aiming for.

A string of Fairy Lights provides a wonderfully festive Bohemian ambiance, while larger electric lighting fixtures such as spotlights can be incredibly effective at highlighting design features.

The money that you spend on the right lighting should be seen as an investment – rather than an expense.

However, don’t overdo it – you are not aiming for a Monday Night Football stadium effect.   

You can expect your garden to really shine as a result of your makeover – that modern and contemporary look will add to the value of your property – and elevate your enjoyment of your stunningly transformed outdoor space.

Take your time to research just how you achieve that perfect look, and shop around to make sure that the money you invest in your garden results in the perfect selection of ornaments, furniture, and flowers.

Taking a little bit of time will result in a garden space that provides the perfect retreat from the modern world.

Giuseppe Tallarico

Giuseppe is a versatile and results-oriented Agronomist specializing in Permaculture, Food Security, and Environmental Management Systems dedicated to consulting large-scale farms through the transition to sustainable and regenerative agriculture to achieve maximum profitability naturally while creating a greener abundant earth for generations to come. Giuseppe is an Accredited Instructor by the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and a permaculture consultant for the government of Jordan. Giuseppe serves the world permaculture community as the founder and General Manager of the World Permaculture Association and the head of the Urban Permaculture Laboratory Educational Center.