Whether you have a small or a larger outdoor space, creating a relaxing environment is often high on the list when it comes to garden renovations.
From making the most of your space in the summer with a comfortable seating area, to enjoying a cosy winter wonderland, check out our 4 garden paving ideas, designed to help you create that little piece of calm.
Be smart with colour
When it comes to creating a cosy atmosphere, both light and dark colours work well. Lighter, neutral shades tend to be more reflective and can create the illusion of a bigger space, where as darker colours are perfect for accents and stand out features.
Natural Porcelain paving slabs in Tempesta are a great choice, as they are stylish, light in colour and easy to maintain.
However, if you're looking for something a bit darker then Landscape World's Black Limestone paving can provide a sleek and contemporary finish which will gradually lighten over time.
Plant pots are a great way of adding some extra interest to a patio without the hassle of maintaining a lawn and if you're short on natural green space, they are the perfect mood boosters.
Hanging plant pots and fence trails are also ideal, especially when floor space is limited.
Adding a focal point in the form of a paving circle not only creates a feature in your garden, but it also helps to draw the eye outwards and gives the impression of balance.
The Brett Bronte Circle is available in 5 different colours and works perfectly as a stand-alone feature in a smaller space.
Use of furniture
Furniture is potentially the most important aspect when creating a relaxing outdoor space. In the summer months, it's a great feeling to be able to sit outside and enjoy some sunshine so make the most of it while you can!
Bright coloured furniture can stand out and give the garden a current and individual feel. However, more traditional patio furniture can help complete the look of an understated garden.
There's endless potential when it comes to making your garden a relaxing haven - regardless of the size of the space you have to play with!
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