As the saying goes, you can’t make an omlette without breaking a few eggs and the same goes for the perfect garden design. There are mistakes to be made in any design, and there may be ideas which you thought were good that turn out badly. However, these mistakes will only help you in the search for the perfect garden design. So, here’s our tips for creating a perfect garden design.
The perfect design is very personal to an individual person. You may see a garden design and think it has a number of mistakes, whilst others may think it is the perfect design. You should design your garden to fit within your personal tastes and those that live within your home.
Before you start the designing stage of your garden, we can’t stress enough the importance of planning. Planning is vital to ensure you don’t waste any money and your garden can be completed within a certain time scale. In terms of planning, make a list of features you want to include within your garden, decide on the furniture you will require and define your colour scheme. This will help you to clarify important details before the design stage has even begun.
The colour of your garden is very important as it provides the base of your design. There are a number of different colours you can theme your garden around, depending on the flowers you want to include. For example, red, is an active and refreshing colour. However, it is also the colour of anger and is believed to cause tension. Orange is also a very refreshing colour but is much brighter and is also believed to give energy. Green on the other hand is soothing and peaceful which provides a relaxing atmosphere. Consider the atmosphere you want within your garden then choose your colour theme around this.
Another area you could add to your garden is a water feature. This could be a fountain, pond, small pool or even a bird bath. If you were going for the relaxing atmosphere within your garden then you could add a sitting area next to your pond, as you can then listen to the sound of the water whilst relaxing reading a book or similar.
How do you create a heartwarming garden within your home? Would you focus on the colour theme, or the furniture and plants within it?