As Spring edges ever closer to the Summer, we wanted to get you inspired and show how you can easily, and relatively cheaply, jazz up your outside garden space with our DIY garden ideas! It doesn’t have to cost the earth, and you don’t have to have acres of lawns and woodland to create an engaging and relaxing chill out zone.
All too often, we spend our days cooped up inside, so if you can build a peaceful and welcoming garden environment, you’ll be more inclined to step outside and get a nice deep breath of goodness.
1. Paper Lanterns can be such a cheap and cheerful way to brighten up your garden foliage. You can pick up mixed and colourful packs of lanterns online and they take just a couple of moments to assemble and put up.
2. With the right fixtures and fittings, a hammock can be a playful addition to your garden. Swing the day away with a good book.
3. Mirrors aren’t exactly considered stereotypical garden decor, but there’s a lot of advice online on how you can create illusions of additional space.
4. Piercing holes into painted tin cans can be beautifully striking, lightening up your garden into the evening as the sun goes down.
5. You can’t go wrong with a welly boot full of flowers; it really is as simple as that, and makes the perfect use out of old and neglected boots!
6. Allow your children to get creative in the garden with these adorable flower chalkboards.
7. Slices of wooden tree trunks can make a visually striking walkway through your garden, and makes a lovely change from concrete paving slabs!
8. Revert to your childhood and build a blanket fort in the garden. And by blanket fort, we mean a chillout space with chunky cushions, blankets and wine (drink responsibility, folks!).
9. A neglected, rusty, old bicycle can be given a new lease of life with a lick of paint, and a stack of flowers to boot.
10. Reed fencing is awesome. It’s cheap, super straightforward to “install” (you simply roll it out and secure it in place!), and can hide the most un-aesthetically pleasing components of any garden in just a few moments.
11. Who knew that a hula hoop and a set of fairy lights could make such a cool combination?
12. Drill coat hooks into your garden shed or storage space to quickly and effectively your garden tools and accessories. This will avoid the inevitable mess that is your garden shed, keeping things look slick and organised.