Gardens are great during the day, the perfect place to soak up the sun. They also make a great evening hangout too. If you’re looking for the perfect entertaining space, then giving your garden an evening-friendly makeover can help you get even more use out of your yard.
Turn your garden into the perfect evening escape with the tips below.
Add some lighting
To get the most out of your outdoor space in the evening, you’re going to need some lighting. There are some stylish ways you can light your yard including using string lights or solar-powered lanterns that will create a beautiful effect. Choosing LED, or solar-powered lights is a great cost-effective option if you’re looking to light your garden on a budget. You can also add some candles in tall glass hurricane jars to put on the ground or on tables to add some further lighting. Get the lighting right, and you’ll easily be able to sit and enjoy your outdoor space until the sun comes up.
Make seating comfortable and stylish
Outdoor seating should be comfortable and functional, but you can add a bit of style to it too. Choose some furniture that is easy to keep clean and is waterproof – it’s surprising what bargains you could get by doing some online shopping that means your garden furniture doesn’t have to cost much to look great. Scatter cushions are a budget-friendly way to add some colour and texture, while larger ones are also great for sitting on! You’ll want to preserve your furniture as much as possible, so it’s a good idea to invest in some covers you can put over your furniture when it’s not in use.
Heat it up
Even the warmest of climates can bring about some chilly evenings, something that can stop you wanting to make more use of your garden. However, investing in some outdoor patio propane heaters is an easy and effective way to heat your space to make it more inviting. Patio heaters allow you to sit out, eat dinner and enjoy being outdoors for longer – a great way to get the most out of it. You could also bring out some throws and blankets to help people stay warm and cosy for when you want to create a more relaxed atmosphere.
Get creative with fragrance
While you may not be able to see your plants and flowers in the dark, you’ll certainly be able to smell them. Having some fragrant plants around your garden will help add to the relaxed outdoor vibe and give your space a little something extra. Space can be an issue in small urban gardens, but you could try some vertical gardening instead to grow additional plants. Choose plants and flowers that release their fragrance at night such as petunias, wisteria and honeysuckle – the effect will be gorgeous as you relax after dark.
Transforming your garden into a space that’s fit for evenings can be done with some simple additions that won’t cost the earth. Check out Pinterest and Instagram to get ideas on how you can make your garden more suitable for evenings and start getting more out of your outdoor space.
* This is a collaborative post.