So you’re pretty great on the inside, and your house is pretty great too. The amount of time you’ve put into creating a great interior that matches your personality and style will be paying off for years to come! However, what about the exterior of your house? Gardening is something we all want to do a bit more of, whether that be because we’re cultivating a hobby, wanting to fit in with the neighborhood, or simply wishing to eat our own vegetables. Yet, does it feel like you? Does it resonate with your style and taste? Do you walk outside and immediately feel at home? If not, it’s time to change things! Here’s some tips on making your outside feel a lot more like you do inside!
If You Have a Small Space
Even better! When you’ve only got a limited amount of room to work with, it’s a lot easier to keep track of everything you need to take care of. A small space can be calm and cutesy when you need it to be, and can be overgrown and wild a lot easier when you’ve had a change of heart.
Set down some borders in the same way you would a bigger garden, as these will keep all of your plant life in the right areas. Buy some garden ornaments to really make the space feel like a magical portal into a different world: fairies, gnomes, and animals alike can be found for cheap at garden centers.
Get an Area to Bathe in Nature
And no, don’t actually do this physically! Instead, craft yourself a space that speaks to your mind whilst letting you relax in your surroundings. We all like to think about visiting a national park or garden to simply stop and smell the flowers, and you can easily do this for yourself at home.
Hire some professional patio builders if you think your own skills aren’t quite up to scratch yet for such a big project. This way you can be assured that your pavement will stay up to code with firm foundations, and weeds will be more unlikely to burst through.
Coordinate Your Colors
When you’re planting, make sure you’re doing it in a scheme. Even if you prefer the wild side of things, your planting is going to have a lot more structure to it than just throwing some shades around. Of course make sure you’re going by the seasons as well, as in winter for example, you can plant some blue and pale flowers around, or even turn that on its head by planting some rich colors.
Also try to buy some plants that can live out of their prime season as well so you can always look outside to see some refreshing plants still breaking through. It can give us some hope at the end of the day!
The outside can easily match the inside with some time and effort. Read gardening magazines and buy what you think looks nice; it’s your space!
*This is a collaborative post.