Building A Minimalist Gardens
If you want a fun project to do this weekend, you can take a look at restructuring and rearranging your outdoor space. When we look at decorating the garden it is always thought that we are limited to what we can do, but in fact, there are many different themes and styles you can use to spruce up the space.
Minimalist design is all the range these days, and if you are struggling with having the money to decorate your home this summer, you don’t have to take out a loan from for this project! Minimalist gardens are a great option for small spaces and if you haven’t got green fingers. Here are some of the things you can do to turn your garden into a minimalist design this year.
Most traditional garden designs have a range of flower beds and features which border a central lawn. When you have a minimalist design though, you can change this up and bring other elements into that lawn space. For example, many minimalist gardens will have paving for at least half of the lawn space which brings a fresh look to the garden. Your grass can act almost like a carpet or a rug and be a more ornamental element in this type of garden. And on the plus side, there will be less for you to mow!
When decorating your garden you need to think about reducing the number of materials you use in the space. Minimalism is all about being unfussy and making your space look clean. If you have white paving on the patio, bring white paving into other parts of the garden as well, such as for a walkway or a bridge over a pond. Fewer materials mean less work and less cost.
When choosing a color scheme for your garden, you will want to focus all of the colors on the plants you want to bring into the space. For example, if you have white paving or neutral colors surrounding the garden, you can bring 2-3 colors into the garden which will make the area pop and give you a seamless design all year round. A popular color scheme is purple, green and orange.
The green will come from your grass, leaves and other shrubs: purple can come from lots of flowers, large shrubs like buddleia, and dark grasses: orange will be a pop of color throughout the area and it can come in the form of poppies, azaleas, and even tulips.
Grouped Planters For A Clean Look
You can bring a group of different sized planters into the garden for a cohesive and fun effect. If you can buy 3 sizes of the same planter and place them in the same area this will make your space look much better. You can use this as a great opportunity to grow some herbs or plant fruit like these ones
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One of the features which fit wonderfully with a minimalist garden is water. Bringing water throughout the design gives a sense of calm and a sense of space. You can either have a water feature which trickles throughout the day, a pond in the corner of the space, or you can go one step further with a ‘river’ which flows underneath and through your patio. Bring some carp into the space and you have a stunning Japanese inspired garden.