When talking about luxury gardens, many of us will think about stunning celebrity gardens with manicured lawns and infinity pools, but while these might be out of reach for most of us, that doesn’t mean you can’t create a luxe outdoor space on a budget.
A garden is an extension of your home so it should showcase your personal taste as well as offer additional space for you to relax and unwind or entertain guests. These tips will help you create that luxury feel in your garden.
To begin creating a luxury garden, you need to extend your interior design outdoors. This includes garden furniture, such as comfortable chairs and coffee tables, and finishing touches that ooze luxury, including soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, and garden rugs.
Your outdoor space should feel harmonious with the interior of your home, so try to match patterns, colours, and design trends where possible as this will bring an extra touch of class to your garden,
Bold features catch the eye and can be a talking point for your guests. When it comes to statement pieces, remember that less is more and that they don’t necessarily need to take over the space, just provide a focal point.
A statement piece can be anything from a bold piece of furniture such as a garden egg chair or swing seat, through to water features, such as a pond or fountain, or even a piece of unique décor, like a hand-painted mural on a wall or fence. Statement pieces don’t need to be expensive, either. Many unwanted household items can be upcycled into beautiful planters, for example, an old bathroom sink, a broken wheelbarrow, or even an old pair of wellies!
A surefire way to bring a touch of luxury to any garden is to add some lighting. Whether you choose stake lights alongside a pathway, lanterns to bring a soft glow to a terrace, or hanging string lights to create a romantic atmosphere, the right lighting can alter the look and feel of your outdoor space.
Not only are garden lights a budget-friendly way to add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space but outdoor lighting is also highly practical and means you can enjoy your garden all year round, even after the sun has set.
Carefully chosen plants will elevate the overall look and feel of your garden, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve that luxury aesthetic. In fact, the smaller your space, the fewer pieces you’ll need, and a few large statement plants can work much better than lots of smaller plants, and they’ll also require less maintenance.
You can choose flowering plants to provide pops of colour that will complement your design theme but otherwise, it’s a good idea to opt for a largely green palette. Pretty evergreen plants will ensure your garden looks beautiful in all seasons, for a luxury outdoor space you can enjoy all year round.