A haven of peace where it is good to roam and rest, the garden deserves to be thought of as an extension of the house. Plants, furniture, lighting, decorations … We thought about. all. Goal ? Give you in 5 steps all the cards to arrange your outdoor space as it should be. Hot summer!
Our 5 steps
– Make a garden plan
– Choose garden furniture
– Plant and decorate the garden
– Lighting the garden
1. Make a garden plan
Landscaping your garden is like designing a room in the house. Space to live in its own right, the garden is not invented by chance! Just like a professional, take the time to make a plan of your outdoor space to realize its dimensions, but also to consider the available space for your amenities: terrace, furniture, children’s games, kitchen garden, flowers … An overview will help you make the right choices.
Council : outdoor kitchens are popular! And if you install one to bring a touch of extra comfort to your garden parties?
2. Choosing garden furniture
Garden furniture now comes in a multitude of materials and styles. The main deco element for outdoor spaces, it requires a minimum of maintenance and protection to stay with you as long as possible.
Bamboo or rattan : Light and trendy, bamboo garden furniture (or rattan) is easy to move but fragile: You will have to protect it so that it does not turn gray .
Plastic : ultra practical, plastic garden furniture has evolved considerably in recent years.There are many models in almost every color! Remember to clean the plastic regularly and protect it.
Wrought iron : a classic garden, wrought iron is a must-have for outdoor furniture. As romantic as vintage, it will immerse you in an atmosphere worthy of the most beautiful countryside.
Resin : Designed for outdoor use, resin garden furniture is generally weatherproof without flinching. A good point for this furniture deemed both comfortable and elegant.
Tip : and why not install a hanging chair at the bottom of the garden? This small floating reading corner will be stormed for sure!
3. Plant and decorate the garden
You will first need to delineate each planting area with borders. The latter will bring a clean and minimalist side, particularly welcome in a small garden.
Then make sure to respect a certain order in the plantations so as not to clutter the view.Place in the foreground the low and overlapping plants, then in the background, the most tufted. The tall stems will take place in the last row. Go for the grasses, conifers and flowering shrubs that enhance the landscape in no time.
Tip : Colorful flowerpots and planters are also a smart and inexpensive way to decorate your outdoors. Place them at the bottom of the garden to attract the eye and create an impression of space. You can also paint the wall of the fence: visual effect guaranteed!
Indispensable in summer to avoid sunstroke, the shaded terrace can also be a decoration accessory of the garden. Thought as the extension of the house outside, take the time to consider all its development possibilities:
The walled pergola, or mural : it leans on one of the walls of the house to cover a terrace.
Freestanding pergola : it is composed of 4 pillars and is therefore independent. It can be installed on a terrace near the house, or further, in a corner of the garden.
Good to know : a pergola is a piece of equipment that changes the exterior appearance of buildings and facades. It may therefore require a prior declaration of work, or a building permit if it lands on a masonry floor with a footprint greater than 40 square meters.
5. Enlighten the garden
Design lighting, lanterns, garlands, baseros, leds … There are a multitude of options to light your garden. The choice will be tough. Think first about the final effect you want to create and think about mixing the lighting styles to give perspective to your garden and a greater sense of space.
Floor lamps, spotlights, spotlights, wall lights : they all provide a very good brightness, without losing aesthetics.
Electric and solar lamps and lamps : they provide light through batteries or solar energy and can be placed anywhere in the garden, without worry of electrical connection.
Lamps and garlands : more decorative than bright, this type of lighting creates an intimate or festive atmosphere depending on the situation.
LED lighting : flowerpots, balls, light furniture … These energy-saving lights are also an original and creative way to light your garden.
Tip : think about harmony with your environment, making sure that cables and other connection systems are as unobtrusive as possible.