When it comes to decorating our homes, many of us work through one room at a time.
This is a decision that can be dictated by time, money, or both. However, it can be all too easy to forget to step back and take a look at the bigger picture – that is, how all the rooms work with each other and how they work with the rest of your house.
This should include both the exterior style of your home and of course your garden, which is considered by many to be another room, in order to get a truly cohesive look. Rather than just focusing on one room at a time, consider how one room flows into the next and how you can carry some uniting features, whether style, detail or even colour, from the interior of your house to the exterior.
If you are not a particularly green fingered person then creating a garden that fits cohesively with the design of the interior of your home can be difficult. This is when it can be worth speaking to professionals such as Revell Landscaping who have many years of experience transforming outdoor spaces work closely with their clients to achieve this unity between the interior and exterior.
Carrying style into your home
The path to your house is a great opportunity to give people a sample of the style that lies behind your front door. There is so much more you can do than have a simple path with a few potted plants on your doorstep. If a modern style is your taste then choose plants that reflect this; plants with striking foliage and oversized pots in single colour will work well. Use clean lines and keep it simple.
If the home behind your front door is more traditional then the approach should reflect this, both in terms of planting, profusions of cluttered colours, and accessories.
The great thing about water features is that they come in all shapes, sizes and styles.
A modern waterfall effect water feature can look truly stunning but if you have a Victorian property, with a more traditional Victorian style garden then it is likely that it will look out of place. If you don’t want something as traditional as a fountain then a rock effect waterfall would be a good choice or even a pond.
When planning seating for the inside of our homes, we shop around, try it out and ultimately pick something that is not only comfortable but also matches the style of our interior and the colour scheme. This applies to any seating we buy, whether modern or more traditional in style. The garden is an extension of the home and as such the same careful consideration should be applied to any outdoor seating you buy. Think about how it will be used, where it will be placed, the style and if you have a large garden whether you want more than one type of seating available.
From wrought iron benches to wooden ones for a more informal seating area to rattan sets or metal and tempered glass seating for a more formal dining arrangement in your garden, there are lots of options available, and definitely something to suit every style of garden and home.
Whatever the style of your home and garden, with careful planning and attention to detail, creating a cohesive design that flows from the front of your property through your home and into the exterior of your property has never been easier.