We are always talking about ‘garden design’ and how you should make sure your garden sticks to a theme, but just how important is it?
A lot of work and effort goes into creating a ‘garden design’ and it allows us to show off our creative side. Whilst most of us are happy to go around the house and redecorate, most of us look at our gardens and feel completely lost. This isn’t surprising. For most people, garden design is ‘alien’ to us, but we are here to tell you that garden design IS important. Not only is it important in making your home feel like ‘home’, it can also add value to your home. With this in mind, you need to consider your garden design.
When it comes down to it, it is your garden design. It is likely you will have lots of different colours, materials and ideas in mind. However, you need to ‘rein’ this in, so that you only have one theme in mind. There are lots of different ideas you may have when it comes to your garden design, but this is where a garden designer can help.
Think about this. The home you live in would have been designed by an architect, it would then have been approved by local authorities and built by construction professionals. Similarly, your plumbing and electric would have been handled by professionals, so why should your garden be any different?
When constructing your home, the architect would have been given specific instructions to choose a theme or style. For example, you may live in a traditional home, contemporary or even a mock Georgian home. This wasn’t done by accident and everything would have been thought through carefully. Every material used within that home would have been used to match the house style itself. Your garden should be the same.
If designed correctly, a garden can simply be an extension of a home. For example, if you live in a mock Georgian home then you may wish to use a mock Georgian garden as well. A theme is important in all aspects, not just to conform with your home but also so you can purchase items to go within your garden without the need of a Designer to always tell you where things should be going!
So, what style is your garden design? Have you conformed to your house style or have you ‘rebelled’?