Revamping your garden or outdoor area is a fantastic way to bring life into your home. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a style that best suits your space. We’ve narrowed it down to our top five garden styles to help you revamp your home.
The Classic Garden
Classic gardens never go out of style. If your home already has classic elements, this will easily complement the existing structure. Classic gardens usually feature geometric patterns and symmetrical ornaments to create balanced proportions. Add to your classic garden by assigning focal points by using sculptures and water features to help draw the eye. Lastly, be mindful of your landscaping by making sure to keep your grass manicured and shrubs groomed.
A Floral Affair
Why buy flowers, when you can grow them in your backyard? Floral gardens are the perfect way to add a bit of vibrancy and beautiful scents to your outdoor space. Consider matching your floral garden to your home’s colour schemes to ensure fluidity. Also consider flowers that are best suited for the climate in your particular suburb and land type. Don’t forget to investigate different types of foliage to help break up the colours and add that extra bit of texture to your design.
Alfresco areas are best for larger families or if you just love entertaining and having a lounge outdoors. The extra outdoor living space is the perfect location to unwind after a long day or to have a lazy weekend. To keep your alfresco area looking fresh all year round, we recommend installing a veranda or pergola to protect it from the weather. Simply add a cosy sofa bed, throws and pillows, and you’ll have extended space to spend time with friends and family.
Minimalist gardens are among our favourite as they complement almost every home type and are easy to maintain. When creating a minimalist garden, think about clean lines, geometric shapes and keep it simple. Create beautiful landscapes by using negative space through large areas of trimmed grass and shrubbery. Water features are also a great way to add that finishing touch to your minimalist garden.
If you’re a fan of fresh produce and love to cook your own meals, a sustainable garden would make an amazing addition to your home. Not only will it be more cost effective, but it will also help to reduce your environmental footprint. Sustainable gardens do need regular upkeep, so make sure to read up on how to take care of your plants to get the most out of them. Think about implementing a compost bin or worm farm to even further your green initiative. However if you ever start to feel a little overwhelmed at the thought of owning a sustainable garden, don’t be afraid to get a professional opinion to help you get on your way.