Spring will soon give way to summer and here at Residence Style, we’ve decided to make our own top 4 tips to help you get the most out of your outdoor space this summer.
1) Re-Imagine Your Colour Palette
If your garden has lain dormant during the winter months, then it may be looking somewhat barren – but look on the bright side! This means you have a relatively clean slate to think anew, inject your garden with the vibrancy of contrasting colors.
2017 saw the rise of green as the primary color both inside and out which blends brilliantly with most outdoor spaces. To complement this natural shade why not reach for equally rich and natural pigments like a sunburst-yellow or light turquoise. Embrace the brilliance of summer in your new color palette.
2) Night & Day
It’s no secret that most of us like to make the most of socializing outdoors in the summer sun. If you’re planning on hosting a garden party, a BBQ, or just some quiet drinks then make sure you optimize your space to make the most of both night and day.
Start by mowing the lawn and mulching the flower beds to cover weeds – this will automatically make your garden feel more spacious and organized. Don’t stop there, add outdoor lights like solar powered garden lamps or fiesta style festoons to make sure your evening transitions seamless from sunset into some late drinks. Using light features in this way will also give your garden a certain vintage feel.
Make sure you have the option of shade for the hotter days, especially if you are planning an all-day gathering. Awnings, parasols, and pergolas are all good options for a permanent garden feature. The pergola is a particularly good choice because you can customize the frame by growing or arranging plants on it. This would only serve to cool it further since the foliage is nature’s own air conditioner.
If you want a more adaptable solution, then a Garden Camping Pop Up Gazebo would be ideal. If space is at a premium, then you can choose the suitable size for the gazebo and also decide to put it up as and when you need it.
4) Edibles as Ornamentals
Combine your garden with edible elements. If you have space, a vegetable patch or a herb wall adds color and aroma to your garden. They can be mixed in with ornamental plants, but crucially they could be used to compliment your summer BBQ.
If you plant early enough, then you could be making fresh salads to garnish the usual plates of burgers, sausages, and kebabs often served on a summer BBQ! But why limit yourself to food? If you create a herb wall, then use some fresh mint for a cooling mojito cocktail.
We hope you found these tips on getting that perfect summer garden useful, if you have some of your own, please do share them in the comments section below.