Are you dreaming about the wonderful sunny summer days where you can spend most of your day outside in your garden enjoying a cocktail or two? Same! I can’t wait for the weather to get a bit better, so I can start being outside more. Aren’t we all fed up with being inside?
However, before we can start to fully enjoy our gardens, we need to give our outdoor spaces some much-deserved attention! There are plenty of ways to spruce up your garden, from creating outdoor retreats that offer you a seamless transition from indoor living to outdoor living to adding garden features to help wildlife thrive and survive. Today I’ve partnered up with Designer Shade Solutions retractable roofs Sydney to share some of their top outdoor trends to elevate any garden.
Create an indoor/outdoor retreat.
The team at Designer Shade Solutions recommends installing a retractable roof pergola in your garden, patio or terrace to create an indoor/outdoor retreat. These are modern pergolas that feature a retractable and tilting louvered roof, allowing you to make the most out of your garden no matter the weather. As Janine Huldie mentions, “these modern pergolas offer privacy, shade and protection from the weather plus, provide the perfect retreat to lounge, entertain and dine outdoors.”
These retractable roofs can be installed in the middle of your garden as a fabulous centrepiece or attached to your property as an extension of your current living space. Wouldn’t you love to enjoy your garden all-year-round? Wouldn’t you enjoy being outside no matter if the sun is shining or if it rains? With a modern pergola you can do that and much more! How fab are these?
Plants with a purpose.
Back gardens are being used with more of a purpose. Many homeowners seem to be moving towards planting veggies, herbs, and fruit trees. Pretty Big Butterflies comments that she’s seen “more and more people planting vegetables on their balconies, planting edible plants on their garden and thoroughly enjoying seeing these grow and bloom.” And I have too! I even jumped on the veggie planting bandwagon!
Care for wildlife.
As Renovation Bay Bee mentions, “Spending more time at home has given the opportunity to watch and admire all the animals that visit our garden more often.” It’s important to give them a helping hand during cold days to ensure they have everything they need to thrive and survive, including food and water. You can add a little pond, some bird feeders or simply keep a part of your garden completely untouched, so wildlife can have a safe space to rest.